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When do intact males start marking? Caleb is 13 months old now and he's become a lot more interested in sniffing lately but he hasn't shown any real marking behavior. DH and I taught him to check in with us before going potty, so maybe that has something to do with it? Anyways, I'm just curious if he's likely to start marking soon, or if I just got lucky and he's a non-marker.
None of my intact males have ever lifted their legs in the house. And, even though intact and usually lifting a leg to pee, intact males will occasionally squat to urinate - ie if there is nothing to lift their leg on, or, if in a tight space.
I don't think it matters either way - I simply consider it a housebreaking issue. If housebroken, no urinating in the house, period.
As for outdoors, intact males will urinate a thousand times, even if only a drop or two, if you let them. Alterered males do not generally do it as frequently. Again, I don't think it matters - I consider it a training issue - if I know the dog has eliminated and we are walking, they don't stop until I do.

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None of my intact males have ever lifted their legs in the house. And, even though intact and usually lifting a leg to pee, intact males will occasionally squat to urinate - ie if there is nothing to lift their leg on, or, if in a tight space.
I don't think it matters either way - I simply consider it a housebreaking issue. If housebroken, no urinating in the house, period.
As for outdoors, intact males will urinate a thousand times, even if only a drop or two, if you let them. Alterered males do not generally do it as frequently. Again, I don't think it matters - I consider it a training issue - if I know the dog has eliminated and we are walking, they don't stop until I do.

Just wanted to clarify that while Sam will lift his leg on very twig or blade of grass outdoors, he has never once marked indoors or even shown any inkling of doing so. As PG said that is another issue entirely than a dog just becoming sexually mature and lifting his leg outside. I would never ever be ok with a dog peeing in my house as I'm sure no one here would be. lol

And Sam will lift his leg even if he's just standing in the middle of the grass in the yard with nothing to pee on. He's a big dork like that.
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