How can i stop my male pug from marking in my house?

Share with your friends...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on StumbleUponShare on TumblrEmail this to someone

Sheena F: How can i stop my male pug from marking his territory in my house?
We just got a female fun a couple months back and ever since than my male pug has been peeing everywhere it seems. Specially on my bed. I figure its because we got a new puppy but will it ever stop n how can i prevent it??
ohh and he is potty trained

pug pee photo

Photo Credit: wotthe7734/Flickr

i'm not getting him neutered. that is not an option. i breed him.
We already have another male dog n he never did it when we got him just wen we got the female!
the male does like the female. they play all the time. i think i will go find that doggy wrap n keep him in a crate wen i cant supervise him. Thanks
A belly band is like a diaper right?? So i put it on wen i leave or what??

Answers and Views:

Answer by meg b

Sorry to say this, but I have heard this more times than I can count from people who refuse to neuter. He is doing this becuase of the hormones that were stirred up when you brought the female in. He is not doing it because he just needs to pee and has forgotten his training, he is doing it because his instincts have taken over. This is what uncut male dogs do when they are not neutered and are exposed to females.

A belly band will stop him from getting his urine on your stuff, but will not do anything to stop from marking, it will just catch the urine, like underpants that go across his penis, some have a place to put a pad, but they do start to smell and the skin can get irritated having that urine setting right up against it for any amount of time. I had a male who learned to get them off in no time, then they are worthless.

If you refuse to neuter him for whatever reason, you may just have to take away some of his privilages, like freedom to run the house. This is NOT a problem you will be able to break him of, no matter what you do. If you leave him unattended, he is going to mark, his hormones tell him to do it even though he knows the rules of potty training. Only let him have run of the house when you can be right there with him-and I mean right there! It only takes a second for him to lift his leg and mark, you will have to babysit him to make sure you can stop him every time he lifts that leg. But he will probably always try to get away with it when you are not looking, that's what uncut males do, and that's one of the many problems that you have to accept if you are breeding. No one said it was easy to be a "Breeder", it's not always as easy as "buy girl dog, buy boy dog, get puppies".

Answer by Stephanie

My male pug is neutered, potty trained and still marks all over the house. He will come in the house and mark the furniture right after he has gone out to pee several times. The only thing that prevents the marking in the house is the belly band that catches his pee. I agree that the belly band doesn't seem like the healthiest option for all day use, but does save hours of work cleaning up pet urine off the carpet and furniture while your pet is roaming around indoors.

Read all the answers in the comments.

What do you think?

Share with your friends...Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on StumbleUponShare on TumblrEmail this to someone


  1. tanya says

    i have 2 pugs one female and one male he is all the time peeing on everything i benn tring to mate them so i can fix him...... thankgod i have a fenece in backyard but he pees all over the pourch i need help??????

  2. AShea says

    I have the same problem with my pug. This is a common "pug thing". I use the wrap on my pug whenever I'm gone a while.
    I am expecting my first child in a month, and unfortunately I expect to use the wrap pretty much all the time (unless he is sleeping). By marking, he is marking his place. He may feel threatened by the new pup.
    If you decide to buy one, make sure you buy 2 so you can use one and wash the other... don't put it in the dryer. Hope this helps. Good Luck!

  3. iluvtorofl says

    Neutering won't help at this stage. You can do it, but it will be a waste of money.
    Belly bands are wonderful. They are a 4inch wide band of fabric that a sanitary napkin fits into. If the dog lifts his leg, it goes into the pad. I think they are one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind.
    In the future, if you have a male that you know you don't want to breed, you can completely prevent marking by neutering before 6mo.

  4. H.O.T. Dog says

    Give him a larger territory...
    Like the yard
    Take him outside, on a leash, walk him around the perimeter of the property three times... let him mark it all if he wants to.

    If you have no yard then improvise... like the block or the park across the road... take bags along to pick up after him.

    The puppy stays home for right now. You are giving this one a larger territory kiddo. And praise him when he marks along the way so he knows what it is all about.

    Good Luck
    H.O.T. Dog
    Handler Owner Trainer of GSD's
    Member U.S.A & A.W.D.F

  5. CAT says

    They make a thing called belly bands you can get them on ebay they can be washed !! They are around 7.00 for one get a few so you have one when washing another

  6. the liberal patriot says

    If he is not neutered, he will mark his territory. That is natural. There is nothing you can do. It will never stop. It will lessen if he has no access to females but to do that to an un-neutered male dog is cruel and unhealthy.

  7. silkysmooth1126 says

    Get his a doggie diaper/wrap for males or get him neutered before it becomes a habit.

    There really is not anything you can do.

    Be responsible, spay/neuter your pets.

    We do not need more puppies in this world

  8. melissa k says

    If he isn't neutered, that could help.

    How does he get along with the pup? If his nose is out of joint and doesn't seem to like her, you need to work on their relationship. Once that is better he shouldn't mark. There are a number of books available regarding multianimal households (Peacable Kingdom and Feeling Outnumbered? are the first that come to mind), or consult with a trainer.

    If he does like her, make sure that you supervise the boy constantly. Stop him if you see he is about to mark somewhere. If you can't watch him, put him in a crate to prevent marking.

    You can also use a doggie wrap or belly band to prevent marking. Lots of pet suppliers sell them online, and some pet stores sell them.

  9. iluvjdeere says

    Use a belly band. My little yorkie is neutered and he still marks his territory. ALL day. I use belly bands.

  10. torbaynewfs says

    I guess you are SOL. Neutering or a house that smell like dog wee......pretty clear choice for most of us!!!!!!!!

  11. takepaws49203 says

    Have him neutered, if he isn't. Not only will it stop this and many other behavior problems, it will eliminate the high risk of testicular cancer in older dogs as he ages.

    If he's fixed already, contain him when you can't supervise him constantly and when you can, correct him as soon as he lifts his leg with a stern, "NO!" and take him outside where you want him to go. Praise him when he does what he should.

  12. puplovetft says

    I would definitely have him neutered (and the female spayed as soon as your vet recommends) but you will also have to spend time re-training him.

    Take away all house freedom and put him through a housebreaking review.

    "The Five Things You Must do to Housebreak Any Dog In A Hurry
    Every professional dog trainer knows that there are five keys to succesfully housebreaking your dog. Ignore any of these five keys and you'll be dooming yourself to many extra months of housebreaking misery.
    1.) Correct the dog any time he has an accident in the house if you catch him in the act. Keep him confined to either a crate, or a dog run outside when you can't supervise him.

    2.) Praise the dog anytime he eliminates outside.

    3.) Establish a specific spot, and a command you repeat (such as "Get busy!") while you're waiting for him to eliminate outside.

    4.) Set up a rigorous feeding and watering schedule, and take him out immediately after he does both.

    5.) Use an odor neutralizer, such as a product called "Nature's Miracle" (you can buy this at your local pet store, or through a mail order catalog.) You'll need to make sure that whatever product you're using is an enzymatic cleaner, meaning that it actually 'breaks down' the urine or fecal mater on a microscopic level, rather than just masking the scent."

  13. nora22000 says

    Send him to a kennel for a week. Then start his puppy training all over again as if you never saw him before.

    He'll get the point real fast.

  14. Rachel says

    Is he neutered? If not - you might have to resort to that.

    If he is - then you may have to go back and start the house training all over again. Crate time - supervised house play time, consistent walking schedule, etc etc.

    And if it is a territorial issue - then perhaps time will help him understand how to share the house. Until them, treat and train him like the puppy he is acting like.

  15. tony l says

    Perhaps learning how to care for your dogs would help?
    Late Entry : you know NOTHING about dogs and still "breed" them????? :))
    You have an aggressive dominant dog....and you wanna breed him??? :))
    Jesus Christ, spend less time on being cute and read anything on dog behavior.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *