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Old 08-20-2007, 10:18 PM   #1
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i don't know what to do anymore. we have had our 3 dogs for 4 years (they are litter mates, 2 boy, 1 girl). They are all very well crate trained. they go in at night, and come out in the morning. they have free access to outside. we give them nutra kibble (no corn ). we also have thier mom (she's...8?) and thier 'nephew' who is 1. so, 5 dogs alltogeher. 2 of the males are 'intact' (the puppy and one of our other males). the problem? they 'mark' on my dd toys.
we try to keep them picked up. but she's 16 months, so inevitably they are left on the floor alot. they also mark around the couch 'feet' occasionaly. how do we deal with this? i clean it up with antibacterial cleaner or a urine be gone type spray.
i rarely catch them doing it. when i do, he always sulks and hides, so he knows he's not supposed to do it (the 4 yr old male).
also, our new nieghbor has what looks like an austrailian collie. and guess what? my tiny dogs (all 9 lbs of them) think the rule the world. so when ever new dogie is out and they see him, they run over to that side and bark insessantly until we force them in the house. and the nieghbors never come and get thier dog. i have watched him sit and wait for my dogs to show back up. grrrr
i wish i could find them a new home cause i don't know how much more piss i can clean and yappy high pitched barking i can take. (btw- not all of the dogs are mine)
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:23 PM   #2
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here is a pic of 3 of them. the big one is the puppy(intact), the black one is the intact male, and the other is, wel, the other male
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:22 PM   #3
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neutering can help with marking behavior. i would recommend that you talk to a behavioralist.
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:29 AM   #4
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How long have they been doing this pissing on toys?
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:06 AM   #5
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Maybe you need to seperate the males from the females you know how men are it sounds like they are showing off for the ladies with pissing contests.... Seriously though that is my experience with males!!!
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First of all the males need to be neutered. Females are spayed?

Have these dogs had any kind of training? Telling them "no" isn't good enough, they need to be corrected when you see them getting ready to mark. They need training, general obedience training.

There is a serious pack issue going on here. So many dogs, same sex dogs, intact dogs, etc.

You need to neuter and get into training classes - formal training classes - ASAP

Is your neighbor's dog behind a fence? If my dog was outside, contained on his own property and a neighbor's dog was yapping incessantly at him...guess what? MY dog wouldn't be the one brought in.

You need to get your dogs under control.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:26 AM   #7
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I would say that it is the whole pack thing going on. Whenever I take my dobie to the dog park, he marks like it's going out of style - I call it 'pee wars'. :D
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:17 AM   #8
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I don't think I could handle (I know I couldn't) an animal peeing on my stuff, let alone my kid's stuff. I'd be dogless so fast. Pets are sooooooo not worth that!
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:30 AM   #9
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Disclaimer: I am in no way including the OP here! This is a general observation and certainly not aimed at the OP!

The following is a classic example of why there are so many dogs and cats in shelters and thousands being euthanized daily:

"A puppy would be fun! So we go to the pet store (BAD mistake!) and buy a cute widdle fluffball. Well, that cute little fluffball requires lots of care, attention and training...not so much fun anymore. Cute widdle fluffball is..gasp...growing! OH NO! Cute little fluffball is a DOG! Because there was never enough time, because there never was a real committment to poor little Fluffball, Fluffball grew up doing normal doggie things: chewing, barking, marking. Bad doggie! It is all doggies fault, not the irresponsible, lazy, ignorant human."

Guess where Fluffball ends up?
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you may need to being a dog trainer to the home. there is some sort of pack mentality going on here and you are no longer the pack leader. I also strongly suggest spay/neutering- but if the dogs don't belong to you, I am not sure you can force the issue. There's really no reason not to neuter a male if you aren't breeding him. good luck
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