I have 2 male dogs both are a little over a year old. One dog is a Dogue de Bordeaux(French Mastiff) and the other is a Standard American Bulldog. They keep marking in my house. I never catch them. They keep marking on my wood furniture and my vacuum cleaner and any plastic bag that may get loose in the house. How do I deal with this WITHOUT neutering. If i catch them how do I discipline them??? They know they did something wrong when i come in the room and see it, they both put their heads down and give me the puppy eyes and their tail goes down and they refuse to come to the area in which they marked. Please help!!!
Have they always been inside dogs or did you just bring them in? I only have 1 male who is inside the house and I bought him at 9 weeks and he always uses the doggie door.
You can try this product from Natures Miracle called No More Marking. Spray it throughout the house and see if that helps. IF you catch them in the act, you can clap your hand and say "NO" in a firm voice. It is likely with 2 males that each one wants to mark their territory.
Best of luck!
Friends will step in when the rest of the world steps out.
I would be VERY careful with two males of these breeds together. Same sex aggression can come out of nowhere and marking will be the least of your worries.
With the two of them when you are not keeping an eye on them crating may be the best option. This may even help retrain them.
Why do you need two intact males of different breeds? Any showing done on either? I am assuming you are wanting to breed but there is more to it than a dog being intact. Personally I would pick one of the breeds to focus on and really work with him. I would not buy from someone who had a stud who sprayed in the house. I expect the same out of altered dogs as unaltered. Being intact is no excuse for bad behavior.
For now if nothing else try belly bands. I have also heard of feeding them where they are marking but if its anywhere it might not help so much.
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons -James Thurber
yes, you are going to have really start watching them. Between 18 months and 2yrs, you could have a blood bath on your hands. They may both try to get dominant, and get into a big fight.
As far as the marking, I have never found a good solution when housing more then one intact male. Belly bands work wonders, but for the large breeds, you have to buy human diapers to put inside the bands. The best suggestion is crating them, or not allowing them to run the house unless you can watch them. this is why most breeders have kennels, and don't let the dogs run their house.