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Categories: Management , Pack Structure

Q. The problem begins with an obsession with a female dog in the household and then you have an intact male suddenly lifting his leg and marking. How do you handle this behavior to put a stop to it?
Here's one a good many of my friends, both general owners and breeders are having. It doesn't matter if the offending Male dog has been fixed since it was a pup or if its still intact. The problem begins with an obsession with a female dog in the household and then you have a male suddenly lifting his leg and marking. How do you handle this behavior to put a stop to it?

A. This is a simple solution. It’s called management or a lack there of.

I recently produced a short video on Management for one of our recent newsletters. It’s free to watch if you can watch streaming video on your computer. I suggest you watch it. Good management is just as important as good obedience training when it comes to living with a dog.

We have an adult male in our home and a female who is in season.

We micro manage our male with the use of his dog bed and training. He is told to stay on his bed in the living room. He is not allowed to sniff her, not ever. If he were not consistent on his down on the bed he would be kept on leash or in a dog crate.

Dogs that mark in the house are no house trained. Not in any sense of the matter. They should either be in a crate on a leash in the house with the leash in your hand or tethered to you.

Regards,
Ed Frawley
  
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