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04-09-2014 10:59 PM
my boy diesel actually in most cases yes neuter will help with aggression but won't fix it
yes you still have to train him but do neuter for reduction in testosterone = less territorial aggression
someone said take the edge off and yes it should do that just fine
04-09-2014 09:52 PM
Twyla Altering a dog does not always help with aggression and in some cases can make it worse. I have a dog like that, and there are a cpl more on here like that I think. Begin training, and then decide the appropriate time for neuter.

Your dog needs a fence, minimum 5 ft - much better would be at least 6 ft and not allowed to chase strangers on the property. The success he has had in chasing has only reinforced this behavior, it will only get worse if it isn't stopped now.

What part of WV are you in? Get in touch with Butch Henderson - easiest way to contact him is thru Perfect Pet Resort . If he is to far, he should be able to direct you to someone who can. Be willing to drive. You wouldn't believe how many miles I have done to work with my troublemaker.
04-09-2014 09:20 PM
e.rigby Neutering will not fix your dogs aggression. Your dog is showing pretty high defense drive and who knows what kind of nerve he has... you really, really should invest in a good trainer... and definitely up the management to prevent anyone from getting hurt

ETA: just read some other responses... please really read and take them to heart. This is a potentially deadly dog. Neuter him because he shouldn't be intact and allowed to go out of sight on your property... HOWEVER, honestly, he shouldn't be allowed out on your property unattended... so that's more important, management is key. The consequences for his potential behavior are going to be pretty intense.
04-09-2014 08:50 PM
robk In your situation, I actually agree with the decision to neuter him. Only because you live on 30 acres in WV and your dog has the ability to roam. I have friends who have lots of land up in WV and everyones dogs roam the properties. As far as the aggression issues, neutering him probably will not help. Training and management will be key to keeping everyone safe (in my opinion).
04-09-2014 08:06 PM
selzer You have 30 acres now. I wonder what happens if your dog bites someone and they sue. I wonder what happens, if your home-owner's insurance drops you, and then you cannot find insurance while you have the dog.

Invisible fences are junk. They cannot keep marauding dogs or other creatures out, and they will not keep a determined dog in. A dog that will chase the UPS man, or joggers on your road CANNOT be confined by an electric fence. They CANNOT be out loose, no, not even with a person.

You cannot manage the dog. You say that if another dog is around, there will be blood, because you cannot stop him. You cannot train the dog because the only trainer within a day's journey has a broken leg. You cannot manage the dog.

You need a Come-To-Jesus moment while this is still in your hands. If the dog bites someone, in maybe out of your hands at that point. A dog is a dog with a canine brain. They CANNOT match us with human brains. We cannot beat our dogs in a pulling contest. Not even our 70-90 pound GSDs, they can pull hundreds of pounds. We do not overpower our dogs. We don't PROVE we are stronger, bigger, badder, by force. If you are intimidated by your PUPPY, then you're done already. The human brain, has to be able to outwit the canine brain. The human has to be able to lead.

YOU need a trainer that will teach you how to train your dog. And until you have that well on its way, and your dog is a different critter, you just can't give him the freedom that you believe that dogs ought to have. You need to manage your dog, and you need to ante up, and drive the distance to go to a good trainer and work with the dog.

You owe it to the dog. Do it before you are facing a lawsuit.
04-09-2014 08:05 PM
ApselBear Vets get paid for clipping our little studs right?? Hmmm... Interesting

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04-09-2014 07:46 PM
Originally Posted by heatherkess View Post

I was under the impression and have been told by doctors and veterinarians alike that neutering tends to reduce, or take the edge off aggressiveness.

Not all vets agree.

Neutering and Behavior | Angry Vet
04-09-2014 07:43 PM
belladonnalily Agree with others. I drive an hour each way to my trainer and have since my pup since last July, with the exception of a couple of months over the winter. And I have access to trainers closer, but I wanted the best I could find.

My male will be 1yo next week and is also a big 120lbs and intact. And is beginning to feel his hormones and is VERY brave. No way I'd allow him to do the things you're describing. I'm not saying don't neuter, but I'd quite surprised if it helped in any meaningful way without training and changing your management habits.

A trainer would be my first investment. A good one. Good luck.

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04-09-2014 07:40 PM
misslesleedavis1 Here's cones malones after his neuter, it did not change him at all but be prepared for lotsa bruises on the backs of your legs (those cones hurt lol)

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04-09-2014 07:37 PM
nktigger99 He should only be outside on a lead.....a dog with aggression issues should not be outside unless well contained and he has proven the invisible fence does nothing. Either leash him or get a trust worthy fence. And neutering can increase issues in some cases.

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