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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-13-2010, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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It has begun, marking in the house, 2 pups

ok, before I poke both my eyes out, I have an 8 month old 1/2 hav 1/2 shih tzu (Ollie), and I just got a 12 week old anatolian pup (Oz). Had him for 3 weeks he's really calm, really mellow but he is standing up for himself a little more with Ollie.

Ollie was completely house trained. till 2 wks ago, where he marked the carpet runner which goes from the backyard sliding glass door into the house. I removed it and had no probs for 2 wks. today, both pups had to go to the vet. I opened my bedroom door when I got home, and guess who peed on my down comforter, a lot btw... even though my anatolian pup is 3x as big as Ollie, he doesn't know how to jump or get on my bed. yeah.

Is there anything I can do? besides limiting Ollie's access to the house? Yes Ollie sleeps on my bed at night. when he wants to (if it's hot he likes to sleep on the floor (hardwood).

I didn't such a little dog could have so much pee.

I love having 2 boys ( have a female anatolian too, but she doesn't ever get on the bed), but I don't know if I can handle marking in the house, much less on my bed.

ick. little help please.
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First question is Has Ollie been neuteured?

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Sounds like Ollie is telling the pup that the house/bed/rug is his!!
I would def get him neutered if he hasn't been already- and maybe it's time to get some belly bands to save your sanity!


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yeah Ollie got fixed 6 weeks ago.

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He just marked my bed again. this time the pee soaked thru both comforters.

funny, he was gnawing on a bone in a different corner of my bed.

It's all in the wash with massive amounts of odormute. love that stuff.

(sigh)
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Maybe you need to limit Ollie to a smaller area for a while until he gets the idea. I fell your frustration. Keep us updated.

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Yes, I would def say you need to limit his whereabouts- to save your sanity!!


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Hi Jackie, here's Jean Donaldson's ideas about marking indoors.

"Marking indoors Jean Donaldson

Q: How can you treat a dog, male, that is marking indoors?
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I am very much with Ian Dunbar that leg-lifting is a housetraining issue and should be trained as such. Airtight management, meaning crate - training and active supervision is imperative along with a reward regime for all outdoor urination (implying, of course, that the owner accompanies the dog outside so reward can be well-timed) and, finally, set-ups to catch the dog for mistakes indoors: interrupt the START of the behaviour, hustle him outside and then reward if he goes here. That said, let's also neuter him and give him plenty of reward-based training and enviro-enrichment"

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My Lhasa was a puppy mill breeder. When I first got him and he was to ill to neuter he would mark. I always treat it like he's peeing. After all these years he will sometimes mark if there is a new dog in the house (sex does't matter) or his routine is greatly changed (when The Tzu died he marked for a week). I had a intact male Husky who never marked and a neutered Dorbeman who would mark the children (only when they were outside)!!!! With all of the dogs the only way to treat it that worked was as a house training problem.

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