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Old 01-31-2013, 05:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Don't mean to change the subject but...That is one BEAUTIFUL DOG!!


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Old 01-31-2013, 06:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Bosley still has his and he does not have any aggression issues nor behavioural issues. We get a bit more attention because they are so noticeable lol but not because he's humping or peeing on everything.

A lot of behaviours can be corrected by proper training. Sometimes a neuter is helpful but most of the time the issue is behavioural. If you look into the research they say it is better to wait as they benefit from then hormones. The whole spay and neuter your pet is to help with the over abundant pet population. Unfortunately it was one if the easier marketing schemes to use so that people would actually listen to. It worked when they started and still works today. Just my two cents


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Old 01-31-2013, 07:42 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The swelling of the sack is NOT from letting them exercise, it's actually from restricting them too much. My mom said that the day of and after surgery Tyson had to lay low, but that starting on day two it was actually essential that he got LOTS of exercise and to run him as much as we could, as that would keep the swelling down.


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Old 01-31-2013, 09:49 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Cochise is 3 years old and still has all of his parts. I don't see me EVER having him neutered.

I have however met a lot of people whose parents should have been neutered.
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Achilles was neutered within a couple of weeks of us rescuing him, and he was 3. I wasn't prepared for the rather large, deflated sac that has been left behind!! It honestly looks like he is not neutered (unless he's been out in the snow...then the sac tightens up to reveal that it is empty!). We didn't have him long before the altercation to know whether it really changed much, but he appears to be the same dog.


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It's funny trueblueflipover said that, I am the 3rd of 4 children, (only male) when I turned 15 my mother told my father that what she should have done after the 2nd child!!!! Now I understand


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Trigger...how old is your boy? Balls "dropping" has nothing to do with aggression IMO because MOST 8 week old puppies "balls" have dropped already LOL....What you are probably seeing is typical puppy/teenager behaviour. My boy was done at 4 years old.

If he is being unruly I would suggest maybe obedience classes?
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My Dodger is roughly 2 1/2, still intact, and is the most sweet and loving boy, not an aggressive bone in his body. The only times I've ever seen a whisper of anything is if he's reacting to a dog snapping at him, or if he's "protecting" Daisy because she has gotten herself into some sort of altercation. Even then it's all bark and no bite and he listens very well.

I truly think so much of it is the dogs personality, I've never seen him hump anything at all, he marks a little bit outside, but mainly when we have playdates and he covers where any other dog has peed.

I can't see us getting him fixed unless there is a health concern, he's the perfect boy and I would hate to see his personality get altered. Our Daisy is fixed so we're not worried about any accidental litters happening.

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I finally gave in at 17 months. K.O. got too aggressive with all of his testosterone equipment intact and I had to get him neutered. It's been 5 months now since the fix and it has made a positive improvement in his behavior.
i know he is still only 8 weeks old but this dog is seriously getting bad. he bit my husband for no reason today just came up and litteraly bit his hand and he growls at just about every single person in this house all the time but me he only does it from time to time if i catch him off guard and im seriously considering if he doesnt stop only waiting the 4 more months and getting it done with his attitude
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Trigger...how old is your boy? Balls "dropping" has nothing to do with aggression IMO because MOST 8 week old puppies "balls" have dropped already LOL....What you are probably seeing is typical puppy/teenager behaviour. My boy was done at 4 years old.

If he is being unruly I would suggest maybe obedience classes?
according to our vet he is 8 weeks old. they still arent fully dropped though. im not sure how big an 8 week old boxer should be but with what our vet has said about his age he was 7 weeks 3 days and was 7.4lbs
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