CASTRATION can help prevent:

  • Sexual frustration
  • Indoor and outdoor territory marking
  • Dog to dog aggression
  • Dog to human aggression
  • Dominance
  • Cancer of the testes
  • Cancer of the prostate

SPAYING can help prevent:

  • Pregnancy
  • Phantom pregnancy
  • Pyometra
  • Cancer of the womb
  • Cancer of the mammary glands

From a behavioural perspective I would advise neutering your pet as it can significantly reduce a variety of problems in both male and females – especially when used in conjunction with behavioural programmes. Neutering is not however a quick fix and can take some months for you to see the benefits.

There are two instances where castration is not advisable. These are:

  1. If the dog is very nervous.
  2. If you have two male dogs living together – then only the more submissive dog should be neutered. This has the effect of widening the gap between them and so reducing tension between the pack members.