HELP! I have a 10 month old French bulldog and he has the greatest temperment and the greatest ability to run through the house marking everything! Yes, I have another dog (female) and I would assume he is letting the world know this is his domain but I can't take much more! Is there any type of spray, or product that would keep him from doing this or any advice would be useful.
About the only thing that would have helped with this is neutering the dog at the age of 6 months before the marking behavior started. Unfortunately, now that your dog is 10 months old, it's possible that he's now got a lovely habit that will be nearly impossible to break. Even if you get him neutered, he may still do it by habit to some degree, but neutering him probably would be your best bet if you seriously want it to stop before you go nuts. The huge problem with marking is that dogs instinctively re-mark trees, tires, furniture, etc that have already been marked. You can check out a pet supply store for an enzymatic cleaner to clean the furniture with to help remove the scent. Personally I would also keep that dog on a 3 foot leash at your side at all times, so you know where he is and what he is doing, if he marks, you can catch him in the act, say NO very firmly and take him outside. I'm seriously warning you though, even this may not help, especially if you dont get him neutered.
I have two French bulldogs one female one male (both fixed) Marking is really the dog leaving his message on the bulletin board for other dogs to read. So can you imagine what the park is like for a dog.My male loves to pee on everything (outside) but he has urinated inside before, its usually when he is not supervised and wondering around the house. Other than what others have offered in advise, if after the neuter he still marks, which he probly still will because marking is learned with the help of his hormones and will be hard to break so fido will have to be well supervised.Neutering before 6 months turns off these hormones before they turn on, that is why the vet recommends this procedure before 6 months.There is a wrap I have heard of where the dog wears it in the house and it covers his do do, just in case of accidents. Is the female fixed, you need to do it.Start rehouse training the male.Use a strict outdoor bathroom duty schedule.Ignore the mistakes in the house and go crazy with reward when the male goes outside. Frenchies are a little stuborn (especially males) Good Luck I hope things get better.
hi there, i can feel your pain, i have a 3yr. old male cocker, who recently got the same bad habbit, and i also have a 12yr.old male border collie who is great, i do think the nutering helped, but i found some good sprays for in the house, at pet smart, one to elimaniate the smell, and one to deter the dog from peeing, i had to go back to crate training, when we are not home that has helped, he is not as prone to do it in front of me, sometimes i think he is mad when we leave, but one other person told me on my question, sometimes once they stat, hard to stop, like a habit, and i have always given treets, but now i realy watch him go out side and realy pore on the praising like when he was a puppy, and as sad as it may be we have been told he does it because of the other dog in house, and i found that uning a good scruber with ther agian something from petsmart, on the carpets, to try to keep the smell away it will get god awful,if it hasent already, and you gests will start to notice it,quicker than you cause you will get used to it... so hope it help good luck... what we go through for our dogs.......tabatha
i read about this and another thing to do is "ground" him. this is a dominance thing, and he needs reinforcing that this is YOUR territory, not his. treat him like you would a person who did this to your furniture. do the old song and dance of having to work for everything; to be spoken to he has to lay down; to be petted he has to lay down; to be fed he has to lay down; do a crating or confining schedule, to get out he has to lay down. put some sits in there, too. teach "stay" and have him do a stay every day. supervise, supervise, supervise. get the enzymatic cleaner and clean his marked spots. neuter.
lol, I know, I know, it's no laughing matter, I was just thinking of a post someone put somewhere in a chat or something that worked for someone I know. Now hold on cuz this will sound a little silly..........First you need a plastic bag, news paper, a 2liter pop bottle and a gum-band! Then take the bottle fill it with water(so he can't nock it over, or off the paper), put the bottle in the bag, tye the bag shut around it, then put the gim-band around that (to ensure that the bag can't come off and him get it around his head) set that in the middle of the newspaper and tada! A home made hydrant! For some reason smaller breeds like to go on plastic bags I guess. And I also agree neutering is a good idea, but may not solve the prob. as even some females just like to say "I live here, This is my home!" at the thought that another dog may come there. And feel lucky cuz this poor girls dog was actually marking her Shoe, Bed, Couch, and once even her husband! Needless to say this idea was her last hope for keeping him as far as her husband was concerned.