How to get male chow to stop marking his territory in the house?

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How to get male chow to stop marking his territory in the house?

Postby loxton21 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:24 am

My mom adopted a new 3 year old male chow lucky. He was an outdoor dog but they said they would take him inside time to time. We want an indoor dog, we brought him inside and he started marking his territory all over the house. How can we train him not to? Any tips?


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Re: How to get male chow to stop marking his territory in the house?

Postby JasonandNat » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:55 am

For one, thats not territorial unless another animal is present. It’s dominance. Try to get the chow’s sent in the areas where peeing is happening.
Is this when your around? Spray bottle might work. With a good ‘no’ in a stern voice and a quick trip outside.
Is this when your away? Harder. Try confining to a room (bathroom) or a large cage so he has room.
Are you walking him properly first thing before leaving? If not, try it.
Are you gone a long time? This is also hard to resolve.
Any chance you can leave a patio door open with an L shaped slit in the screen so he can go in and out. We have used this setup for years in spring/summer/fall to give the furkids freedom when we are away.

You want an indoor dog, fine, takes work, exercise will help calm him.

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Re: How to get male chow to stop marking his territory in the house?

Postby furball » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:33 pm

It sounds like the dog has never been toilet trained before. Your mom could consider doing some crate training with the dog? Just google crate training and there are tons of guidelines out there. Could also help the dog to settle better in the new home.
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