Scout and his brother Jako went for a trip to the vet today. Both of them are now officially "neutral." Neither of them were very happy about it, but they were both good boys and didn't completely destroy my truck.
Scout has been spending his time back at the goat barn, sleeping under it by day, and locked in it by night. No regular fencing will keep him in. He will have a few days to recover from surgery in the barn, and then will go to a new fenced area with high power electric. Hopefully that will do the trick and he can get back to his job of protecting the livestock. According to experts, he is experiencing his adolescence and we have to break this escaping mischief immediately or it will become a permanent habit. These dogs are not completely mature until about age 2. At least that's better than my human kids, who I anticipate will mature at somewhere around 30.
Neutering may help. If he continues to escape, he won't know why and may not wander looking for a girlfriend. Electric fencing is supposed to be the answer. His official weight today was 100 pounds. He still has a little growing to do.
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