|Barked: Sun May 6, '12 10:20am PST |
|I have a rescued pyr and wanted to wait until he was fully grown to neuter him. He played in daycare every day. By the time he was 8 months old, he was getting into fights all the time. Some weren’t his fault. The other dominate dogs in the “pack” started to single him out. He never got injured or injured anyone else, but when he turned on his brother and put his teeth on me --we went straight to the vet to get neutered.
It was very traumatic. So much swelling, the stitches came out a couple times, and it took weeks to recover. He does okay with other dogs now, but still has issues with dominate dogs.
When I got a GSP puppy a few years later, I got him neutered at 16 weeks. The surgery went great and the recovery time seemed like a matter of hours. By the next day he didn’t even notice. He does great with all dogs because they view him as more of a puppy so less of a threat.
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