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1) Do you know if he was surrendered to rescue from a family or if he is a retired racer? both? 2) When was he neutered? 3) Was he slowly integrated into the house or given free access immediately? 4) How does he get along with the other greyhounds?
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As time goes on and the hormones leave his body, this will be easier to tackle. Dogs can keep testosterone in their body up to 6 months following a neuter, so it may be close to January before he's fully benefitting from the neuter. Be prepared to use the belly band longer term is needed.Because he is marking in the home, the first thing to do is to get him established in one room where he doesn't mark before moving on to full access in the home. If you are kennel training him, make the room where his kennel is located the room for him to adjust to first. Once this happens, move on to an additional room for a few weeks, then add another room, etc. Most often when we give a dog who has been intact his whole life and recently neutered full access to a new place they are going to want to immediately begin establishing their ownership of all the items they can reach. The more boundary you set for him the better you'll find his behavior will be. Do not be afraid to make him work for access to other parts of your home. I, personally, would keep using the belly band in the single room he's allowed access to and monitor for hiking behavior before removing it and giving him the opportunity to mark. Once he has stopped hiking in the single room, remove the band and see how he does. At very least, make sure to minimize your efforts in needing to clean up marking accidents. As well, be sure to use an enzymatic cleaner meant to clean up urine so that future dogs in your home don't find the accident spots interesting and re-mark the area.
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