i have a 4 year old GSD bitch who is getting spayed on the 13th of august! I would have preferred to have gotten her spayed a lot sooner, especially since I have had her for a few years - but in the past the money I saved up to get her spayed was spent on an emergency trip to the vet for one of my other animals. luckily enough that wont happen this time - as i have already paid for the Op. Obviously I am a bit nervous - it would be weird not to be! She is also getting a lump in her mouth removed - luckily enough the vets don't think it is cancerous, but they haven't had a proper look yet i read a lot on several dog forums! maybe too much lol Zara was attacked by a dog several months ago. she had been attacked several times and was always scared - but i got her to the stage where she was fantastic - i would tell her to watch me and she wouldn't even look at the other dogs. however when she was on lead and watching me an old man was walking past with his x-breed, it was on lead and had a halti on, it was straining on the lead trying to get at Zara. to my horror the old man fell and the dog came flying towards Zara from behind and attacked her! to cut a long story short, she is still weary of dogs running about her, especially when she doesn't see them. she will always look behind her at dogs walking passed - probably in case they attack her! if dogs walk up to her calmly and she sees them she tried to play with them and is such a flirt lol my question is - if she is spayed would this make her fear worse? i have read in some cases that it can make them worse. any advice would be appreciated!