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Q: Does neutering calm a hyper dog?

February 9, 2009 | By Rita W. | 18 answers | Expired: 1879 days ago

Rita W.

Thank you for all the responses to neutering a hyper dog. We walk 4 times a day for about 20-30 minutes. He has tons of toys I have to get on the floor every night and play with him. Also, he is a few weeks away from being 3 years old. I was not aware this could prevent any types of cancer. Thanks again for the input, I will make him an appointment asap.

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Kyra L.
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Feb 09, 2009

I'm so glad you're making him an appointment! Kudos to you! Good luck!

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JesusFreak24
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Feb 09, 2009

Fixin' a hyper dog would slow him down a bit, he wouldn't be so anxious, but some dogs it just comes natural for them to be hyper; Beagles, small dogs and Labs, for example are hyper.

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Redskinsfreak613
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Feb 09, 2009

It can help, but I wouldn't make taht your number one reason for neutering him

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Lynn  B.
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Feb 09, 2009

It can, but not necessarily. Genetics and/or lack of exercise come into play as well.

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Dee  V.
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Feb 09, 2009

It may help but sometimes a the dog reacts to the owner's temperament and a calm environment often helps relax the dog...just like raising kids!

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Elisa D.
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Feb 09, 2009

One other thing that I don't know if anyone added - get him a backpack to wear on your walks. My dog is about the same size of a typical JRT and I got one for him. For additional energy drain - Put a small water bottle on both sides so it has some weight. It drains energy partially because of the weight from carrying it, but more importantly because of the mental energy it takes to carry it. It makes the walk more focused and he's doing something with a purpose - carrying your water. You might find that you don't need to walk him as often.

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Jaimee123
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Feb 09, 2009

Glad to hear that you have decided to neuter....VERY Good decision.

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ChicoanVolunteer
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Feb 09, 2009

If he is less than a year old, it might. But, if you don't I know it will get worse. So, I recommend neutering regardless, to calm him now, and prevent him from getting worse.

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Rusty  K.
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Feb 09, 2009

Recommend neutering regardless of activity level. They will be a little healthier. I think your dog mainly needs exercise and mental stimulation. Poodles are smart dogs. Sounds like he is very bored. Try agility training if you can. You both will have fun.

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Tommy m.
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Feb 09, 2009

i have heard that it will help but it is not the full out answer. daily schecuald walks and play time will help.

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