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Wow. Huge difference in behavior after neuter

I know they say the difference is little and not what they once thought, so I'm not meaning to apply this to any dog but my own. However, this is our experience.

-No marking. I mean zero. He is selective about this one tree. I have noticed one annoying thing-- he's back to doing the same thing he does for poop. Which is he dawdles to get a longer walk.

-No humping. This wasn't very bad to begin with.

-three weeks post surgery he still runs around and plays like crazy outdoors and chases his toys, etc. But he is so much calmer and less jealous of people hugging me. Still barks at doorbells but wants to play with other dogs more.

This is just our experience. It was totally unexpected, particularly the marking because he's 14 months old and has been marking a LONG time. Never in the house but he's been really irritating with peeing on every tree or vertical surface outdoors. I had to drag him away from even playground equipment at the park.
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YAY! Yes, "boy hormones" can be a real drag... especially during adolescence, which is where he was. They do grow out of a lot of that stuff IF the poor owner can live through it, but I can certainly understand those who don't want to! LOL!

As far as the "prolonging the walk thing"... That's a training issue. It will take a while, but if it bothers you, put your foot down about it. We separate pottying and walks. We do not do potty walks" Everyone is expected to potty in the yard BEFORE we go for a walk. If you want to break that habit, go to a certain place BEFORE going on a walk, stand still and give him your cue. ANd wait. If he doesn't go, DON'T go on a walk. Do it again in half an hour. As many times as it takes. When he finally goes, praise him and take him for his walk. It may take a few days, but he will get the message pretty quickly that the WAY to get his WALK is to get business done quickly!!!


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As far as the "prolonging the walk thing"... That's a training issue. It will take a while, but if it bothers you, put your foot down about it. We separate pottying and walks. We do not do potty walks" Everyone is expected to potty in the yard BEFORE we go for a walk. If you want to break that habit, go to a certain place BEFORE going on a walk, stand still and give him your cue. ANd wait. If he doesn't go, DON'T go on a walk. Do it again in half an hour. As many times as it takes. When he finally goes, praise him and take him for his walk. It may take a few days, but he will get the message pretty quickly that the WAY to get his WALK is to get business done quickly!!! <img src="http://www.havaneseforum.com/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
I know I need to do this. I thought he was over it, but now I know that was only because it was freezing (even with his jacket). It’s been in the 50s and 60s the past few days, plus his fur has grown back, so he’s doing it again. You’re right. I need to follow through on that.

One thing I can’t believe is he’s even lifted his leg and peed on GRASS with no tree involved.
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I’m with you! Lol. I need to get training on “working walks” rather than sniff-and-pee-on-every-blade-of-grass walks. So I feel you.

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