We have 2 Beagles - a 3 year old male (neutered) and a 5 year old female (neutered). We got a new great dane puppy who is now a year old and he was completely house trained. We have not yet had him neutered and would like to wait until he's 18 months old before we do. Recently all the dogs have strated to urinate in the house. It seems to be marking behaviour as it is always in the same spots. It this because of the unneutered male?
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How old is the great dane puppy?
Are all three dogs urinating inappropriately?
Hi - the great dane is 13 months old - he was fully house trained but has also started urinating in the house again. He urinates against vertical surfaces. The 2 beagles are also urinating inappropriately. The female would urinate on our bed and the male against vertical surfaces.
That sounds like way to much cleaning up.
Yes, I believe the problem is, or started, with the intact male urinating to mark his territory. Then your other two felt threatened and felt the need to mark as well.
I would get the 13 month old neutered right away. He has had plenty of time for physical development so I do not think a few months will make a difference. The testosterone, which cause marking, will be in his system for up to 30 days after his neuter.
At this point, I would buy crates and keep everyone in crates when you are not watching them. Pretend they are all unhousebroken puppies. Hopefully it will not take them too long to remember they are housebroken. Since it is difficult to watch three dogs at once, I would keep a baby gate up so they have to stay in the room where you are. Otherwise, one will sneak off and urinate. I would expect 3 weeks, to 2 months for them to remember they are housebroken. You need to work very hard to get all past marked spots free of urine scent. I use "natures miracle urine destroyer" and a steam cleaner. You can buy the natures miracle products at pet stores or online.