How do i keep my adult rat terrier from marking his territory in the house he is not fixed
on Jan 18th 2013
in Behavior & Training
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the short answer is get him neutered. You may also find this helpful:
Scooter, PAWS answered on 1/18/13. Helpful? / 0
Neutering is NOT going to stop marking. Treat the marking as you would urinating. Do not allow it. Watch for signs & take him outside. Clean everywhere he has marked with a good enzyme based cleaner & then treat him as a pup. Crate/tether while inside & frequent trips outside.
I have had intact males who never marked indoors & I've had neutered males who would try to mark anything..or anyone.
You could also look into belly bands, but I prefer the training approach over a management approach.
Teach/train for what you want. It is much easier than trying to "untrain" a learned/allowed behaviour.
Wiley answered on 1/18/13. Helpful? / 0