SourceBenefits of Neutering
Reduces the distracting and destructive behavior associated with the male's efforts to get out and find a mate
Reduces the urge to roam. This makes it less likely that you will lose your pet, which in turn makes your pet less likely to contract a disease, get in a fight, get injured, or become a victim to cruelty, poison, or traffic.
Eliminates sexual discomfort, distress, or distraction ... making your pet happier and more content.
Eliminates testicular tumors and reduces prostate gland problems.
In cats, neutering stops or reduces marking behavior (territorial spraying of urine).
Reduces the urge to fight.
Neutered Dogs: Will They Still Hump?The interest in roaming is eliminated in 90% of neutered dogs. Aggressive behavior against other male dogs is eliminated in 60% of neutered dogs. Urine marking is eliminated in 50% of neutered male dogs. Inappropriate mounting is eliminated in 70% of neutered dogs
[ February 05, 2005, 07:47 PM: Message edited by: Toughynutter ]Some mounting is not sexual, and as with people, there's a wide margin of he/she interaction that is flirty but not leading toward sex. Likely you will see some mounting, and it could even at times be her mounting him. I have 3 dogs, a male and 2 females, and I interrupt this behavior within several seconds when it occurs, without making a big deal out of it. Dogs are generally quite tolerant about being mounted briefly, and in a way it's healthy, since it gives the dog a sexual orientation toward opposite-sex dogs rather than toward humans. You would not, of course, want to allow a dog to harass another dog with persistent mounting.