Can Unneutered Dogs go to Daycare?

by | Jun 28, 2022

unneutered Dog in daycare

Are you wondering about the possibility of accepting unneutered dogs in a daycare? This post will answer your question. Read on.

Dog daycare should be a safe environment for all dogs, regardless of breed and gender. 

Still, animal nature can sometimes undermine that safety when the instincts natural to dogs take over to cause all sorts of problems. 

Daycare owners must always be alert to foresee any problem and nip it in the bud before it even starts.

To have a safe and secure facility, they must critically evaluate every dog brought to the daycare.

They must accept only the ones they feel aren’t dangerous to the entire population. 

Can unneutered dogs go to doggy daycare?

The answer is No. Doggy daycares don’t accept unneutered dogs because the dogs tend to be more aggressive, territorial, and predisposed to hump and mark everywhere. 

Unneutered dogs tend to have higher testosterone levels, which can cause many problems in an environment with other dogs. 

And the issues with unneutered dogs in daycare care aren’t only limited to behavioral problems; there’s also the risk of accidental breeding. 

When it perceives the scent of a female in heat, an unneutered male dog can be difficult, even impossible, to control.

These are why dog daycare owners do not accept unneutered dogs. They are responsible for providing the dogs with a safe and comfortable environment and may not take unneutered dogs.

What is an unneutered dog, or what does it mean to neuter a Dog?

Neutering a dog is the surgical removal of a dog’s balls to reduce its testosterone level and other hormone-related behavior in the dog.

Behavioral Change in Neutered Dogs

After neutering your dog, the testosterone also reduces – an act that eliminates the sexual desire of your dog and stops its constant search for a partner or continuous humping. 

Constantly looking for a sexual partner is natural to dogs, and this can pose a problem for the owner, who may be unable to control the dog’s urge. 

Besides helping with that, it also leads to a reduction in the following behavior:

  • Roaming unnecessarily
  •  Mounting
  •  Aggressive and uncontrollable behavior
  •  Irritability
  •  Marking their territory with piss.

Do neutered dogs have male genitals?

No. Neutered dogs do not have balls. 

If they neutered your dog early in life, the vet would have surgically removed the nuts, and the scrotum would not develop. 

But if the dog is neutered later in life, it will have a fully developed scrotum without balls. The thing you see that looks like a dog’s bollocks is connective tissue tied to the scrotum’s blood vessels. 

Why Daycares won’t accept unneutered dogs

Unwanted pregnancy

One of the main reasons the daycare won’t accept your unneutered dog is pregnancy. Unneutered dogs follow their instincts of looking for females in heat. Many unneutered dogs in the facility can lead to a higher risk of pregnancy.  

Unneutered dogs are more likely than neutered dogs to hump around other dogs in the facility. 

If this happens, some dogs can go home pregnant, which may not be to the owner’s satisfaction, and they may not be ready for that. 

Aggressive behavior

Unneutered dogs exhibit dominant behavior more than neutered ones. And when you introduce them to other animals, a fight ensues. 

Unneutered dogs can also be very territorial. They can get possessive of their owners and properties and can be more challenging to control with other dogs. 

And because a dog daycare should be a haven for all dogs, they won’t accept unneutered dogs who can disrupt the peace of such a facility.

An unneutered dog can cause fighting and conflict, leading to injuries to other dogs in the facility. 

Messy and smelly environment

Unneutered dogs mark their surroundings a lot. They do this to show their dominance and mark their territory. 

Territorial markings in dogs create many messy and unclean environments for other dogs and humans taking care of them in the facility.

Unspayed females also get periods, which is hard to anticipate or manage. 

Female periods, like male markings, are unclean and messy. This situation can dissuade others from bringing their dogs to the daycare. 

Risk of Escape

Unneutered dogs are aggressive and love to roam freely and without boundaries or leash. 

The tendency to roam makes them prone to fleeing the daycare to wander the streets. 

Wandering dogs give the daycare operators much more work, as they must constantly be on the lookout to stop them from escaping the facility.

Wandering dogs can get lost or hit by cars on the road, which can lead to damages paid by the daycare owners to the dog owners. 

The risk of escape is one of the reasons why daycare facilities do not accept unneutered dogs. 

How long after I castrate my Dog can I take it to a Daycare?

I advise you to take your neutered dog to the daycare after the vets have removed the stitches and the surgical wounds and cuts have healed adequately.

 At what age should I neuter my Dog?

The ideal age for neutering your dog is between 6 and 9 months. 

While you can castrate adult dogs, you should note that there is a more considerable risk of complications at that age. 

You can also have little puppies of 8 weeks, but ensure the puppy is in sound health.

How long after neutering can I exercise my dog?

I recommend resting your dog between 24 and 48 hours after the surgery. 

You can then start with short walks until their post-op check. 

Always try to keep them from doing strenuous things, as this can affect the healing process and cause more damage. 


Dog daycares don’t accept unneutered dogs because of the risks of taking them. 

Unneutered dogs tend to be more aggressive than their neutered counterparts, which can cause significant conflict and a messy situation in the facility. 

There is also the risk of unwanted pregnancy.

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