Our almost eight month old had his first and only marking incident today on our walk.
But the question is: I was hoping he would never mark. Because trainers and the vet right off the bat usually ask me if he has started to mark, and if he does, it would be time to get him neutered. We would really like to wait on neutering him till he is atleast 12-14 months old. He has been not unmanageble at all so far and very trainable.
Can we still wait on the neutering? Should I not let him mark? What should we watch out for? ANd what precautions do we take? Right now, I dont allow him to meet other dogs or have playdates as he has been getting very excited when he sees other dogs(very friendly but waaaaay too excited as he wants to play).
Also, when do the secondary sexual characteristics(the broad face, chest etc) start cominng in for GSDs?
Any advice much appreciated!