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Your little stud puppy is marking, it is not because he dislikes or likes you, he is marking his territory, simply he is telling any and all dogs, who he is and this is his. This has more to do with his DNA then anything else. You can train him not to do it it in the house, just like house training and it does take that much time and patience. Often there is something that triggers this behavior, such as a dog in heat in the neighborhood among other things. Once they start you need to redirect the habit to outside. Catch him in the act and take him out after several times he will get it, also check all walls even high places so you can clean them (I have a black light).
My dog Boo Boo was used as a stud in a breeding facility he was neutered about a week after I got him, it did not help his marking, it took a good six months to get it under control, all these years latter he will mark like crazy on walks and if he smells a female in heat he still paws the earth and smells the air, and does the funny vibrating mouth thing.
When there is a dog in heat in the neighborhood (and it can be pretty far away) intact males will mark with a very smelly concentrated fluid.
Just hang in there and redirect him. Best of luck.
Robbie, Boo Boo, Yogi, and Misty's human.
Poohkey miss you, monkey.