A decision you need to make
Neutering is one of the most responsible decisions any dog owner can make. Neutering not only protects against unwanted pregnancies, helping to keep down the number of dogs in rescue, it also offers protection against various diseases including cancers. It can also help with some behavioural problems, although this is not the main reason for neutering. Some owners are concerned about a change in personality, or that the puppy might become fat and boring – neither of these is inevitable, or even likely – just follow your vet’s advice and make sure your puppy keeps up with his games and you watch his diet. Your vet or vet nurse will advise you, and will also discuss how the hormonal changes brought on by neutering can affect your puppy’s behaviour and weight.