I am thinking of getting a male lab but have read in a couple of different places they are sometimes prone to marking their territory inside the house. Does this hold some truth, is it a training issue, does it make a difference if they are neutered?
My 2 boys never did. However, they both did when we stayed at a hotel down the shore. I think they just smelled the other dogs that were previously in the room.
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"
It is a training issue. And like Amy says - they might do it in a strange place that smells like a dog.
Mine (one neutered, one not) did not at the house we rented this summer or at my SILs house but interestingly my female would mark at strange houses (yes girls do it too).
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
I have two males, one neutered and one intact, and neither has ever marked in our house, or anyone else's, for that matter.
My dog has never done that. He is neutered, but he was neutered late. I really believe it is training issue because I know many people who have male dogs and have never heard any of them complain that their dog goes potty in their house (or anyone else's). In your own home, you should be able to make sure there is no "dog urine" scent to entice them. They learn to potty outside and that's that.
Ann & Miles
MACH ARCHEX "Miles" (DOB 3/10/2006) UD RAE MXS MJS OF CW-OB3 CW-ARF CW-AR CW-ZR2 CL-1 (DOB 3/10/2006)
"Hartley" (DOB 7/21/2012) RN CGC CW-OB1