The first vet we took Simon to promised that getting him fixed at six months old would help to calm him down. When that didn’t quite work, everyone we talked to said that when he hits a year old he’ll be calmer. Our mother said he gets until he’s two. Several training books have hinted that medium to large breed dogs (such as Simon is) don’t truly calm down and mature until around age three.
Well the third birthday is closing in on us this month, and the entire family can only hope.
We hope that Simon stays his crazy, upbeat, energetic self for as long as he lives.