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I would say, from experience, that neutering will not solve behavioural problems and all you're left with is a dog that has a ruined coat. Further more, you have to watch everything they eat because weight gain is a real issue.
Ten months is also very young to be thinking about neutering. What are the problems you're talking about and is it something that can be worked through with one to one training?
Hi kay!! I looked at the pics: Baylee is so lovely, a great "bandit" face and a lovely shiny coat :)
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" many behavioural problems" at 10 months old sound like a strong statement.. may i ask what's going on with him? I would vote for not neutering, unless you strongly feel for some reason..
Think back to when you collected Baylee as a young puppy, did he display problems then or have these problems materialised as he has developed?
I worked with a golden retriever who was terrified of the outside world. The owner of this beautiful 11 month old show dog was at her wits end. He had the potential to do very well in the show ring but unfortunately, he was so terrified, his owner had to carry him to the car to attend shows. This poor dog had been pushed far beyond his comfort zone and was in a dreadful mental state. He had such severe anxiety that he could not listen to or follow commands. Walking him was almost impossible as he would flip when he got to the end of the road where he lived and then drag his owner at full speed towards home.
After almost seven months of working with the dog and his owner, I am happy to tell you that Oliver has overcome most of his fears and anxieties (without the use of drugs) and will soon be ready to handle attending champ dog shows again.
All but the most severe innate behavioural problems can be cured to some extent. This usually involves massive changes in the way the dogs owner handles situations as they arise as it did in Oliver and his owners case.
Getting the right professional help is essential.