I know I've chosen to keep my B intact since he hasn't had any issues, but it seems within the last few weeks he has been having problems.
He's about 14 months old and is just now showing more anxiety. He has started to chew on furniture while i'm away and is more anxious when I am leaving. His stools are not as firm as they were before. I know my vet mentioned that can easily be caused by anxiety.
So the question is, will neutering improve these behaviors? Is this the right thing to do?
There are plenty of pros and cons for leaving him intact or neutering him, but I would rather have a valid reason to have it done. He has always behaved very well. No counter surfing, no jumping on people, no aggression problems, very calm most of the time. He just always seems a bit more anxious than a normal dog. Mostly when he's out and about. At home he's relaxed but he can still be anxious at times.
Fortunately the furniture damage is very isolated and he has not been consistant. Exercise is not the problem. He and I walked several miles this weekend if not more. He gets walked daily. He is very crate phobic. I would crate him but i'm afraid he will injure himself by cracking/breaking a tooth.
Any input would be appreciated.