This is my first puppy, and I love him dearly. I found out that my parents want to get my five months old Jack, neutered. I don't believe in that. I know that it doesn't apply for all dogs. I know that Poms are sheep dogs and they bite ankles. Here is a bit of description of whats going on at home } In my home there are my Mom, Dad, Me, Brother and Jack. He used to Teeth a lot and bits everyone, but now he only goes after my mom. She home with him all day and takes him out, and play with him. He follows her around and chomps on her on the legs , but its a constant biting. I'm not sure if he stopped teething But.
* If he gets neutered would he still bite my mom all the time? 1) Would he still be happy?
2) Would he be depressed and uninterested in the things he used to?
3) Would he be as playful as before?
4) What is the difference between Spray and Neutering?
I'm not sure, so please, if you have anything else that a Pom might do please let me know,even tips, that you may know would help a lot! I don't think that I can prevent my parents from getting him neutered, but I would like to tell them something, it may change their minds.
Thank you so much
***Edited By: Maple on 12/2/2008 10:59:28 PM*** Reason: To add a question
SPAY: Is having a female dog altered so she cannot have puppies. NEUTERING: Having a male altered so he cannot produce puppies.
Why, at your age, would you have such strong feeling against neutering? It is better for his overall health to be neutered. It will reduce his risk for many health issues later in life. NO, it will not change his personality NO, he will not become lazy, or lose interest in playing. He will remain just as active once he has healed from the surgery. NO, he will not become depressed. Dogs to not perceive neutering/spaying as we do or how we assume they do. NO, it will NOT stop him from biting your mom. This behavior is due to lack of training, correction. He will need to have training in order to correct this behavior. NO, Pomeranians are NOT Sheepdog, and are not related to sheep dogs. Poms were never used as herding dogs. His biting behavior has nothing to do with intinct, it is with training and lack of understanding his place in the family.
Neutering WILL correct many other behaviors that he will do in the future if not altered, such as lifting his leg on furniture and other things. Attempting to get loose and run away to seek out a female in heat.