Do female dogs mark territory from eachother?

I have two female dogs in my house, and they are both potty-trained to go outside. But, one of them pees on the her bed about every-other day. Is this because is isn't potty-trained, or is it to mark her territory from the other dog?

Asked by Member 921831 on Nov 23rd 2009 Tagged pee, female, two, bed, territory, dog in Behavior & Training
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Females can and do mark territory. It is not as common as it is in males, however. If it is in the same spot than most likely she is marking terrirory but she could have also had an accident and now that bed just smells like thats where she is supposed to go. I would clean the bed with a cleaner specially formulated to get pet smells out and re-reinforce the potty training (i.e crating if need be and taking the dogs out more often).

Sarge answered on 11/23/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Females mark their territory too. I am not sure if it is to warn other females or to let males know they are around and may need them one day. Even spayed females mark some.

Better leadership on your part may help. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog's natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank the 4 legged ones. You can learn to play the role of top dog by reading some books or going to a good obedience class. A good obedience class or book is about you being top dog, not about rewarding standard commands with a treat.

Aster answered on 11/23/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


yes, they do.
One female pees over the other one outside.

You will have to throw out the bed. Maybe they need each a bed.
not sure.
The bridget likes to mark piles of leaves when she gets walked.

Dieta answered on 11/24/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer