Urinating Fox Terrier

Posted by Christine-Gibb
Feb 9, 2008
I have a beautiful German Shepherd x Labrador 4 year old. In the last 6 months my daughter has got a Fox Terrier which spends nights and weekends at their place but he spends weekdays with my dog while they are working ( they get on very well )and this has worked out quite well for the last 3 weeks. Yesterday when I got home everything was fine and then this little dog decided that he would pee in different areas of my home including on my bed after I had to remake it because of games through the day. I don't think he liked being told to get off. Any ideas on how to stop this from happening again?
Posted by Todd
Feb 10, 2008
Hi there and thank you for your question.

Is he a boy? If so i think now may be a great time to get him neutered as this will help with this and many other potential problems.

It seems like he is doing it to mark his territory. The aim of correcting this is to reprimand him and let him know it is not his territory. This requires catching him in the act.
Follow him around when he starts to mess. Growl very loudly at him with a GRRRRRR or AHHHHHHHHHHH and make a sudden movement towards him. If possible take him immediately to the garage or another place to give him time out. A water pistol may be a great idea here too.

It is important to use a good odour neutraliser like SOX to make sure he cant smell what he has done and keep doing it there. Make sure you clean the spot thoroughly before you use the deodouriser though.

If he is doing it because of nervousness a product called DAP will be a great help ask your vet about it.

I also think you should get him checked out by a vet to make sure he doesn't have an underlying bladder infection and needs to pee more.

Good luck and please let me know how things go.

Todd Field
Posted by Christine-Gibb
Feb 11, 2008
Thanks for that. He is due to be neutered in 2 weeks so will have everything checked out then. I think some of his problem is a bit of nervousness as he done his business after I had told him off. Either that or total defiance on his part. I only had one marking yesterday so have neutralised it so we will see how we get on today. Catching him in the act is what I need to do but easier said than done. I do need to get on top of this as it is making the German Shepherd x Lab a bit on edge more so when I growl at the terrior. Will get back to you after the wee man has been neutered. Thanks again