Why Dogs Mark Territory and How To Stop It

Urine marking conveys information to other dogs about territory, social status, etc.


Hormones cause unneutered/unspayed dogs to mark more frequently.

Intact Males & Females

 Marking can arise with moves, new people, pets, furniture to claim space.

New Changes  

Some dogs mark over the urine of companion dogs.

 Companion Signaling

 Dogs may mark when stressed or anxious to self-soothe.

Anxiety Relief  

Use baby gates to restrict access to favorite marking spots.

Block Access

Eliminate urine odors with enzyme cleaners so dogs aren’t drawn back.

Clean Thoroughly 

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