Typical Behavior Displayed By Male Dogs
Distinct masculine behaviors are exhibited by male dogs that have not been neutered. These behaviors are mainly fueled by the male sex hormone, testosterone, and are displayed as they reach puberty. Neutering is the best way to reduce or eliminate these undesirable behaviors.
Testosterone is a potent fuel of distinct male behavior including dominance and aggression. It is also responsible for the development of secondary sex characters in males. A male dog’s libido is also influenced by the male hormone, fueling certain behaviors that are commonly displayed during the mating season as males seek female dogs that are in heat. Other characteristic behaviors of intact male dogs include urine spraying to claim and mark specific territory.
However, some neutered dogs continue to display distinct male behavior. Observing your pet more closely can help pinpoint specific factors that may be causing the behavior.
Keep your dog healthy and active by bringing him regularly to a veterinarian. Read more about pets and their distinct behaviors on this website.
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