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Neutering is your choice, but there are some rules about attending our daycare sessions or hotel stays.

You can use our grooming services regardless of their neutering status.

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Dog Under 6 monts old

If you start using our services whilst your dog is under 6 months old, our rules in relation to testosterone driven behaviours and your neutering decision are simple:

  • Your dog can attend until they start showing signs of testosterone driven behaviour. Sometimes we see this at 6 months old, sometimes not until 10 months old.​

  • Once we see those behaviours we let you know that we will manage them for a few  weeks after which if your dog remains un-neutered and still shows those behaviours they will have to take a break from our daycare, either until they have completely got through the other side of adolescence, usually about 2 years. Or until your choose to neuter them.

If you haven't used our services before and your dog is over 6 months old, and not neutered

  • You're not able to enrol into our daycare or hotel services. It takes time for some dogs to get used to our rules and routine, and lots of attention from our Pet Whisperers,  lots of dogs display testosterone driven behaviours around 6-7 months old so no soon as they join us they would need to take a break. You're welcome to join us in the future.

  • You are still welcome to use our grooming services, regardless of their neutering status

New Customer

Dog Under 6 monts old

Frequently Asked Questions

Dog Under 6 monts old

Q. My Vet recommends waiting until 1 year old, what do I do?

A. Do your own research, make sure you've read balanced, and large studies into the subject. Some vet's, vet nurses and technicians read studies on the subject (some don't) There are local vet's who regardless of breed and health  say 12 months old. Yet the national vet (Vets4Pets) state that is can be done from 6 months old, and our bet is because it is such a sensitive subject, they've had lots of input from vets, and scientist on what they write on their website.

We have read our studies, and over the last 5 years we have also witnessed the changes in behaviour between neutered and entire males.

 

Here's some points we bet you didn't know.

- Neutered males live 13.8% longer than entire males

- This extra year or so of life is what can lead to the increase 

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