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    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?

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    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.



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    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).
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    I have two males, one neutered and one intact, and neither has ever marked in our house, or anyone else's, for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtgostars View Post
    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?

    thanks
    Not all male dogs does do this trick

    And if they do, it is perfectly to train

    And marking their territory is a dominance 'thing', who cant be neutered out of a dog

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    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.

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