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Old 05-13-2009, 10:59 PM
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... the testicle-lacking.

I was going to delay his neuter until 8-9 months of age or so, but his humping and indoor marking was getting out of control. So, this morning, under the knife he went.

He's fine, but to play it safe (mostly due to his ridiculous energy, desire to jump on/at everything and his ability to fly up and down stairs), he's on crate rest all tonight and for most of the day tomorrow. With an e-collar.

Not sure if this is hate, sadness or sheer depression.





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Old 05-13-2009, 11:04 PM
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Glad the neauter went well. Poor little pupper! He'll be back to normal soon with no hormones to pester him constantly.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:20 PM
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Aww, poor dude.

So he was marking, huh? I wonder why?
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:30 PM
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Nard has discovered marking. I keep threatening him with this. Maybe I should show him these pictures....
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:30 PM
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Ugh I think that e-collar pics are soooo cute lol.

Finny Finn you'll be fine! Hugs
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:45 PM
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Nard has discovered marking. I keep threatening him with this. Maybe I should show him these pictures....
I wonder what makes them mark in the house. . .even though they are house trained?

This interests me.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:25 AM
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Poor Finn... he can sure pull off that sad look well, lol. Glad the neuter went well!
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:06 AM
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I wonder what makes them mark in the house. . .even though they are house trained?

This interests me.
Strider is trained to not mark under a roof, but it was a behavior that we had to train separately from potty training.

For him what worked was taking his solid "leave it" and applying it to when he would sidle up to something getting ready to lift his leg. I tied his leash to my waist and pretty much micromanaged when he was allowed to pee for a week, with a few reminders after that and he understood. He's not allowed to mark inside roofed structures. We can take him off leash in the outdoor covered soccer arena at the college and he won't mark because he understands we don't want him to.

It is a different behavior than just eliminating though. It seems like there are boy dogs who don't generalize potty training to include marking, or other dogs who don't include submissive piddling in their potty training vocabulary and those have to be handled separately on a training level.

Glad to hear his surgery went well!
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:47 AM
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Bandit is taking his neuter extremely hard. He offers Fin his empathy.
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oh woe! apparently finn is just way more manly than puppy steve, who is the humpee around here. mushroom is the one who needs to be neutered (again) from that perspective. argh!
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