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Postby ellie@ny » April 30th, 2006, 11:31 am

Finally I've decided that Nico never gonna match the breed quality what I think is breed quality,so he will be neutered early summer.I heard that's make the dogs calmer.Is it gonna change his working quality too?He's a high food drive dog,and I have plans with him.So anybody has an experience with this? :| Thanx!
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Postby SisMorphine » April 30th, 2006, 11:43 am

Though I didn't know Halo prior to neutering, he is now neutered and still has a very high food and toy drive. And he's a spaz. So if neutering calmed him down I wouldn't want to see what he was like beforehand . . .
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Postby Patch O' Pits » April 30th, 2006, 11:53 am

The dogs I have had that were fixed were not at all changed besides that they were missing parts heheh :wink:
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Postby Malli » April 30th, 2006, 12:28 pm

Oscar didn't change at all :|

In fact, the day AFTER his surgery I had to phone the clinic because I had this insane zooming dog on my hands and would have had to "leash walk" him for about 2 hours a day for the 14 days after!

Oh, BTW, good luck with that restricted exercise bit :lol3: :twisted:

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Postby girlie » April 30th, 2006, 12:52 pm

When i got my girl fixed they kept telling me "limit her movement, she'll be very tired and in a great deal of pain, so please make sure to not encourage her to move around much at all...."

Please!! When i was picking her up after the procedure she was pulling the vet tech into the front room to get me, as usual she jumped up to give me a kiss....haha...that "limit movement" crap went right out the window. I didn't encourage her, but she sure didn't slow down.
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Postby ellie@ny » April 30th, 2006, 2:12 pm

Thanks guys!Then I'm just gonna go for it,after we moved.... :shocker:
I feel that's the best for all of us! :)
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Postby cheekymunkee » April 30th, 2006, 2:21 pm

No Nuts Nico! :D
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Postby ellie@ny » April 30th, 2006, 3:04 pm

cheekymunkee wrote:No Nuts Nico! :D

Yup! And no crying at heat season... :rolleyes2: I was try to make excuses for way too long,now it's time........ :twisted: I feel bad tough...
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Postby msvette2u » April 30th, 2006, 3:40 pm

pitcess wrote:When i got my girl fixed they kept telling me "limit her movement, she'll be very tired and in a great deal of pain, so please make sure to not encourage her to move around much at all...."

Please!! When i was picking her up after the procedure she was pulling the vet tech into the front room to get me, as usual she jumped up to give me a kiss....haha...that "limit movement" crap went right out the window. I didn't encourage her, but she sure didn't slow down.


Lambie, the most recent dog to have the "big fix" didn't slow down one bit either. You'd have never known anything happened...
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Postby pLaurent » April 30th, 2006, 7:50 pm

Is it gonna change his working quality too?He's a high food drive dog,and I have plans with him.


Neutering only affects behaviors fueled by the male hormone testosterone - the drives to fight, search out females in heat, mating - and not food drive.
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Postby ellie@ny » April 30th, 2006, 7:55 pm

pLaurent wrote:
Is it gonna change his working quality too?He's a high food drive dog,and I have plans with him.


Neutering only affects behaviors fueled by the male hormone testosterone - the drives to fight, search out females in heat, mating - and not food drive.


Thanks! I was hoping to get answers like that! I've never neutered a male before,cause I always had females...I spayed my little Welsh terrier girl many-many years ago,she ain't changed nothing after....Same was the badass bitch.....That's why I gave her to my friend who was hunting with her,to keep her busy... Thanks again for the answers! :wink:
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