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Update on Koda, and neuter or not?
Well it's been awhile since I've been on here asking for help. Thought I'd come by with an update and ask if I should neuter him or not. But first the update!
Koda has been happy and healthy lately! While I'm still making full use of the excercise pen, he has actually figured out how to climb over it. Just the other day I woke up to find trash EVERYWHERE! And a happy puppy waiting for a hug from his daddy. He's just over 5 months old now and he's getting bigger. I want to say he is in his mid 30's maybe close to 40. But I can't tell, nor do I have a working scale to hold him on. While I realize I am an absolute horrible trainer of behavior, he's still a good boy. I say that because I still haven't fully housebroken him. It'd be so much easier if I didn't live by myself, but I am doing my best! I am currently looking at houses as I am about to acquire enough money for a rather large down payment. Trying to find one with a big fenced in yard, or at least a big yard that I can fence in my self. He is also getting along with his older-little sister Trixie (my cat) and no longer tries to tackle her. If she wants to play she plays, if not, he will go terrorize my stuff. Haha. We've had our first blizzard here since I was 10 years old! I haven't been able to take him for any walks lately because of the cold, but he loves playing in the snow for a few minutes before his little puppy belly gets too cold. He always brings in a snowball for his own amusement. That's about all I got for an update.
Now, to neuter or not? He's reached the age, but I can't decide. If you recall, he was quite sick and very tiny when I first got him. If I neuter him, he won't gain all that strong muscle. Just be tall and lanky. The only part that appeals to me is the behavioral changes. I'd love to not have to yell at him for marking in the house, or humping something in the future. But a big strong protector of the house is just so alluring. I am a man, and I sympathize with my puppy losing his manhood. I just can't decide! Anyone got some pros and cons?