I have just been reading older posts about neutering but still have a question.
Benji has been increasingly displaying sexual (ahem) behaviour
. His 'lipstick' as the kids like to call it, is out, a lot! Any excitement and greetings can cause arousal. So embarrassing! There have also been a couple of occasions when his manhood has not wanted to go back in (posh medical term =paraphimosis). The vet's advise was to keep a tube of KY jelly in case it happens again
. I'm talking to the vet next week about castration.
My concern is that Benji is a very timid, shy boy. I have not had him castrated earlier on the advice of a behaviourist who feels that testosterone is really important for a dog's confidence.
Has anyone got any experience of castrating/neutering an anxious or timid dog? It seems everyone has said that their dogs were either not changed or became calmer.
I would hate to make Benji more anxious or take a step backwards when he has made such good progress in the last couple of months.
I hope someone can offer some experience