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  1. AllieMackie

    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

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    ... the testicle-lacking.

    I was going to delay his neuter until 8-9 months of age or so, but his humping and indoor marking was getting out of control. So, this morning, under the knife he went.

    He's fine, but to play it safe (mostly due to his ridiculous energy, desire to jump on/at everything and his ability to fly up and down stairs), he's on crate rest all tonight and for most of the day tomorrow. With an e-collar.

    Not sure if this is hate, sadness or sheer depression. :p

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  2. SmexyPibble

    SmexyPibble Blow. Me. Away.

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    Glad the neauter went well. Poor little pupper! He'll be back to normal soon with no hormones to pester him constantly.
     
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    Aww, poor dude.

    So he was marking, huh? I wonder why?
     
  4. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Nard has discovered marking. :rolleyes: I keep threatening him with this. Maybe I should show him these pictures....
     
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    4dogs3cats Aroooooo!

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    Ugh I think that e-collar pics are soooo cute lol.

    Finny Finn you'll be fine! Hugs
     
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    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    I wonder what makes them mark in the house. . .even though they are house trained?

    This interests me.
     
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    Poor Finn... he can sure pull off that sad look well, lol. Glad the neuter went well!
     
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    Strider is trained to not mark under a roof, but it was a behavior that we had to train separately from potty training.

    For him what worked was taking his solid "leave it" and applying it to when he would sidle up to something getting ready to lift his leg. I tied his leash to my waist and pretty much micromanaged when he was allowed to pee for a week, with a few reminders after that and he understood. He's not allowed to mark inside roofed structures. We can take him off leash in the outdoor covered soccer arena at the college and he won't mark because he understands we don't want him to.

    It is a different behavior than just eliminating though. It seems like there are boy dogs who don't generalize potty training to include marking, or other dogs who don't include submissive piddling in their potty training vocabulary and those have to be handled separately on a training level.

    Glad to hear his surgery went well!
     
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    Paige Let it be

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    Bandit is taking his neuter extremely hard. He offers Fin his empathy.
     
  10. elegy

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    oh woe! apparently finn is just way more manly than puppy steve, who is the humpee around here. mushroom is the one who needs to be neutered (again) from that perspective. argh!
     
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    Poor Finn... being a Pancake Man is hard!

    (on a side note - Ronin never marked in the house... I wonder why some dogs mark indoors and some don't...)
     
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    puppydog Tru evil has no pantyline

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    Ha ha! Finn, you should have kept your manly thoughts to yourself and you could have kept your manly bits.

    Ben was a chronic marker. He would pee on ANYTHING! Indoors or out. Now that he is neutered and with some consistent reinforcement, he only marks outdoors.
     
  13. AllieMackie

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    Day two and no marking! He also has NOT humped his favorite humpee toy, despite given the chance. He;s getting a few hours of light play today but mostly crate rest. He's extremely hyper and I'm scared of him opening his incisions despite himself. Silly boy.
     
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    LOL! I doubt he would want to hump anything with the incisions. It takes a good 4-6 months for the hormones to clear the system completely, not to rain on your parade or anything! ;)
     
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    Awww poor Finn with his empty change purse ;)
     
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    The very word, "marking". He wants to mark this house as his own. I'm pretty sure that's the mentality.

    In the past month, since learning he can lift his leg and mark, Finn marks everywhere. He lifts his leg on all the furniture and trickles. I caught him whenever I could, using the "leave it" command. But it was getting absolutely ridiculous.

    Mind you, it's not the REASON I neutered. Its part of the reason why I chose to neuter earlier then I had originally planned. The marking may still continue, I'm not expecting the neuter to "fix" it.. it should, though. If it doesn't, I'll just be more rigorous with the training.

    He doesn't have house accidents anymore, just this ridiculous marking business. He did have a good pee in the kitchen yesterday, but I'm forgiving him that because he was coming off the anethesia and was pretty disoriented all day. :p
     
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    When I moved here Bubba started marking . I was gone a lot as Tom was in the hosipital and the vet sadi that he was leaving his scent so I could find him . Didn't last long .
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    We didn't have marking problems until we had two intact adult males in the same house. Once Nard hit maturity, we started having some real pissing contests. *sigh* We're working on it.
     
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    Elegy, I wonder if it's Mushroom's way of making Steve hold still for 10 seconds? :rofl1:

    Poor Pancaked Finn...hope he feels better soon!
     
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    The idea of indoor marking scares me.

    Tucker is almost 5 months old and hasn't lifted his leg yet. We weren't planning on neutering him, but hearing things like this always makes me worried.
     

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