I agree with gsphunter. Another thing I've noticed with my dogs after they were neutered is that they concentrate on training, and listen better to comands. They haven't been as scatter brained, sniffing everything, and wondering around.gsphunter said:Getting a dog "fixed" you don't have any intention on breeding. Definitely GOOD. I'm guessing by your post that you are talking about a male, so here are your benefits. Fewer dog fights, calmer in the house usually, in some cases they lose the desire to pee on everything, no chance of producing unwanted puppies (which would benefit the world!). If the dog has good breeding behind it and a strong drive, neutering will not hurt the dog's ability.
i called a close friend of mine who is a vet. he told me that was a common practice. i, as does my vet, agrees that you should have them fixed before the first heat. but it is a common practice nonetheless.gsphunter said:Shrpshtr: I've never heard anybody say to let a dog come into season before you spay them. Just wandering where/who you heard this from. There are many health benefits for your dog if you do this before they come into season for the first time. This is why I am wandering why someone would say to wait until after the first heat. Just curious.