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Will my Australian Shepherd calm down after being spayed?

There is no guarantee that all Australian Shepherds will calm down at the same age or by the time they reach adulthood. Some Aussies simply cannot do this naturally and may need help from their owners and vets. This activity can take a long time, but the result will be rewarding.

Exercise is a great way to calm your Australian Shepherd. Australians require at least an hour of daily activities. Suppose you can afford more time the better.

When it’s time to spay or neuter your dog

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Puppies they can generally be spayed or neutered any time after eight weeks of age. However, many people wait until just before or immediately after the dog reaches sexual maturity, around six to nine months of age, depending on the breed.

Extended Puppy Period in Australian Shepherds

The puppy period is often the cutest period for some dogs, but it is a short period that usually lasts only 18 months. However, some dog breeds will remain suspended in a puppy state for longer. The Australian Shepherd is among them.

What does this mean to you? That you will have a more energetic and playful dog.

Puppies are often curious and tireless, which explains your Aussie’s temperament.

Castration

Castration is the term used to describe neuter surgery: the process by which male dogs are sterilized, although it is also called neutering in some contexts. The beginning of a neuter procedure will proceed in the same way as a spay procedure.

Your dog will be given anesthesia and prepared for surgery. Your dog’s scrotum can be shaved and the entire area sterilized. At this point, an incision will be made in the front of the scrotum, near the base of the penis (sorry, folks, it was harder for me to write than it was for you to read).

Reduce Homelessness

There are several reasons why pet owners may choose to neuter their dog. One of the main ones is out of a desire to be a responsible pet owner and not contribute to the homeless animal population. Unfortunately, today’s local shelters are overrun with unwanted stray pets who have no home and no hope of home.

This number of homeless animals could be greatly reduced if all owners with no intentions or qualifications to breed would sterilize their dog. This could not only help reduce the number of dogs living on the streets, but could also reduce the number of dogs that are being euthanized simply because they have nowhere else to go.