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Most of the newer research suggests that it is better to wait until the dog is 18 months old to 2 years. He should be full grown before he is neutered if you can wait.
As for the same day proceedure, most dogs come home and are totally fine. They are sore but they don't seem to have much concern about it. They are just happy to be home. I have had more problems getting the 10 days of antibiotics into the dog than anything else!!
Do check out the soft cone if you can. My old male has had a number of surgeries over the years that have required a cone (a punchure wound, a couple of hot spots, and 3 ear hematomas). He smashes the hard plastic into the back of my leg and nearly drops me several times over the course of his recooperation. I know that a number of people on this forum has commented that the plastic cones take out dry wall corners also. The wood trim in my house has prevented that.
"At the end of the day you have to ask yourself if you were successful because of what you did or in spite of what you did" Mike Lardy