I have two dobermans - a one year old female and an 11 month old male. We have had our tree up for about a month now and just today my male dobie pup urinated on the tree 6 times. Each time I scold him, etc. but he keeps doing it.
its a tree . dogs pee on them outside. he does not distinguish between it being indoors or outside. he's pobably thinking that it was very nice of you to bring one inside for him ! or like sweetg said, maybe what he wanted for christmas was not under the tree, so he just thought " piss on it "......so thats what he did. lol
We've always had non-neutered males in the house and they don't mark. Right now we have 3 non-neutered males and none of them mark inside the house.
They mark outside the house but not in the house.
PS: Our dogs are inside dogs, get walked on the leash, and play outside in a fenced in area, they are not reproducing and they will be FOREVER with US.
***Edited By: dachshund on 12/27/2006 7:09:44 PM*** Reason: sorry, didn't realize my sentence sound it so harsh. I just meant for your information, so nobody assumes the dogs might show up at the shelter or reproducing.
Lol @ Dusty!! Take the tree down as soon as possible. Dogs pee on trees. I don't think you'll be able to get the smell off the tree completely but definitely scrub the floor well. Can you keep the dog out of the room with the tree? You don't want him to begin thinking it is ok to pee in the house even if it is on a tree.
well here's a suggestion........you can go to the pet store and you ask them for some spray for puppys to have them stop peeing on the carpet I'm not sure what it was called when we got it for our puppy but oh well......the spray is compeatly oder less and it stops the dogs from peeing on what ever serface that you choose. I don't think that it cost very much I think that it cost 4 dollars or something like that.
I hope that this helps someonewith squirt squirt problems.
I'd have to agree that it may very well be due to the fact that your male is intact. Most un-neutered males will mark indoors or out. You may not always catch them at it, but they will mark anything that they think is appropriate. I've never met an un-neutered male dog that didn't mark, not saying it doesn't happen.
Neutering will remove much of his "instinct" that causes him to mark his territory. My parents had their older male dog neutered and he never marked after that, in fact when outdoors, half the time he would squat like a girl.
Good luck removing the smell from the surrounding carpet or floor. Be sure to really clean it well, or he will be sniffing the area, after you remove the tree, looking for the perfect place to mark again.
They do make belly bands for smaller breed male dogs, not sure they make anything big enough for a doberman. They are a nifty outfit, that while it doesn't stop them from the undesireable marking habit, it does save the furniture or in your case the Christmas tree.
Got to add my $.02 and say that I've always had male dogs, mostly unneutered, and not a one of them ever marked in the house. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I never even heard of the unneutered-males-marking-in-the-house issue until I joined TP.
ROFL, you all are funny. Baxter was neutered as soon as my vet would do it--at 6 months old. He's marked everywhere in the house. I clean carpets at least weekly, he's also peed on the tree multiple times. So yeah being neutered or not doesnt really always make a difference. Sounds to me like the dog is marking, it's something new in the house and, well, "MINE" hope you can get it to stop. We've invested in belly bands for Baxter. Fortunately none of the others have followed his lead! --We have Sampson who was also neutered at 6 months old, Todd is too young to be neutered but will be as soon as he is old enough, and we have two females. One spayed one not old enough.
***Edited By: kristen on 12/27/2006 9:59:14 AM*** Reason: .
I have to second the fact that it's probably related to the fact that he's unaltered. I've personally never had a neutered dog mark in the house. The only other unneutered dog we had when i was growing up would mark in the house.
However, Riddick does not, and never has, marked in the house, and he is unaltered. I think while it does vary from dog to do, there is an increased chance of a dog marking indoors when the dog is unaltered, and a decreased chance if it is altered.
Also, some of the people who are claiming their dogs (I am mainly talking about smaller breeds) don't mark in the house, may very well be wrong. Just because you don't catch them in the act, does not mean that urine is not there.
I caught my boyfriends grandmothers chi going to town once and because I knew where to look, that house was trashed (and they rent). Especially in the finished basement where he slept.
They had a darker colored wall to wall carpeting throughout.
Smaller ones may only do a couple drops or squirts and it is so low to the ground that unless you catch them in the act, have a light carpet or get on your hands and knees, you may have no idea what is going on.
I suggest people who have known markers, invest in black lights and go on a pee finding adventure, might be surprised at what you find.
He liked to pee on things that hung. The bedspread of the bed that was down there, corners of walls, the washing machine.
After about 7 years of him doing that, I can imagine the landlord is going to be pretty angry with them if they do not do some serious repairs. That is going to be a disgusting, stinky job. Thank god he only had free run of the two levels and only snuck up on the second floor once in a while.
***Edited By: pope1982 on 12/28/2006 11:27:54 AM*** Reason: add
Marking is a habit. Typically done in the same few spots over and over. I don't believe most people wouldn't notice whether their dog had marking behavior.
Oh, and BTW, not only intact male dogs, but intact female dogs, too, exhibit marking behavior. Research tells me that most intact dogs (regardless of their gender) do not mark, as they consider the house their den. They already consider it theirs so have no need to mark. Guess that's what I ran into during my lifetime with only male dogs who never marked in the house.
***Edited By: gbroxon on 12/28/2006 1:11:07 PM*** Reason: Typo.