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Thread: WHen should you desex a puppy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    So he was displaying these personality traits before he was desexed?

    My fear aggressive bitch certainly was that way before I got her desexed at 12 months old. Desexing didnt have any bearing on her personality afterwards either. It was intensive training and desensitisation that made the difference.
    He was always a very nervous and protective dog since day one, but he hadn't acted aggressive until around maybe 9 months old. As he got older he seemed to be getting more aggressive which is what prompted me to get him desexed before 12 months. But getting desexed seemed to have little to no effect. He just continued to get worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    He was always a very nervous and protective dog since day one, but he hadn't acted aggressive until around maybe 9 months old. As he got older he seemed to be getting more aggressive which is what prompted me to get him desexed before 12 months. But getting desexed seemed to have little to no effect. He just continued to get worse.
    Yes that is what happened with my fear aggressive dog. I suspect if there is an underlying nerve issue, desexing or not will have little effect. A lot of hard work training, and trying to desensitise their fears is probably the only way forward. My girl made a lot of ground but it was intensive and hard work and she was never going to be 100% reliable in a pressure situation, like all my other dogs.

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    My two dogs were both rescues. One was rescued at 8 weeks and desexed (which is too young, but yes they do it to prevent litters) and the other rescued at 12months (unsure when he was done). I have also heard the info the OP stated about irregular growth due to loss of needed hormones. I'm not knowledgable in this field, however I'm sure a vet can pop over and comment on here

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