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How castration can affect your Golden retriever

How castration can affect your Golden retriever

In unneutered pets, the following behaviors can be observed: urinating on everything and everywhere (including furniture, curtains, shoes, etc. in your household), a significant change in behavior around female dogs in heat, many dogs will actively look for a females in heat (skipping the highest fences, breaking the fence, etc.), sometimes they might be aggressive towards other dogs and jump on them, when they smell a female in heat they might stop eating altogether, and in order to satisfy the natural urge they might jump on objects and people, howl and whine for weeks.

In relation to the aforementioned behavior, it was found that neutered dogs usually display a much better behavior. Not only do they not have as much desire to wander looking for females to mate, they do not mark their territory by urinating, they are less aggressive towards other dogs.

All of these, as well as many other, undesirable behaviors can especially be kept under control if the dog is neutered between 9 and 12 months of age, that is, before reaching sexual maturity and the general development of bad habits.

However, the neutering will only reduce the production of testosterone, so a dog that is dominant might still retain the desire to wander and behave more aggressively.

For such dogs, even with neutering, the owner must ensure proper training and discipline inside and outside of the home in order to ensure the best possible results.

In this case, it is highly recommended to train your dog, preferably in some of the schools for dog training. Namely, the staff in these schools will accomplish great success with your dog and will correct the undesirable behaviors in pets. Furthermore, the education is not for the dog only, but also for the dog’s owner, as owners play a key role in their dog’s life.

Therefore, it is difficult to predict a pet’s behavior after neutering, since there is no guarantee that this alone will be enough to help with unwanted behavior.

It is best to first consult with your dog’s vet and the staff in dog training schools to help search for the best way to fix your dog’s behavior. With the combination of their advices you will most certainly arrive at the best possible solution.