We are going to be out of town when our pom puppy is 6 months. We could get him neutered 2 weeks early (at 5 1/2 months) or 3 weeks late (almost 7 months). Our vet recommends neutering at 6-7 months so there is enough time for all baby teeth to come out; otherwise, they can extract the remaining baby teeth while he is under anesthesia. Also, of course, to avoid marking and leg-lifting while peeing. We are going to board him at our breeder's house while we are on vacation. She says this is fine because she has no females in heat during this time. However, since there are two un-neutered males at the breeder's home, she said that he may begin to mark territory (although she said she'd keep a close eye on him -- which is sweet but she has a toddler and a house full of pomeranians so I'm not sure how realistic it is!). I'd like to wait to neuter him until after we get back from vacation, but I don't want him to start marking if he boards. I don't know if he would stop marking after he gets neutered. I'd love any suggestions! Thank you!