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Old 03-26-2018, 03:25 AM
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Can spayed cause aggression

I got my dog spayed 2 weeks ago she seems to be more aggressive towards us and are other dogs
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:15 AM
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Could be but it seems a rather short period of time for such behavioral differences to appear.

Dependent on your dog's age, other factors could be in play such as the secondary fear period. Traumatic events during either fear period can possibly create behavior changes going forward. Whether or not the actual event of your dog's spaying constituted a "traumatic" event is difficult to assume.

The general accepted wisdom in the USA is speutering a dog reduces aggressive behavior in dogs. This belief has been challenged over the recent years and research has suggested that the opposite might be more accurate.

This article which cites studies done on this topic might be of interest to you or anyone who might be led to believe sterilizing a dog will reduce aggressive tendencies.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/b...ed-or-neutered

As far as going forward since what has been done cannot be undone, you might view the "General Tips For Dealing With Fear Periods" at the bottom of this article.

https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Dog-Beha...eriods-in-Dogs
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Old 03-27-2018, 03:39 AM
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