Does neutering stop marking or is it a learned behaviour. If it is a learned behaviour, can it be stopped?
In my opinion marking is something natural for dogs, wolves and perhaps other animals. If it's natural why you want to stop it? If they need to do it let them do it. I wouldn't interfere with their nature. But that's just me.
If dogs do not go to heaven, then I prefer to follow them where they go.
Our dogs have both been neutered and the both mark. Since they are rescue dogs we're not sure what age they were neutered at. I'm not sure if that makes a difference or not...
Charlie and Beau... Brotherly Love
No - neutering will not stop instinct.
Marking and humping the same.
If the pup is marking indoors then correction is all that's needed.
no. but you can train him to stop (or reduce it when they do it at inappropriate times/places like indoors and on a walk)
Last edited by Tanya; 10-01-2012 at 11:11 AM.
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
I have to say that while you should be able to train a dog NOT to mark in the house (I don't care about it outside), neutering can help. It won't cure the problem, because training is still needed. But I have an older dog that started marking in the house and cooincidently we had to get him fixed soon after. The bad behavior has stopped. But without training you are lost.