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Old 08-04-2010, 10:01 AM   #1
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Exclamation 2 Male Pekingese Peeing In House

I have four Pekingese, 2 male, 2 female, indoor dogs. They have doggy door in side of house to large fenced in backyard. 1 male and 1 female are about 8 years old, other two are about 4 years old. My boys seem to be marking my house pretty bad as of lately. They are potty trained. Strange thing is they did this last summer too. The whole fall and winter of last year no peeing inside at all. I have a son almost a year and half old. They mark his toys that are left out. They pee under my kitchen table on laminate floor and in my kitchen. They have even marked the arms of my couch, but not lately. Im just about at wits end with them every day, multiple spots while im at work and while i sleep. I do know my boy dogs have a problem with each other. They are father, son but there seems to be a dominancy issue here. They growl at each other when they are near often but 1 will also bite at the others ear as they play. Im pretty sure that 98% of the peeing is coming from my boys due to where and how its peed on. Of course, scolding them does no good and I hate for my pets to fear me like that. We've tried vinegar water mix to help break down the pee smells for repeat offenders to no avail. Again, I key in on summer, i anticipate come this fall they will not pee inside at all. Maybe im wrong. Maybe its my son, he is my first and they arent number one anymore. Any advice? I try to take them out when I get home and treat them for peeing in the yard, etc. They have really taken over my house and I contemplated locking them in the yard at night since its cooler. Please help. Anything!

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Old 08-04-2010, 12:52 PM   #2
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Hi thunderoad and welcome to the forum!
From what you are saying, I don't think this problem is going to solve itself. It does sound like your boys are peeing to mark and not to relieve themselves. It's great that you praise and treat them for peeing outside, but if they are peeing to mark it is a whole different story. And it also sounds like the smell of your toddler has something to do with it. If they have not been fixed that will not help things (not that having them fixed will magically solve the problem, especially now that they have gotten into the habit of marking when and where they please.)
I would say that if they are peeing in your house, it's time to revoke house privileges for them until they stop. Cleaning with vinegar won't help since that doesn't remove the smell enough for a dog's nose.
Honestly I am all for letting dogs be part of the household but peeing on my furniture and my kid's toys would get my dog a vacation from being a housepet and get stuck in the garage. The dog would only be allowed where there is something he shouldn't pee on under strict supervision, like an a short leash tethered to me. The split second he hikes his leg, he gets squirted with water or he gets a can of pennies shaken at him.
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I forgot to say a thing or two. My males are not neutered. My females are spayed though. I have contemplated getting them neutered even now, but have read that this late in their life it may not help. Remember the ages are roughly 4 yrs and 8 yrs. I do believe, if i had to guess, that the majority of my issue comes from my younger 4 yr male. Im not positive though. Im sure they mark each other so not sure who "started it". They do know to pee in yard. They do it all the time. Like i said before, it seems seasonal that they do this. I have them restricted to a few rooms all of which are hard floors, but 2 of those rooms are laminate plank floors, so the urine gets in the cracks and eventually raises the seams. Due to openness of my home, its hard to gate off just to one room and its sooo hot, that i cant make myself keep them outside. Thanks for the replies. More info would be nice.

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Since they have been doing it for years, neutering wont help so I wouldnt neuter them. Even neutered dogs mark..mine does. All the time, he makes a point of marking over every dogs pee on the tree...but hes neutered... Your going to have to train them not to. Not sure how but I guess using a crate to confine them. Never really had this issues before.

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Try wrapping a belly band (you can buy them at most pet supply stores, but an old t-shirt or an Ace bandage are much cheaper and work just as well) around their bellies so that they pee onto the belly band. When they lift their legs and mark, they're peeing on themselves which, while gross, will clear up the marking issue quickly - dogs don't like peeing on themselves any more than we do. Just make sure to take off the belly band when they go outside, since you want to associate marking in the house with wetting oneself, not peeing in general.

As for neutering, that can still help. When we got our mal/Sibe mix neutered at about 6, he completely stopped marking in the house, which he did a lot before. I think it just depends on the dog.

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