I have noticed that Boyd becomes quite aggressive towards unneutered male dogs. Yesterday he went as far as to bite an unneutered dog that was sniffing him. Thank goodness there were no puncture wounds!
Hi guys. Boyd has done this to the same dog twice and he also growls at another unneutered male on our walks.
On Sunday I was walking Boyd and my neighbor had her unneutered dog on a leash. We let them sniff and then all of a sudden Boyd just grabbed the dogs neck and growled, etc. We couldn't tell if the unneutered male started it but since I've seen Boyd do this before to the same dog I'm assuming it's Boyd. I gotta tell ya, the unneutered dog is annoying. Always barking and whining - maybe he just annoyed the crap outta Boyd! :roll:
Our dog parks don't allow unneutered dogs but I've seen them there - usually a huge fight breaks out. It's the honor system and we all know how some people can be.
I'm just curious about all of this b/c Boyd happily plays with all neutered dogs to include a golden retriever, a mastiff, a newfoundland, etc....
Very well put Vanessa! I could even feel the tension!! The owner wants to breed him but she really needs to get him under control first. This poor dog wants to play and be a puppy but he's attracting unwanted behaviors (such as Boyd's) b/c of not being neutered - poor thing!
Trust me when I say I completely know they can smell hormones... :roll:
I think we waited about 2 weeks post neuter to take Kirby to the dog park. His little part was still shrinking at that point too. He was fine. I would give it a try, but just keep a close eye on him...Kirby definitely had some hormones in him and was fine at the park even at his first visit.