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Old 10-03-2017, 12:53 PM
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Fiancée Dog marking in new home....

Just a little background first.

My Fiancee and I have been together over 2 years and have lived together with our dogs for around 1.5.

When we met I had a 7 year old beagle and she had a 3 year old toy poodle mix she named "mr. man".

Since we have been together we have recently adopted a another beagle we named Daisy that a friend of mine found in one of his barns with a broken leg and multiple ribs. Daisy has always had some issues with going to the bathroom in the house... she's has to be at least 14 years old and it usually only happen when we can let her out over 6hr. Anytime it happen it usually by the door.

"Mr.Man" on the other hand is constantly marking things in our old home and now is continuing the behavior in the new home. He has even peed in my briefcase and I've showed up at work with papers covered in pee from this thing. I am at my wits end with this dog.

She is always using the excuse "Daisy makes messes to" but i see it diffrently. "Mr. Man" is deliberately marking in our home these are no accidents.

We have recently bought a new house much much nicer then our old one and i intend to keep it that way. My Fiancee has made no effort the get him to stop, she let him climb and jump all over her. He jumps on guest without and sort or punishment. Please anyone who has been in a similar situation give me some guidance on what to do this dog and my finances lack of discipline.
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It will take a lot of diligence - you'll basically have to start potty training from scratch. Monitor him constantly and give him frequent trips outside. He'll have to stay out for awhile until he "empties" and you'll want to reward heavily when he does.

IME, marking is a really hard habit to break. In the meantime, belly bands can be a lifesaver. I use the Teavoy brand, purchased from Amazon, and put a disposable liner for human bladder leaks inside. Works like a charm.
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It sounds like it's your fiancee who needs the training. If she's not willing to work with Mr Man, she'll quickly undo any progress you'll be able to make with him. That said...

I'm not well versed in how to handle male dogs that mark, but I'm thinking that he can't mark if his bladder is empty, so back to house training 101. Frequent bathroom trips outside and when he's inside, keep him in a small space where he can constantly be watched. If he can't be watched, into a crate or small penned off area he goes. Don't give him access to mark inappropriate objects.
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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.
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Thank you shadow mom. Like you said it seams like when he does mark its just lil amounts that he's saving for that purpose. Absolutely disgusting regardless of the amount tho. My main issue with him jumping and correct me if I'm wrong is it allows him to think he can do whatever he wants. I think that the two issues go hand and hand and neither will be solved unless both are. Maybe once we can get him to calm down and stop thinking he can do what he wants I believe the marking will stop.
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