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    Exclamation6yo Lab starting to Mark indoors! Help!

    We have 2 boys, the youngest is 6 and has started to mark indoors. It first occurred while our boys were staying with friends whole we were out if town. They were left indoors for a very extended time due to an accident. Bailey had Never marked indoors prior to that time and we felt that was understandable, in fact during our pool build was inside all day for months ( free in house ). Now we can no longer leave him inside without crating him because we can't see him doing it in order to stop the behavior. If anyone can help please offer advice.

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    His he nuetered? He could also have a bladder infection. Have any other dogs been into your house or male cats? My dog marked after my uncles dog came over for a visit since that dog peed in my house.
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    Yes he is neutered, we have always had 2 female cats as well, we have had other dogs come visitnsince we've had him (2 boy/2girls but always have had the same other 4 in and out with their human parents. He absolutely does not do it while we around, he has done it at night and while gone. He is in perfect health we took him to the vet after the original event and just had his annual 2 mo ago. I find it so odd... If it is a other dog related thing ( would be weird based on history but things change with dogs), what can I do to remove scent?!
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    When you are about to leave take the dog out to potty and make sure he releaves himeself. Then put him in a crate. It will help from him releaving himself on your floors and to keep him safe. Also instead of putting water in his crate(if you do) put ice cubes in his water bowl instead. At night keep him in his crate untill you get up to let him out. If you can not watch him put him in the crate. It is like starting all over again. It could be he was allowed ot reileve himself at your friends house and now thinks it is allowed. For the smell I found this website and explains mainly what I just did but at the bottom is a solution you can make yourself. How to Get Rid of Dog Urine Odor


    I would call your firend and see if he had accidents while there.
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    It is so frustrating not being able to catch them. Gems doesn it when stresssed, or just too lazy and I can never catch her so she is tired to a long lead so I can catch her, and crated at night....so of course she hasn't attempted.
    I use white vingar to clean up and it takes the smell out. There is a priduct in the US that is good, but I am not sure of the name. I had some and threw the bottle out.

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    Nature's Miracle is a good enzyme cleaner for those accident spots, most pet stores have it.
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    I think you should use Natures Miracle (or vinegar or peroxide) AND keep crating him when you can't supervise. After 6 months or so, I would try him again and see if he is trustworthy again. Unless you can catch him doing it, you won't be able to train out of it.
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    See this is the thing. He does nothing in a crate, he has been crated for about 7 months b/c of this. Then we went on vacation and a friend tried leaving him out at night and he marked again. I guess at this point it is what it is...I will try cleaning the house really really well one evening and then leave him out and see if it happens once more, at least I can ensure what is and is not available to be pee pee'd on!

    Thanks for everyone's replies.

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    Natures Miracle is the name I couldn't remeber. It is good stuff, but not availabel in N.Z.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2LabsMom View Post
    See this is the thing. He does nothing in a crate, he has been crated for about 7 months b/c of this. Then we went on vacation and a friend tried leaving him out at night and he marked again. I guess at this point it is what it is...I will try cleaning the house really really well one evening and then leave him out and see if it happens once more, at least I can ensure what is and is not available to be pee pee'd on!

    Thanks for everyone's replies.
    They don't pee in their crate unless they are busting to go or not well.
    Gemma has been with me for weeks on end for over 2 years and still needs to be crated at night. She is 5. When I mind my sons partners 2 dogs they are crated or left in the kitchen as they pee. Sometimes it it stress being left by their owners, or just plain naughty.

    It is frustrating.

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    This post doubled up so deleted one.

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