Stop Your Dog's Marking Today

You know that dog's mark their territory, but does your dog go a little too far with it? Want to stop your dog's marking today? If your dog excessively marks its territory walks take forever, and marking indoors is simply unacceptable. Don't feel hopeless. This article discusses ways to stop your dog's marking.

There are ways you can fix your dog's behavioral problems today.Dogs naturally have the instinct to mark their territory. However excessive marking isn't normal. If your dog does it indoors or just constantly when outside, you should step in. How can you stop your dog from urinating and defecating when and where it wants? It may seem impossible, but it's not.

First, your dog should be spayed or neutered if you don't plan on breeding it. Many people don't realize that spaying or neutering a dog is a good thing to do. It can reduce a dog's urge to excessively mark its territory. If your dog is already spayed or neutered or you want to breed it, you are in luck because there are other options.

You may have to almost house break your dog all over again. Scold it for urinating or defecating in the house and send it outside. Train your dog to fight it's urge to mark in the house. You will also need to make sure you thoroughly clean any places where your dog marks. If it smells its urine or another pet's urine in the house, it may feel the need to mark that area.

If you have other pets you will need to make sure that the dog understands that the other pets are part of the family and that you like them. Your dog needs to understand those other pets are okay, that they can share space and not need boundaries.

It can also help to keep stray animals or your neighbor's pets away from your yard and home. If your dog doesn't smell any other animals, they won't feel such a need to mark their territory. Marking is a way to communicate to other animals, so if there aren't other animals there's no need to communicate. 

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.