Post # 1
So we just had our poor guy neutered this past Friday. We were a little late in getting it done (he is 8 months), but for various reasons it just couldn’t be done sooner. My question is: How did your dog change, if any, once he was neutered?
I’ve heard that most dogs calm down, become less agressive, and are generally “easier” to handle once they have been neutered. This was a positive point about the surgery that we were looking forward to because our dog is slighty dominate and agressive around new dogs and new men. We’ve tried many things, but people kept telling us, “oh once he is neutered he will stop.”
Well it’s now Monday and I feel like our dog has gone MORE hay-wire if anything. I’m wondering how your experiences have gone? I keep thinking that maybe he’s a little moody and acting sort of crazy (attacking the cat, running around like a pyscho etc.) because his hormones are leveling out. Does anyone know anything about this? It seems like he’s mad at us and he’s being even more of a brat now. I’m just hoping that it will all stop in a couple of days or I’m going to go crazy myself. Other than still having bruising and stitches he’s healthy and running/walking, eating, playing, going to the bathroom etc. all fine. I’m hoping maybe some of you know a little more about neutering and how it effects the hormones of a male dog. I can’t imagine it must all level out immediatley considering you’re taking away a huge part of the male anatomy, but my FI picked him up and didn’t bother to ask the vet very much about all this, so i really have no information.
Any info would be appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
My dog is pretty psycho (crying, possessiveness, neediness) and he’s improved soo much since being neutered.
My main reason for neutering him was the spraying. Ick. He sprayed a lot and on everything, but I’m happy to say that he NEVER sprays now. (thank god!)
Post # 4
It was probably because I did it when my dog was a little older like yours, but after we neutered him he actually stayed the same. He still marked and still humped his little bed like crazy — both were things the vet assured us he would stop doing. Yeah, that didn’t happen, lol.
Post # 6
Our dog only calmed down slightly, and we were only able to notice a change after a decent amount of time went by, so I think for your situation, it’s too soon to tell. Also, he is still a puppy, so once he gets older, hopefully he will grow out of it.
Post # 7
Our dog went crazy after neutering – almost seemed worse than before. He calmed down after a few weeks.
Post # 9
It took a few weeks for us to notice any real change. His “hyperness” around other dogs is still a work in progress though.
Post # 10
We never really noticed much of a difference in any of our male dogs. Maybe they were marginally calmer, but not much. They all were still pretty crazy, especially as puppies.
Even though your FI picked him up, you could always call up the vet if you have any questions!
Post # 11
We had our guy fixed at 5 months. He was not lifting his leg at that point, and still isn’t (he’s 10 months). We didn’t notice much of a difference after the surgery, other than him humping things less. He still acted like a crazy puppy!!
Post # 12
Haha sometimes all you can do is laugh, but I really hope he does calm down. Yesterday I was pulling a warm fuzzy blanket out of the closet to warm up on the couch with and he practically bowled me over trying to hump it! All I kept thinking was “hey I thought we just chopped off your manhood and you still want to hump?”
Let’s hope with a little time, and maturity he grows out of all this. What’s the most annoying is that he’s got way more attitude right now. FI and I were laying in bed saturday morning and I didn’t expect our dog to be up and about so much so we let him out of the kennel to lay on the foot of the bed. well he hopped right in between us and sort of got this snarky little growl to him like “rub my belly right now!” We just laughed because it is sort of funny to see him expressing such a “human” attutide, but now that I’ve been dealing with it for a few days I’m going crazy…he’s worse than a 3 year old!
Post # 13
Ours was 2 years old when we got him neutered… so it was a little late. He did calm down slightly, but he’s still hyper most of the time. It could also just be because he is a energetic breed (weimaraner).
Post # 14
We thought ours would calm down… but no luck! He’s still got the same personality, which we’re happy about actually.
Post # 15
It’s funny that I posted this today because my vet called me on my lunch to ask how everything was going! I told her about him being super hyper and acting hay-wire. She said she’s never heard that when calling 3 days after a neutering! Haha. She suspects thats maybe he’s just really happy to be home after being at the clinic all day friday…who knows!
Another thing she mentioned in case some of you don’t have very much information about this (like me!) is that when a male dog is neutered it take 1-2 weeks for all of their testosterone levels to change and level out. She said that his body maybe is sensing that his testicles are gone and is using up all his testerone to make up for it. Haha either way we have a crazy dog on our hands!
Thanks for all your replys 🙂
Post # 16
my dogis still as crazy as ever…. i blame it on being still a puppy. but he kinda calmed down but not as much as i thought from what everyone said.
Post # 17
Dod didnt change but ex-husband sure did
Post # 18
My dog is calmer, more playful and NEVER marks! (YESS!!!!!) The marking was disgusting.