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obviously this won't work with Lola... :-) -kelly

Kelly are you sure she is marking? I don't want to sound too stupid but I do know of several female
dogs that were spayed too early that are incontinent from the early spaying. Though there is debate of
whether or not spaying can cause this.
Are you catching her squatting about your house?
Or are you just finding wet spots?
Gwen
My female marks all the time too. Matt, what's midden?

Marks with poop.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
anyone know how to stop her from doing it indoors? everything i've read about marking behavior relates to intact males, and the solution is supposed to be to neuter them.

No, the solution is to train them to confine their marking to out-of-doors.
Not a terribly well-thought-out plan is to bellow "NO!" when appropriate (e.g., catching the dog in the act of marking). It works, though. At least, it worked for Duke, who simply didn't know any better. He quickly learned that leg-hiking indoors isn't appreciated around here.

For dogs that are marking as a stress-reliever (so to speak), I suspect that a dramatic, voluminous correction would, er, miss the mark because it increases the underlying cause.

Mary H. and the Ames National Zoo: Regis, Sam-I-Am, Noah (1992-2001), Ranger, Duke,
felines, and finches
Kelly are you sure she is marking? I don't want to sound too stupid but I do know of several ... Though there is debate of whether or not spaying can cause this. Are you catching her squatting about your house?

she's done it right in front of me both times. the reason i suspected marking, is because she does it on a blanket that Manu sleeps on. it seems like a, "that's MINE!" kind of action.
-kelly
No, the solution is to train them to confine their marking to out-of-doors. Not a terribly well-thought-out plan is to ... it worked for Duke, who simply didn't know any better. He quickly learned that leg-hiking indoors isn't appreciated around here.

that's what we've done. she's only done it twice, but both times right in front of me, and both times a loud "NO" stopped her mid-stream. hopefully that's all it will take.
though i suspect that once they get their roles worked out, that will help too.
-kelly
how would she know she female if you never let her grow up with all her parts?

if you can't tell the sex of a dog from their exterior sex organs, i'm not sure i can teach you.
-kelly
Lola has done something very strange lately. twice now, she has gone over ot the blanket that Manu likes to ... if that has anything to do with it? BTW- she's 13 months old, and was spayed at 12 weeks. -kelly

Lola is telling Manu that she owns that blanket and that space, or at least is trying to own it. She is trying to be the dominant dog.

Linda H.
she's done it right in front of me both times. the reason i suspected marking, is because she does it on a blanket that Manu sleeps on. it seems like a, "that's MINE!" kind of action. -kelly

Yes this does sound like she is saying "It's mine".

Gwen
Lola has done something very strange lately. twice now, she has gone over ot the blanket that Manu likes to ... Manu still haven't worked out their dominance issues completely, so i wonder if that has anything to do with it?

Yep, its not just possible, its likely.
I walked a female rottie at the pound who lifted her leg higher than any boy.

BethF, Anchorage, AK
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