My 6.5 y/o male cocker spaniel has started marking our house. it started a week ago. he has peed in the house everyday, why?
- JojoLv 72 months ago
Lots of good answers.
But not conclusive, just guesses as your dog needs to be seen by a vet to rule out any ailments and then if he is healthy, as Verulam says, especially if the dog is intact, there could be a female dog in heat locally which can induce a male dog to `mark` everywhere.
- E. H. AmosLv 72 months ago
We cannot tell you. You have to start at your vet's office & rule out any medical cause, first. If that is NOT the problem; then it is behavioral.
Reasons for indoor marking besides medical issues:
- MaxiLv 72 months ago
First you make sure the dog is health checked to see if he has a UTI or some other illness ..... if clear then something has happened that caused the dog to 'mark'/pee which can be something as simple as a loud noise, someone banging on the door and then he continues because of your reaction when you find it which could be hours after it is done and the dog has forgotten about it, but knows that as soon as it hears you arriving it is in for being told off, shouted at etc...so as soon as it hears you now it will toilet out of fear......... so what you need to do is say/do nothing, no looking, talking, touching the dog and no looking around when you get home, just open the door let the dog out to toilet and while it is outside look around and clean up using 50/50 white vinegar/water which cleans and neutralises the pee smell not only for you but also the dog and get the dogs lead, collect the dog and take it a walk...it will take about a week of this before you should see a change in this behaviour....also helps to reduce his space to one easy clean room or a crate
Just as a side note if you are using a floor cleaner/bleach or anything with ammonia in it, to a dog it smells like another dogs pee, so he will naturally 'cover' it with his pee as he will think another dog has come into his house trying to take over
- bluebonnetgrannyLv 72 months ago
Is he neutered? Could be uti. Could be a b itch in heat close by.
Is he actually marking or just peeing in the house? A lot of times when there is a change in behavior there could be a medical reason behind it. Take the dog in to see a Vet. See if there is something medical associated with this new behavior.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
It's time for a vet visit. He may have a medical condition like urinary tract infection, urinary crystals or bladder stones.
- InLv 72 months ago
There is another dog hanging around outside and he is marking his territory.