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#1 soontob6

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

by desexing a male puppy at 6 months, is that definitely stopping him from ever cocking his leg?  We want an inside dog but I'm worried if we end up getting a male, what if we can't prevent him from evuntually cocking his leg?

#2 GamerMum

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

My male was desexed very young by the RSPCA, and he still c**ks his leg occasionally. It's a natural thing for a dog to do. Why do you want him to not do it?

#3 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:37 PM

My dog was cocking his leg when I got him desexed, Mum's dog was still squatting when he was desexed and continued squatting until he died 12 years later.

So I think it does have an effect on them.

ETA: I think I read your post wrong, are you concerned about him 'marking his terriorty'?

Edited by Bwok~Bwok, 21 November 2012 - 05:39 PM.


#4 la di dah

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

My males always cocked their leg to pee. Didn't mean they peed inside. Are you concerned about the literal cocking itself (I can't imagine, but I guess someone might be...) or p*ssing in the house? They don't do that automatically as like a male thing. Even undesexed ones don't.

#5 Flaxen

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

Do you think he would do it inside? That certainly doent stop them.
Our pup was desexed at 4mths, and he is now 4 years and is just starting to c*ck his leg now, much to DH relief.  
We had got him at 9 weeks old, and he was house trained in 2 weeks, only one accident ever since.


Edited by Flaxen, 21 November 2012 - 05:43 PM.


#6 Unatheowl

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE (soontob6 @ 21/11/2012, 06:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
by desexing a male puppy at 6 months, is that definitely stopping him from ever cocking his leg?  We want an inside dog but I'm worried if we end up getting a male, what if we can't prevent him from evuntually cocking his leg?


No.  It won't stop him.  Why would you want that?

#7 beaglebaby

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

Some females even learn to lift their leg to pee!  If you desex a male dog early you may reduce his drive to mark every single lamp pole and stone along the walk by peeing on it!

#8 Le-a

Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:52 PM

I'm a bit confused. Do you mean you just want him to be house trained (and not wee inside) or do you not want him to lift his leg when he wees at all?

Both my boy dogs were desexed at a young age (one at about two months, I think) and ne at about four months (he was from a pound and in a terrible condition so was hard to guess his age). Both eventually learned to c*ck a leg, although both still sometimes wee like girls. Both are completely toilet trained, despite the leg cocking and have never scent marked inside, either.

I always thought dogs marked spots where other dogs had marked, mostly, and it this is why they tend not to do it inside? I could be totally off track?  



#9 Three Of Hearts

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

My cavvy was desexed around 6 months or so old.  He still c**ks his leg.  Infact he's double jointed so when he does, he lifts his leg that high up that he pee's out between his front legs!  Quite a sight to see!! roll2.gif

#10 Feral Becky

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

QUOTE (beaglebaby @ 21/11/2012, 05:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Some females even learn to lift their leg to pee!  If you desex a male dog early you may reduce his drive to mark every single lamp pole and stone along the walk by peeing on it!



Both my female dogs c*ck their leg to pee. The older one learnt it from a male dog when she was a pup and our female pup learnt it from the older female original.gif

#11 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

My fella is an inside dog and never deliberately pees inside (not on purpose anyway, he is old and a bit incontinent).  Outside is a different story, but I am not sure why you would want to stop that?  I don't love it, only having had female dogs before, but as long as he is aiming away from my leg, I have learned to live with it.

Edited by Maybelle, 21 November 2012 - 06:13 PM.


#12 HurryUpAlready

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

I had my schnauzer desexed at 6 months (or maybe just prior, actually) and he still pees on every post / tree / shrub / fence (you get the drift) that he walks past.

He has never cocked his leg inside though.  As long as your dog is toilet trained, it will learn not to pee inside.

#13 soontob6

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

sorry, I should have been more specific. I'm looking at getting a Cavalier King Charles Spainel as an inside dog. We chose a little girl even before the litter was born and the mum ended up having 7 boys and 1 girl. That was 3 weeks ago but sadly the owner told me the little girl as been diagnosed with spina bifita. We are very devestated here and the owner asked me if I would be interested in one of her boys but I'm concerned about peeing on my couch etc.  As you can see I've never had a male inside dog before wink.gif

Edited by soontob6, 21 November 2012 - 07:14 PM.


#14 bertbub

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:23 PM

My male dog was desexed at 6 months and is a rampant leg cocker for marking on walks. In the bcakyard its a mix of leg cocking and squatting. He has only ever marked inside a house once, embarrassingly my MIL house  ohmy.gif , and it was because my BIL entire male dog had peed there previously. My dog could smell it. Since then, we have always deoderised that area on arrival and there hasnt been a repeat incident  original.gif

#15 VioletRose

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

Soontobe6 you can train a male dog to do his business outside same as you can a female.
Enjoy your new puppy and check out the crate training link at the top of the pets section. Crate training makes toilet training a breeze.

#16 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:52 PM

Not going to be a problem for an indoor dog, if you house train. Also desex as early as you can, it helps with the hormones.

I'd recommend you invest in crate training your dog, which will speed up the whole toilet training thing (really young dogs may have immature bladders, meaning they can't hang on over night).



#17 la di dah

Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:36 PM

QUOTE (soontob6 @ 21/11/2012, 08:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
sorry, I should have been more specific. I'm looking at getting a Cavalier King Charles Spainel as an inside dog. We chose a little girl even before the litter was born and the mum ended up having 7 boys and 1 girl. That was 3 weeks ago but sadly the owner told me the little girl as been diagnosed with spina bifita. We are very devestated here and the owner asked me if I would be interested in one of her boys but I'm concerned about peeing on my couch etc.  As you can see I've never had a male inside dog before wink.gif


My male dogs were better at holding it than my female was, though she never lifted her leg. That's not specifically gender-based.

A male can be a good inside dog as much as a female, a lot of it is just training and some of it is personality of the individual dog. original.gif

#18 Three Of Hearts

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:57 AM

My cavvy has had a few accidents inside (generally our fault, not his) and he doesn't c*ck his leg, he squats.

Take him outside though and it's a completely different story.

#19 FiveAus

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

Both my boys (one desexed, one not) c*ck their legs, so does my desexed girl. None piddle in the house though.
Boys are still boys and still do boy things, even when they're desexed. Desexing them just takes away their ability to make babies, it doesn't take away anything else.

I used to only want girl dogs, until my husband talked me into getting a boy and he was gorgeous. Now I have 2 boys and 3 girls, and while I think the girls are great.....they are intelligent, switched on, ready for anything.......the boys make my heart melt. They are big love bugs......sweet, kind of dumb (nowhere near the brains of the girls), and completely lovable.

#20 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:22 AM

The only time my dog pee'd inside was when there was an intruder aka mouse! But he'd pee where the mouse was hiding out all the time (behind the bookcase) - that's how I always knew if I had a mouse in the house.



QUOTE
My cavvy was desexed around 6 months or so old. He still c**ks his leg. Infact he's double jointed so when he does, he lifts his leg that high up that he pee's out between his front legs! Quite a sight to see!!


Talking of wonky wee's original.gif

My girl, when we are out walking, very rarely wee's in public (she's such a girl) but on 3 different occassions, she'll walk up to a tree, sniff, do a hand stand with her back legs on the tree and wee. I'm thinking a big dog.  blink.gif she's such a weirdo biggrin.gif

#21 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:22 AM

Bandit has started cocking his leg and peeing on our bed!! He is fine other than that 1 place!!

Any suggestions to stop it??

#22 leJadie

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:27 AM

I didn't get my male desexed until he was 1 and a half. He sometimes squats and sometimes he will c*ck.

I agree with the crate training if you are concerned about him weeing everywhere. My male is much worse for peeing on inappropriate things than my female is though.

#23 Oriental lily

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

My boy was desexed at six months and always c**ks his leg.

Luckily rarely inside.

However I have caught him sneakily doing it on a cold winters night when he didint want to go outside!

Cheeky bugger.

#24 Oriental lily

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

Also add that my girl is a protester pee'er.

If something happens during the day to upset her( missed out on a walk, got told of ect) she will jump on my dd's bed and pee on it. She has ruined an expensive mattress doing that mad.gif .

Or she will chew up a pair of shoes to 'punish us'  in the last six months she has ruined about 400 dollars worth of shoes!

My dogs are the same breed from the same breeder and share the same father but my boy is FAR easier to own than my girl.

He is a laid back, cruisy, happy go lucky fella. Totally easy to own.

My girl over analyzes everything. Carries grudges and issues.
Gets easily insulted and worries about things . She also is terrified of thunderstorms and fireworks.

Looking back at my own personal history of owning dogs the girls were all harder to own.

I agree I do think they tend to be real intelligent and 'thinkers'.

Which is not always a good thing!

I think boys are more smoochier and cuddlier.

Personally I will now only get boy dogs in the future.

Get them desexed early and they are fantastic.

#25 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

Oriental lily - I agree with everything you said about the male/female. I also find girls dirtier as well. Don't get me wrong, I love my girl, but I prefer males over females.






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