10-03-2017, 01:44 PM
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Cambridge MA
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Both my current and past male neutered dog marked thongs a lot, but only outside. No matter how empty it seemed their bladders should have been, it appears to be a requirement of a good male dog to always save some on reserve for marking their territory, at least from my observations. That being said, housebreaking training seems like a good idea
And using one of those scent removing cleaning products from one of the pet store to really eliminate any leftover odor so he won't want to mark more.
As for the jumping you may not be able to change your fiance or how this dog interacts with her, but you can change how he interacts with you and train him better in your own relationship with him. A recent job I had for several years required me to go out in the community and make home visits with people, often disabled people but not always. Many of them had pets, many of which were not well trained and had obnoxious habits like jumping on people or humping people's legs. Some people wanted help learning to train them better and some didnt. Regardless I wasn't going to be jumped on by a 100 lb lab mix and scratched or have my leg humped and be chewed relentlessly by a feisty aggressive little unneutered chihuahua while I was trying to work with these people.
Same thing at the dog park. Many dogs don't have basic manners and run over and jump on people. Some owners care and some dont. What's worked for me is turning away and saying no or off then asking the dog to sit. If they sit quietly I praise them and give them a bacon treat that I always carry around to catch my dog and improve his recall. All those dogs learned fairly quickly that the way to get pats, praise and sometimes treats from me is to come over and sit quietly. They've also learned that jumping on me gets absolutely no rewards. None of the regular dogs at the park jump on me anymore, but whenever I call my dog about 5 or 10 other dogs cone running over and sit waiting for bacon treats lol. Usually before my own dog does.
And my clients dogs stopped jumping on me and trying to hump my leg all the time too, but kept doing it to everyone else because she didn't train or reinforce it nit to. Basically praise and/or a treat for good quiet behavior like obeying a command.