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What have you tried so far? Is the male neutered and if so at what age did he get Neutered?
No he is not neutered but we plan to do this in 1 weeks time he is just over 1 year now
Thank you. Neutering will cut that down by almost half, but the fact that he has already started to mark means he may never be able to be trusted. Usually to prevent marking dogs are fixed by 6 months
With markers they can never have free roam of the home as when you are not looking they will mark. What you can do is if he can't be watched by someone , contain him to a samller room
with his bed , water and food dish
Dogs do not like to eliminate in small areas where they eat and sleep
Pooping in the home is not marking so if he is only pooping you may be dealing with a health problem
He is a beautiful pedigree so we were planning on breeding him but have changed our mind thus the delay in neutering. So if marking is only urination then I believe we have a health problem. Maybe his diet (we make food for them and then mix it with grain free kibble) We make rice, beef, carrots and garlic and parsley in a big pot and it lasts about 1 week . What do you suggest we feed him?
His poop tends to be very soft or runny
I would stop adding garlic as that is toxic to dogs, I do have a site if you will give me a minute that will tell you proper ingredients for dog food to make at home
homemade pet food by Donald R Strombeck DVM
To firm up the stool feed a couple tablespoons of pure canned pumpkin, but you want to get a vet check and make sure there is nothing else going on
The dog could have colitis
Parasites or prtazoa also cause soft stool
What happens when you walk in and find he has messed, what do you do?
We show our displeasure by saying Bad Dog to him but thats about all
Thank you for that information. This can actually do more harm than good and in the end make he start hiding from you to have a bowel movement. Generally dogs that have been properly potty trained do not want to eliminate in the home , this is why I suspect health. I see this breed is also prone to LPI which is an inflamatory bowel disease , this would have him having accidents and it is possible your vet will want to change to a special diet
Here is more on this
You can tell if it is health by keeping him in a small room for a couple of days and feeding him in there. If he has an accident I would look to your vet for a diagnosis as it is more health than training