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I was talking to a co-worker of my moms one time about how after she got spayed she started to get aggressive towards the other animals and possessive over her toys.

The lady's response? Oh did you let her have a litter of puppies first? If they don't have a litter of puppies first their hormones don't get strong enough and they go crazy!

Now I'm anxiously awaiting somebody to officially tell me, that my dog has gone crazy because she's never had a litter of puppies.
 

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How old is your dog? She's probably in her 'teen years'.

The only thing I've heard about females is that you should wait until they have 1 heat cycle.
 

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LOL, it has nothingto do with her spay. It sounds like resource gaurding, I'd say you may need to look up a behaviorist of a really GOOD trainer to help you through this.
 

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Spaying could very well cause a dramatic enough change in hormone levels to create a bit of craziness. It should be temporary, though. It wouldn't have the same effect on a puppy. Comparing it to humans: menopause can be a difficult time for many women. A young woman having a hysterectomy has the effect of throwing her into full-blown menopause without any of the preliminary changes. Having had a couple of friends go through that, it doesn't appear to be a whole lot of fun--even with the hormone therapy they received. Some "nutty" behavior seems to be part of the deal. I don't know why it would be different for a dog.
 

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That's the age Willow became dog-aggressive, and she was spayed at 6 months. I think they come into social maturity at that age (or something like that).
 
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