Neutering Your Male Dog Is Smart, Sensible And Kind!
Many people have the mistaken notion that neutering your male dog is unkind or painful. The fact of the matter is, nothing could be further from the truth. There are many advantages to having your male dog neutered, both for you and the dog. In this article, we will discuss the many smart reasons why male dogs should be neutered. Read on to learn more.
Neutering doesn’t hurt!
When you have your dog neutered by a qualified, skilled and experienced veterinarian, your dog will feel no pain. He will be anesthetized during the operation, and post-operative pain is negligible if it is present at all. Most modern vets encourage the use of post-op pain meds these days. You can certainly make use of these if you wish. When you have your dog neutered, you will be surprised to see that he will be up and romping around as if nothing happened in almost no time at all. If not, something is wrong and you should consult your vet.
Neutered male dogs are safer and happier.
When you have your male dog neutered, naturally his testosterone levels will drop. This means he will be far less confrontational. He will not have any reason to challenge other male dogs. He will not have any reason to roam around looking for female dogs. In short, he will be your companion, loyal to you and very inclined to stay at home and behave himself.
Neutered dogs are better neighbors.
Your neighbors are far less likely to complain about your neutered male dog than they would be about an intact male dog roaming around the neighborhood marking territory and picking fights.
Neutered dogs are healthier.
Your neutered male dog will not experience hormonal ups and downs that can lead to problems such as stress related illnesses and cancer. He will be very unlikely to get into fights that end in injury requiring veterinary attention. He will also be less likely to be hit by a car as long as you do your part and provide a safe and secure environment for him.
Neutered male dogs are more predictable.
You are far more likely to have problems with an intact male dog doing things like attacking the neighbor’s cat or small dog, or suddenly deciding that your new baby doesn’t belong in your family. Intact male dogs are territorial, and they have far more tendency to feel that they should be in charge.
Training is easier with a neutered male dog.
Your neutered male dog is more likely to accept you as the “leader of the pack”. He will attend to and receive instruction better than an intact dog. When you take him to obedience classes, he will not find it necessary to challenge other participants. He also will not make a nuisance of himself by marking everything in sight as his territory.
A neutered male dog is a better pet.
Having your male dog neutered is a sensible and responsible thing to do. He will be a happier, more settled, more satisfactory pet for you. He will also be healthier and enjoy a longer life span.
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About the Author: Wayne Booth is owner of Canine Behavior Specialists in Nashville, TN. Wayne has been teaching people how to become Professional Dog Trainers since 1990 and he is the Training Director of Canine Behavior Specialists Network.