jdoyle: What are the outcomes of getting my Pug puppy neutered?
Lately, my Pug has been really being bad. He is very hyper, barks excessively, and can pee all over the house. I've been hearing that if you get a puppy neutered he will act better. Will this really help?
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Answer by Fetch
Neutering your male dog will help with some hormonal-based behaviors like scent-marking and aggression, but the surgery will not correct bad behavior caused by a lack of training or socialization.
Answer by Kat
Oh my, I have had many dogs and we get them all spayed or neutered. We've had dogs that have peed profusely inside and when we got them fixed they stopped their peeing/marking inside and outside! So please get your dog spayed or neutered.
Answer by wamadeus1971
Well, I thought the same thing and had my dog neutered. It hasn't calmed him down any or stopped him from marking everything in sight. Not even the slightest. He was just mad at me for a few days and gave me really disappointing looks.
Now I can't ever breed him, although I was considering it at one time. But everyone says neuter, neuter, neuter your dog. I know it will eliminate testicular cancer when he is old, but from experience, it won't change his attitude or his marking (peeing) necessarily. Good luck.
Answer by walkinglady
Yes, it will curb his tendency to want to mark territory. However, if he has been going in the house you first need to get all traces of the smell out or he won't ever quit. It's also healthier for your Pug to be neutered as it cuts down on the chances of cancer.
Answer by g_neva
I have two Pugs, one male and one female (both fixed). My male doesn't pee in the house anymore, but if he has been inside alone for a long time he will poop out of anger. The only real annoyance is that he still wants to "be romantic" with my female and if they are playing together he will try to mount her.
I highly recommend neutering though, my male Pug had a testicle that didn't drop and that is what prompted me to have him fixed, but really I didn't get him to breed I got him to love. You have to remember though, Pugs were bred as companions and they hate to be alone and will react with bad behavior.
Answer by Chester
Imagine you're a male dog, your only real passion in life is to sniff, eat, and hump. Somebody cuts off your sack, your ability to sniff is now reduced, your hormones change your eating patterns, and humping is futile. Are you pissed off and aggressive?
Answer by Dani42379
Neutering is the best and can help with those types of behaviors. But if it's a habit now you'll need to try other things to get it to stop completely.
The other reason to neuter and not breed is because millions of animals are euthanized in this country every single year simply because there aren't enough resources.
Breeding isn't for hobbyists. Get pets spayed and neutered. It helps them, helps you and helps overpopulation.
Call your vet for more advice.
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Answer by mcc
Training will calm him down - neutering will only reduce the drive to reproduce and that will take more than a year for the hormones to leave the building. Get thee to training classes to teach him replacement behaviors.
Answer by ljn331
Yes, it will help with the problems that are hormonally influenced, like peeing and biting through dominance.
However, if you wait too long they will become learned behaviors and it will be very difficult to get the dog to stop them.
Answer by tmw2362
Yes, spay/ neutering DOES help. my oldest male was very aggressive before he was neutered, I spoke to my vet, and he said it would calm him down, so I had it done and I can say from personal experience that yes it does help. but also do some training along with that.
Answer by Eugene
Neutering him will either not or only very marginally improve his behavior. However, it is desirable to neuter him for many other reasons and that service is often available at the SPCA for a very reasonable fee. Some SPCA organizations also offer dog training lessons, so you may check that out too.
Answer by Jerry J
How much improvement you'll see depends on other factors, such as how old he is, but it certainly won't hurt. Get him neutered.
Answer by German_Shepherds
Neutering a dog simply removes his ability to reproduce. It does not involve brain surgery so It will not automatically change your Pug's behavior, that is what training is for.
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