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Old 03-27-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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My dog marks his territory by hiking his leg and peeing on the bushes in my landscaping. How can I stop this "habit" of his? He has two favorite spots to hit and they are brown and dead looking.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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Sometimes (but not always) neutering your dog helps. But whether they are marking their territory, communicating via p-mail or just having a wee, boy dogs lift their legs and aside from excluding them from a particular area of the garden, what I often suggest to people with male dogs is that they use some garden statues or posts or some ornamental grass in the foreground to give them something else to pee on that won't get damaged. If necessary, you can reward the dog for peeing in or on a particular area but not reward them when they pee in the unwanted area. Essentially training them.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Default Get him his own fire hydrant

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Old 03-28-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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Take him for a walk and let him pee on your neighbors landscaping.

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Old 03-28-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Sometimes (but not always) neutering your dog helps. But whether they are marking their territory, communicating via p-mail or just having a wee, boy dogs lift their legs and aside from excluding them from a particular area of the garden, what I often suggest to people with male dogs is that they use some garden statues or posts or some ornamental grass in the foreground to give them something else to pee on that won't get damaged. If necessary, you can reward the dog for peeing in or on a particular area but not reward them when they pee in the unwanted area. Essentially training them.
Interesting. Thanks!
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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I second giving him an alternate target. It actually works. If he doesn't get the idea at first, you may have to pee on it - guarantee that will do the trick.
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