I’m starting to understand why people have “always” neutered male domestic animals. (Apparently, the Scythians (7th century BCE) gelded their horses. It’s been done for a long time. One wonders how they managed to prevent infection, but that’s not the topic of this post.) Rush has become a much nicer dog since he was neutered. He’s easier to groom, less reactive to other dogs (he’s even ignored the neighbor’s obnoxious wandering poodle mix).
His first post-neutering trial is next weekend. I’m interested to see what (if anything) changes in his trial behavior.