need help with your dogs bahvior issues? ask me!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by xchairity_casex, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dog training is a very big hobby of mine and so is dog behavior. so tell me your doggies troubles and maybe i can help [​IMG]
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Thanks!

    We do have Jaime The Dog Trainer in here that gives out advises too!
     
  3. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not really a training issue here... but this is a question I could use an opinion on. we have a 16 month old Black Lab. Best dog we have had. My opinion is to not have him neutered simply put so the testosterone levels in his body will help him fully develop a health bone structure and possibly avoid hip problems in the future. What have you say? Agree or disagree?
     
  4. EweSheep

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    I disagree. The dog would develop anyway to his full size if he was neutered or not. It's genetics not environment or feedings. You can "bulk" him up by feeding non junky food and plenty of exercise that focus on his body structure you want to improve.

    Hip problems is genetics, you would have to have him tested out under the vet. Labs are notorious for bad hips out of bad breedings or people that are not familiar with the hip certifications.
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:http://www.caninesports.com/SpayNeuter.html http://www.naiaonline.org/pdfs/longtermhealtheffectsofspayneuterindogs.pdf
    http://www.gopetsamerica.com/dog-health/spay_neuter_risks_benefits.aspx

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    is why I am waiting to spay my golden retriever. She is now 12 months and I will be waiting till around 20 months to have her spayed. If you spay or neuter the dog before they are fully mature, that will delay the growth plates from closing. There are lots of breeders out there now putting it in their contract that the pups must not be spayed/neutered until at least 18 months of age.
     
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  6. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far his hips are good. [​IMG] And there is no issues in the line he was breed from. He is very active and in my vets opinion a very healthy and fit dog. The only concern I have heard about not neutering is possibly testicular cancer.
     
  7. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    second that comment
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  8. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:http://www.caninesports.com/SpayNeuter.html http://www.naiaonline.org/pdfs/longtermhealtheffectsofspayneuterindogs.pdf
    http://www.gopetsamerica.com/dog-health/spay_neuter_risks_benefits.aspx

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    is why I am waiting to spay my golden retriever. She is now 12 months and I will be waiting till around 20 months to have her spayed. If you spay or neuter the dog before they are fully mature, that will delay the growth plates from closing. There are lots of breeders out there now putting it in their contract that the pups must not be spayed/neutered until at least 18 months of age.

    Thanks for the link. you have backed up exactly what I have been thinking. I'm defiantly not an expert but it seems to be a theory that is more in the line of common sense.
     
  9. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    considering there are no behavioral issues with him its really all a matter of what you think is best. did the parents have issues? if the father or mother had issues then your likly to have that chance of problems no matter if he were nueterd or not.
    benefits of neutering: increased life span, happier dog, easier to handle dog,no prostate problems

    IF this weer my own dog i would deffinatly opt to have th neutering done and start out early with a healthy diet and regular vet vists and no rough housing along with a fish oil and glucosamine supplemnet everyday.
    also i would invest in a pool or find a nearby lake or pond and do regular excersize routine in the water that really helps to build up muscle without the dangers of wearing on the joints.
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    My uncles dog wasnt neutered. He did end up getting a tumor, I think it was cancer. So they did neuter him after that. He lived a long life. I think he was around 13 when he passed.

    In my opinon I see nothing wrong with waiting to spay/neuter, as long as you are a responsible owner and there is absolutely no chance that you dog will get pregnant/get a dog pregnant.
     

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