"When a dog’s hormones are in full force and they are not allowed to mate, they grow frustrated and unhappy. This frustration can lead to aggression, especially in male dogs. When you have your dog fixed, these hormones are drastically decreased, which makes dogs less aggressive, less prone to mark, less dominant, and less prone to roam. Roaming dogs are more likely to fight other animals, get into car accidents, and be picked up by animal control; they are also more likely to pick up diseases. 85% of dogs hit by cars are intact (not spayed or neutered)."
| I copied this excerpt from an article on the sidebar about fixing your pooch. I fixed my pom when he was about 20 months old. It totally stopped his marking his territory, thank goodness. The only thing he has peed on in the house since then was my foot....and I think that was personal
it also stopped his never ending whining when the girls were in heat. Again, thnakfully. I love those dogs but the irritating, natural hormonal behavior can make ya crazy.