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  • Kota is a year and a half old and neutured. I thought his need for marking his territory would go away without all those hormones flowing through him, but it hasn't.
    When we stop and talk to other owners and dogs on a walk, he will try (sometimes succeed) to pee on the other dogs owner. I always pull him back and tell him no but it isn't sticking in his head that it is not okay.

    Has anyone had this problem and been able to correct it?
  • Hahahahahaa

    Sorry. I am no help but one day you'll laugh about this.
  • Kira_KiraKira_Kira
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    Wish I could be of assistance, but I don't have that problem simply because my fiancé required that our Shiba be a female to completely avoid marking behavior.

    I'd say that it's time to invest in a belly band!
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  • Kobe1468Kobe1468
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    Never really heard of this. Wondering if it could be out of anxiety, or just excitement?
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  • NikkitineNikkitine
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    At least he doesn't mark YOU. I know a couple dogs that love marking their own owner's legs when another dog is around =P

    Only advice I'd have is to just watch for his body language and when he looks like he's about to, distract him with a treat.

    I'd only wish I could teach mine to mark on command when an annoying coworker comes by...
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  • RikkaRikka
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  • sunyatasunyata
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    While not about "people marking", this thread has some good advice:

    http://www.shibainuforum.org/forum/discussion/9179/indoor-marking/p1

    The best thing to do to distract him from this behaviour is to make him sit when you stop. He can not mark if he is sitting politely. :)

    You will also want to distract him as soon as he lifts his leg if he is not in an appropriate potty or marking area. Make him sit, shake, lay down, whatever... And then praise and treat when he complies.
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  • BootzBootz
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    Kira_Kira said:

    Wish I could be of assistance, but I don't have that problem simply because my fiancé required that our Shiba be a female to completely avoid marking behavior.



    Same reason I have two females!

    I agree with Sunyatas advice.
  • MoxyFruvousMoxyFruvous
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    Moxy did that once, years ago. We were inside our landlords house, talking to him and Moxy walked up and peed right on our landlords son, who was sitting on the ground, petting him. I didn't even know what to do or say. Never happened again.

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