How to prevent 'marking.'

asked 2014-09-22 14:28:04 -0500

My new rescue pup marks dog beds or any blanket or pillow that finds its way to the ground.

She is otherwise housebroken and crate trained.

Our other dog is pee free and pretty relaxed about the new girl's presence so I don't think it's caused by his behavior?

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answered 2014-11-25 11:57:33 -0500

There is a product called a doggie diaper. It's an absorbent band you wrap around the dog's waist. Most dogs really hate the sensation of trying to Mark but ending up getting themselves wet, and they hate wearing a diaper. Often it will help break them of the marking habit.

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I have seen these doggie diaper wraps. I have heard that all depends on the type dog you have. One friend reported to me that her little boy wore it when she left him home alone. He liked it because he didn't get punished for marking. Smart dog!

Susan W.'s profile image Susan W.  ( 2015-01-25 12:14:00 -0500 ) edit

Well, this would mean the sitter would have to go to the store and purchase the belly bands with her own money, use the band on the dog, and hope the dog won't just chew it off.

Carrie B.'s profile image Carrie B.  ( 2015-05-13 13:37:01 -0500 ) edit
answered 2014-12-05 09:39:43 -0500

I don't have first-hand knowledge of whether this technique works, but I just saw it on a TV show called Lucky Dog. The trainer/rescuer was specifically brought in to eliminate this behavior from a rescue dog whose potential owner wanted a dog to accompany her to real estate open houses and he could, therefore, not be a marker. When the dog marked, he was tethered right next to the spot, with only enough leash space to lie down. This was a 20 minute timeout with the trainer staying right there with the dog. Dogs do not like to be where they have peed. Eventually the dog stopped.

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I saw that on Lucky Dog too, it's the first time I saw the method used. Brandon McMillion is an excellent trainer, he's been around animals his whole life.

Dale B.'s profile image Dale B.  ( 2014-12-19 20:26:24 -0500 ) edit

I did that technique with my dog and it worked well. I also use it during potty training for dogs too.

Laura F.'s profile image Laura F.  ( 2014-12-20 21:52:36 -0500 ) edit

It sounds like it could work...except....how do you tie up a dog to very spot he urinates on? Every corner, wall, my outdoor bar b que grill cover, There may not be a place to wrap the leash around. The trainer has to stand there for 20 minutes....just stand there?

Carrie B.'s profile image Carrie B.  ( 2015-05-13 13:38:35 -0500 ) edit

Interesting idea about the cinderblock when you don't have anything to attach the leash. But remember, the dog doesn't sit in his own urine, but very close to it and he can't get away from it. http://www.canineminded.com/stop-dog-marking-house/ I haven't used a baby camera. Just tied up the dog near the marked area and sat down and looked at a magazine and stayed near.

Karen R.'s profile image Karen R.  ( 2015-05-14 00:10:06 -0500 ) edit
answered 2014-12-04 18:21:18 -0500

Vigilance. Always have the pup in your sight and kenneled when you can't watch her, and remove the items she's tempted to pee on. You can tether her to you so it's easier to keep an eye on her. Then if you see her sniffing suspiciously, immediately interrupt the behavior and take her outside and reward for peeing in the right place. Dogs don't empty their bladders all at once; when they relieve themselves they hold back some amount of urine for marking purposes, so don't think you can let your guard down just because she just went. When she's consistently doing ALL her pee behaviors outside, you can give her some more freedom, but increase it slowly. Maybe she comes off the tether, but still doesn't have access to rooms other than the one you're in. If she starts marking again, she's got too much freedom. Make sure that everything she's previously marked has been thoroughly cleaned with enzymatic cleaner so she can't detect urine. If she can smell urine there, she's more likely to pee again.

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answered 2015-05-13 13:31:48 -0500
 Hi there those are great answeres. My dog tends to urnate all the time even after he,s had a wlk an been outside. Do u think he might have bladder issues or is it jist dog him self?
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answered 2017-04-20 15:07:08 -0500

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answered 2017-03-30 13:24:40 -0500

I agree with both forms of correction. Crated and if the dog marks, tether like the above poster said. If it starts again, go back to crating. The dog has to understand that this is your domain and you have allowed him privledges. Those privledges must be earned and respected. Above all, do not hit the dog as a form of correction and do not rub his face in it. Dogs live in the moment and if it is done when you are not at home he wont understand why you are correcting him later. Have lots of patience.

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answered 2018-12-22 01:58:35 -0500

I’d like to have an answer for our situation.

I often see answers of “make sure to let the dogs out enough, for a long enough duration“, but we usually let the dogs out in the backyard, or take them for a walk, every couple of hours, and at least 20 minutes each. PLENTY of time for them to empty their bladders.

Yet males AND females, always come back in the house and pee. Several spots, throughout the day. It’s causing lots of tension in the house and stress.

I understand that the OCCASIONAL dog will pee as it’s a new place. Usually once. Maybe twice.

But dogs we have watched several times before, will pee all the time, everywhere.

We are very caring and loving. We do not yell at them. We don’t do anything that scares them.

We clean old pee spots up with enzyme remover and they still smell the old spots, as well as create new spots.

We don’t want to stop pet-sitting. As we need the income and we love animals. But this makes absolutely no sense to us that we let them out plenty, and they are familiar with our house, especially if they are repeat clients, yet they still Pee everywhere. Sometimes, the more we watch them, the more it seems they pee.

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answered 2014-09-24 13:17:00 -0500


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