(Closed) My Furbaby is Peeing on EVERYthing! Help!

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

How old is he? Is he house-trained?

If this behavior is very out of the ordinary, you should probably consult with a vet. Could be any number of medical issues. Or behavioral. But you should definitely get him checked out.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

has he been neutered?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@PrncssDva:bingo.

he should have been neutered 3 1/2 years ago.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

making is very common in animals who aren’t neutered

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Non-neutered males tend to have behavorial issues, so this could definitely be because he isn’t neutered.  It could also be an infection, so just because he was fine a month ago, doesn’t necessarily mean that something medical isn’t going on now.  I’d talk to your vet just to make sure.  And a good carpet/floor cleaner should get rid of any smell.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@PrncssDva:no, you don’t HAVE to. but it’s incredibly irresponsible to not spay or  neuter.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

Not being neutered is probably the cause of it.  That being said, we didn’t neuter either of our male dogs, and neither of them “marked” in the house. 

It is not medical.  It is behavioral.  If you don’t want to neuter for breeding reasons, you need to take certain training steps to prevent the behavior.

1. block access to anything or any place that he has marked.  if he likes to mark things that are sitting on the ground, pick them up.  if he likes to mark furniture or the carpet in certain rooms, block his access to those certain rooms.  create boundaries and remove temptations.

2. go back to potty training 101.  when he teetees outside, say “good teetee” or “good potty” and give him a treat.  I did this so consistently when my girls were pups that they literally know the difference between “good teetee”, “good poopoo”, “good potty” (i.e. for both), such that they will go on command if I tell them to (b/c they know what the words mean).  and if your pup begins to teetee in the house, pick him up immediately (even mid-stream) and bring him outside.  and although expert trainers don’t believe in punishment, I still believe that sticking their nose in the teetee and saying “No!” is effective.

these two things together should nip this in the bud (for the most part) if you choose not to neuter. 

(Disclaimer: For those of you who are about to jump down my throat about the importance of spaying/neutering, I don’t need to hear it.  Spaying/neutering is important if you have a mut or if you don’t plan to breed or show.  We have not spayed/neutered our dogs because we have either shown them or considered breeding.  And I am aware that breeding should only be done to improve the breed.  We spayed our male lab when we introduced a female spaniel (whom we planned to breed and show) into the house, and we eventually spayed her when she was 5 and got a lump in her breast b/c we knew it was too late to breed her and her risk of cancer was increasing.  I have not spayed my current female lab because she is an excellent representation of the breed and I very well may breed her.)

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