The CDC estimates 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year. Those most at risk are kids, 6 to 9 years old. To prevent bites, kids must learn how to greet and interact safely with dogs.
On an episode of “It’s Me or the Dog,” a show on Animal Planet, British dog trainer Victoria Stilwell tackled the problem of a bull terrier that exhibited mounting behavior. The first solution was to send the dog for a time-out when he mounted. However, the mounting was so severe that the trainer finally recommended neutering, which solved the problem. This case raises two questions: What other behavioral issues can neutering help address, and what is the rate of success?