I'd love to hear from someone who actually had the surgery Kian, glad it went well!
Rob - the Catahoula is a serious dog? Our Peppers is awesome - we are actually in Manners 2 class right now! She's the sweetest dog ever, and super smart! We enjoy training her and love her to death - probably why I am so overprotective of her
We do like and trust our vet, it was just scary that she was already recommending surgery. If this had been going on for a year or so, then I'd be more inclined to say yes to it right away. She did say, knock on wood, they've never had any dog that developed permanent incontinence problems, so that is a plus - but I've read that recovery can be rough, hence my hesitation. Obviously I want do whatever is in the best interest of the dog long term though.