need advise with male dog marking in the house

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Is there a reason you can’t have him neutered sooner?  10 months is more than old enough.  It’s much harder to change behavior that’s been going on for months.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@isabelle_86:  surely there is a vet or shelter that does is cheaper?

 

I would try calling around. In my city you can easily get your dog neutered for well under $100 if you call around and get quote. Neuters are not hard surgeries, much easier than spays, and generally cheaper. 

Although I typically wait until our dogs are older and grown to spay/neuter it is MUCH harder to correct these behaviors.

I would recommend contacting a trainer or behaviorist and getting some advice from thwm.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I waited the full year to neuter my dog because we wanted him to have all the growth hormones that he needed. It is challenging to stop behaviours after they have become habit so even neutering may not work. I would recommend a trainer.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@isabelle_86:  Honestly, it’s not just a behavioral issue.  It’s biology – he’s doing exactly what an unneutered male is supposed to do.  If he was “having accidents” in the house, that would be different.  But marking is intentional, it means “I’m the dominant male and this is MY territory”. 

You can try crating him, most dogs will not urinate or defecate where they lay.  Otherwise, if you have a good relationship with your vet, see if you can do payments on the neuter or get Care Credit. 

I personally would NOT go to a spay/neuter clinic in this instance.  Any other breed, yes.  But bulldogs are walking breathing problems, and if it were my dog, I’d want the extra eyes on him during recovery. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@isabelle_86:  

I would still recommend calling around. I can call to the two cets nearest me and one would tell me a neuter is $45, pain medicine is $20, and antibiotics are $15 which totals up to $80. The other vet would tell me the neuter would cost $100, $35 for the pain medicine, and $25 for the antibiotics which totals up to $160 or dou ble what the first vet charges.

Each vet pays a certain price for medicine and medical equipment then they set their prices to recoup their losses.

I only recommend this option becausw neutering will help and it will make correcting this issue a little easier. I would hate for this to continue and become a full blown problem that’s nearly impossible to correct.I

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsPanda99:  I agree, neutering him may not stop him from marking if he’s already started. 

 We have a one year old in tact male who won’t be neutered until he’s at least 18-24months and he has never marked indoors, although started marking outdoors at around 9months.  He is crated when we’re not home with him, which makes it less desirable for him to mark. 

Here is a link with some tips on how to proceed now that he’s already started.

http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/tips/prevent_urine_marking.html

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