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how do I stop my male from marking up the house
will a crate do the trick if he's already 1 year old
 

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Dogs only get fat if you let them. Fixing a dog will never make him or her fat unless you stop exercising and start overfeeding
 

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more importantly than the fat issue will fixing 100% guarantee that the dog will no longer mark in the house
 

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I think someone may have given you some bad advice on how dog training works. The crate and fixing don't end the problem it's YOU that fixes the issue. These are merely tools you will need to make your job eaiser but in the end the responsibility to train your dog is yours.

Dogs pee, crap, tear up, bite, jump up, run and many other things. It is you that must teach them when the time is appropriate. Try starting with a good OB class. it could help you tremendously
 

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I had the dog trained and then gave him to my Nanny at 9 months old he has now reverted under completely no disipline. They are complaining to me. I told them what I did, that I confine the dog when I am not home small place or crate. if the dog marks when I am home I PUNISH THE DOG. I also walk the dog often.
Then I told them if it's too much of a problem I will gladly take the dog back. I did not wan t2 alpha males in the house me and the dog. I back to just 1 bitch
 

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get him fixed anyway, rehoming him will not salve the problem and will just cause more problems if he gets loose to make more unwanted pups!
 

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exactly! get him fixed anyway. rehoming just transfers the problem to another home.
and you have to punish them right. tell them they are bad and immediately take them outside. and also remove the scent from the house. if he smells his own scent from where he had marked before, he will continue to mark the same spot over and over. nature's miracle works well on upholstery and carpet.
when i was housebreaking my rhodesian, he would still lift his leg in the house even after he was fixed. he was not crate trained. when i caught him marking, i'd grab his leash and immediately take him outside.
you also need to walk him often. so he'll do his marking outside instead of inside the house. but with him not being fixed, he will still feel the need to mark his territory. the only real way to keep him from doing so, is to keep him in a crate when you are away. so he cant roam free in the house and mark.
 

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Crate training works with at any age.

if the dog marks when I am home I PUNISH THE DOG.
What does that mean? There is no need for punishment. If I catch Dozer in the act then I make a huge amount of noise to get his attention and I just say "No". I walk his butt outside and make him finish outside and he gets a reward.

If you don't catch the dog in the act and punish it, then you are just going to make the dog think it is getting punished for what it was doing at the exact time you punished it. If he was chewing a dog when you found the pee then he will think he was punished for chewing the dog.
 

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" tell them they are bad and immediately take them outside. and also remove the scent from the house. if he smells his own scent from where he had marked before, he will continue to mark the same spot over and over"

Yes I have done this and Had sucess.

"the only real way to keep him from doing so, is to keep him in a crate when you are away. so he cant roam free in the house and mark."


this has not been done....

How do I punish the Dog. I make him watch CNN and Read the New york Times.
 

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How do I punish the Dog. I make him watch CNN and Read the New york Times.
Now that's downright animal cruelty!

LOL :lol:
 

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I am a Nanny and had the exact opposite problem with my boss. I begged and pleaded with my boss to get the dog. I would work with her all day and even took her to OB. At night, my boss would "undo all the good I had done". (Didn't watch her, take her out on time, etc.) It is very difficult to be successful if you and your Nanny are not on the same page. If Nanny is home with the dog all day, and does not feel the dog is her responsibility, the dog should be crated, or put a run, or whatever, but should not have run of the house. Just as you would expect Nanny to follow your wishes when it comes to raising and disciplining your children, the same is true for your dog. I would set up a schedule and go over it with Nanny. Be clear in your expectations. For instance you might say "i'll feed the dog in the AM and take him for a walk. He will go in his crate before I leave for work. At noon, please bring him out and put him on his run. At 3, please bring him back in and return him to his crate until I get home", or whatever. It took 9 months to Potty train Dakota b/c we were confusing the crap out of her with our different approaches. I agree with everyone else also, but know exactly where you're coming from with the whole Nanny thing. BTW, I'm curious how much Nanny knows about dogs, and their relationships with children. For instance, I continually work with Dakota, who's now 2 1/2, to make sure she never has any food aggression. Dogs "see" children differently than adults, so while they may be fine with you near their food, they may not want the kids there. How does Nanny feel about the dog?
 
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