My small terrier can be very aggressive. Is it true that neutering him will stop most of his aggressive behavior?
From the Editors of The Dog Daily
Aggression is often tied to an animal’s hormonal cycles; however, your dog may also require behavioral modification. Neutering your small terrier may help to eliminate your dog’s aggression problem. Unless an owner plans to breed the dog, all canines should be spayed or neutered for various compelling reasons; aggression prevention is just one of them.
In terms of neutering, males that undergo this procedure have a reduced risk for later prostate problems. Your terrier will also roam and fight less. Urine marking is additionally tied to the mating cycle, so your dog will not be as inclined to soil your favorite carpeting, furniture and more.
Neutering also helps to keep dog populations in check. It’s a very sad fact that more than eight million dogs and cats are put down each year because they are not adopted. In general, only one in four dogs find a home, so the statistics are stacked against your dog’s puppies, should your pet breed.
It’s best to neuter dogs between 2 and 6 months of age. Consult with your veterinarian; if your terrier is older, it should be neutered as soon as possible.