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    He started peeing on everything

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    I have a little Shih-Tzu who has started peeing on everything. He is almost 2, but not fixed. I just worry that getting him fixed will not help. We have tried everything.


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    It's difficult to offer any advice without being able to pinpoint the cause, kwim? Some questions to help narrow it down:
    Is he going from being fully house-trained to now urinating on things?
    How long has this been going on?
    Have there been family members (fur or human) added to or removed from the household?
    Have there been any other changes?
    Is he doing a full bladder-emptying pee on each location or is he spreading it around in small doses in a "marking" behaviour?
    What, specifically, is he peeing on - are they items belonging to certain people, is it furniture, etc?
    When was his last vet visit?
    Are you opposed to neutering?
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    Answering those questions will really help to figure out what's going on, but in general if it's a territorial marking thing, then getting him neutered will help a lot. Although, I had a male yorkie that was a stud dog and he would always mark on stuff in people's rooms, but as long as we kept all the doors closed to where he was only allowed in the general house area he never marked in the house. Depends on the dog though, hope that helps some.
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    males do that when they are territorial to my knowledge. it's like they are "marking" their environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starlightdanse View Post
    I have a little Shih-Tzu who has started peeing on everything. He is almost 2, but not fixed. I just worry that getting him fixed will not help. We have tried everything.


    Any advise?
    OMG!!! My roommates dog is doing the same thing!! He is two years old and unneutered. Oh and he's a shih-tzu


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    Quote Originally Posted by USNIwife View Post
    males do that when they are territorial to my knowledge. it's like they are "marking" their environment.
    this is what i was going to say...maybe if you get him fixed it will help the problem
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    I'd bring him to the vet. He very well could have a bladder infection/uti.
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    After talking to the vet, I have decided to get him neutered. His appointment is in a couple weeks. I hope that will help with things.
    Even though I loved him, I needed more. I stood up for myself and walked away. Even though it broke my heart
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    I hope that helps but if he continues his behavior I have some training things you could try! just PM me!

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    The neutering will likely curb the behaviour, but it will also take some training afterwards because this is now a learned behaviour. When he goes to the vet for his procedure, I would recommend cleaning EVERY surface he has peed on (not just soap/water - you have to remove all traces of the urine and it's chemicals) to cut the draw for him to mark on those areas again.
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