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The first day I had Louis, he marked in the house. It was my fault because I should have been more proactive and walked him before bed. I took him to the backyard and he didn't do anything. And then he peed/marked in the house. He also tried to mount my neutered male poodle. My poodle is 27" and around 65lbs. Of course Louis waited till my poodle was laying down. I told Louis a firm NO and he never tried humping him again. Louis also got possessive over toys and food, but that soon settled down. He was testing the boundaries of the pack to see where he fit in. This is all normal. You need to establish a good relationship and teach what the boundaries are - this goes for both new and resident dogs. I know someone who recently got a neutered male in the home, and they already have another neutered male. The resident male is obsessed with trying to hump the new male and licking the new dog's genitals. She says that's ALL he does during the day when he isn't sleeping. Even this type of thing can be trained out of them - but overall, two neutered males will get along just fine. Once they know the routine in YOUR home, they will not mark. However, new places are free game. But I want to point out that Louis has never marked in my parent's home, in-law's home, or hotels.