My two year old German Shorthaired Pointer has the typical hyper activity that they are known for. I thought he would calm down at 2 years of age and he continues to chew up pillows in the house, chew hoses outside, attempt to jump the fence and jump on my family and friends. Does neutering calm them down?
I would agree with the above post; neutering won't cure bad manners. It most likly won't slow your GSP down. These are high energy dogs that need you to supply purpose and structure to their lives. They live to hunt... with you. If you don't hunt you will need to supply alternative training and activities to drain their energy and stimulate their minds.
Spend more time with him. I know its hard for some people but my GSP is calm as they get. When it is time to go hard , he is ready, right this moment his is taking a nap next to me on the couch. Then again he goes with me everywhere. I think spending lots of time with them makes them much calmer from my evaluations.
..Well.. I ended up getting him neutered. The vet who owns five GSP's said not to expect him to calm him down but that it will prolong his life avoiding prostate problems. Guess he will be with the family a bit longer to drive us crazy. He has no idea it even happened and I swear he is more insane than ever since I have to keep his activity down in the yard and pool because of the stitches. When he heals up, I'm checking into some training where the trainer will come out to your house and work with both of us.
Thanks for all the replies. I will post back if I notice any changes in the months to come. In my opinion now, I don't see the neutering as a solution for hyper activity but more as a solution for a healthier dog that you do not have to worry about impregnating other females.