Hello everyone, If you've read my hello thread you will know how I ended up with two sheltie mix puppies (along with the sheltie I already have). It wasn't my wisest moment, to say the truth. But now it's done and I've decided to see it through even though my head almost exploded from stress the first two weeks. They are really lovely puppies, each with a special personality and sweetness all their own. I've had dogs my whole life, but I'm really upping my knowledge and trying to give my current pack their best lives. One thing I'm now wondering about is neutering. If I had one puppy I'd wait as long as possible to neuter. I have two, though, one being male, one female. I'm wondering how long I can safely wait to get one of them their surgery. I also wonder if there is any way possible to keep them apart through a heat in order to wait as long as possible for health reasons, or if that's just stress I don't need and I should just get one done as soon as I have to. I'm not sure when heats first start as I haven't owned a female dog since I was a kid forever ago. Also, if I go ahead and neuter one earlier, which would you do first? I could just wait longer with the second one... although that makes me feel bad for the one I do earlier. Arg. So much pressure I am putting on myself to get it right! Opinions? What would you do? Which one should I do first? More health benefits to waiting for one than the other? Thank-you!