My 14 months old golden boy attacked me after he was neutered on 21/12/12!
I got him neutered on 21/12/12 and to be on the safe side I was supposed to hospitalized him for 4 days 3 nights as I didn't want him to run and be boisterous with my 10 months old lab girl. When both of them played they can go super crazy hence the hospitalization.
The day he woke up after his surgery I went to pay him a visit and fed him food. I spent time just fussing over him making sure he was alright before I went home. The next day I did the same thing. Went in the morning fed him, baby him and all that before I went home and likewise I did that too in the evening. He looks alright but a bit bored and with some pent up energy. So the third day mid morning after feeding him I asked the vet nurse if I could allow him out to roam about and he said no problem. Oh boy! My golden was like out of prison and he went tearing around the shop - which is also a vet clicnic - upstairs and downstairs and there I was so afraid that he might open up his surgery wound or hurt himself. But he seemed fine. Finally he settled down and allowed the two sales person there and me to rub his belly and fuss over him. All seems well and I asked the vet if I could bring him home instead staying for the last night there. The vet gave me the thumbs up that it's okay to discharge him. So happily we went home. Oh, btw I had the e-collar on him the moment we reach home as I didn't want him to lick his surgical wound. He seemed okay with that. Didn't make any fuss and also I placed him downstairs to sleep on his own with his leash instead of bringing him up to my bedroom cos' I don't want him to play with the lab girl yet. Everything seemed to be going well.
Problem started Monday morning where I usually bring them out for their walk first before their meals. But this time I walked the lab girl first as I didn't want them to get boisterous with each other as I was afraid he might hurt his surgical wound. After walking the girl I took him out and that was when he attacked me. Yep, he literally launched himself at me and nipped me on my clothes. I was totally taken aback and my reaction was immediately shouting at him 'NO!' and tried to push him away. Big mistake! He launched himself at me again and clamped his mouth on my arm. So, there I was pushing away with my arm and hands and shouting 'NO!' but to no avail. It was like he has gone nuts. Mind you he is now 33kg while I'm only 40kg! We have yet even to step out of our house compound. Finally I managed get him back into his play pen which was 12ft long by 3 ft wide. He calmed down but I had bruises on my right arm. I was so angry and disappointed and scolded him. He seemed sorry and even licked my arm as if to apologize. Needless tosay I forgave him.
I thought that was it and reasoned probably he was cooped up in the clinic recuperating pen or cage or whatever you called it for the last 3 days and he just needed to release his pent-up energy. So, an hour later i managed to walk him but just a short walk and let him do his biz as usual and then came back, fed him and then put on his e-collar again and leashed him to the front door while the lab girl was now in the play pen. Evening time I took the lab girl out walked and then him without anymore incident but same thing he slept downstairs with his e-collar later in the night.
Tuesday morning I had big bruises on my arms already but I just brushed it aside and did the same thing with them both and without incident.
Wednesday came morning does the same thing and then evening! Yup, the evening walked he attacked me again. He kept lunging for me and I kept warding him off with my arms until I couldn't take it. This time we were somewhere in the neighbourhood so I can't drag him back to the house to put him in the play pen. No choice I tied him to a stop sign post! My neighbour happened to walk by there saw us and came over to enquire and I told them that my golden attack me. They were shocked as they know he never attack anything or anyone let alone me! I told them I got him neutered and he turned from being a loving fun boy to a monster! They told me to check with the vet which was my intention too.
Thursday I didn't check with the vet as I've friends who came over so I went out with them.
Friday came I took him to the vet and let the vet checked him over and also I told the vet what happened. She was totally shocked at his behaviour as I've all the bruises to show. She then told me most likely was due to his hormones fluctuation from the loss of his testes and this fluctuation can last anywhere between from a month to 3 months! before stablizing. I was like, what???!!!
So, she advice me to take it slow with him and be patient with his hormonal imbalances. How to be patient if he continues to attack me which happened again just past Friday evening after the visit to the vet.
I took the lab girl out for her walk and found a schnauzer wandering far off his home whom I know which house he belonged to. So I picked him up and went to his home but his owner wasn't home yet but his neighbour knew the owner and the dog and took him in first. I didn't think much about it and went home with my lab girl and went to get my boy. He took one sniff of me and launched himself at me! He was very aggressive and angry which I could sense. He was rubbing himself on me and at the same time nipping and biting at me as if to get rid of the other dog smell. It was really frightening. I tried to wrestle him down. Big mistake again! He went even crazier! and bit me even harder. This time both my arms are bruised badly.
Yet tonight he launched himself at me again just after serving him his dinner. (I'm cutting short here as I'm hurting physically and emotionally). I felt totally devastated at him for acting like that. I don't think I can wait 3 months out for his hormones to stabilize. I might just get mauled to death by my once adorable, obedient and on occasion boisterous boy who has never bitten me like that before during his growing years except puppyhood.
So, please, please, please someone give me any sound advice as to what to do with my boy before I got no choice but to send him away which will be my last resort.