As dog owners, we are all too aware of the occasional accidents on our rugs, cabinets or just surfaces in general. While urination while potty training your Frenchie puppy is completely normal and acceptable, marking your home when they are a bit older is not.
Marking is mostly common in maleFrenchies but females could also be guilty of this. Marking typicallybegins at puberty and for Frenchies, that’s around 6 months of age. Whenmale Frenchies begin to mature sexually, the increased testosterone canencourage marking.
Somepeople assume that the easy solution could be neutering or spaying yourFrenchie but dogs may still urine mark, regardless of being altered ornot. Which is why as with a lot of things, training goes a long way inpreventing this unwanted behavior in your French Bulldog.
Ifyou’d like to know how to stop your Frenchie dog from marking yourhouse, you are in the right place. But we should first consider why yourFrenchie might be marking.
French Bulldogs urine mark their territories for all sorts of reasons, though in some cases it could be more of a medical issue than territorial marking.
Did you know ? Urine contains a lot of chemicals that provide criticalinformation concerning a dog’s gender, age, reproductive status etc. –all which can be very important...if you’re a dog!
You should know that when your Frenchie urine marks, they are not beingvindictive or trying to get back at you. Rather, you should try tofigure out the cause of this behavior as it is unhygienic. To stopterritorial marking in French bulldogs, here are some things you can do:
- Clean up immediately to prevent repeated marking:
Once you see the urine marking, you should clean it up. By doing this, you are removing the inclination for future marking.
However, soap and water will be insufficient, you need a cleaning product that is specifically designed for urine removal and is pet friendly.
- Keep your Frenchie away from previously marked areas:
If your Frenchie has already marked a spot, chances are he/she would want to return to that same spot and do it all over again.
After cleaning the area your Frenchie marked, restrict access to it.
This could include useof baby gates or crates
Male dog Belly bands wrap around your French Bulldog's
belly and will prevent him from marking around the house.
When your Frenchie is wearing the belly band and he
urinates, the belly band will function like a diaper and
absorb the urine.
The feeling of being wet is uncomfortable for your French
Bulldog and they will naturally stop marking.
Stop a male dog from marking at a female dog's house with help from a certified dog behavioral therapist and master trainer.
- Restructure previously marked areas:
If your French bulldog keeps trying to mark a particular area, you could restructure it by placing their toys and food or treats there.
Frenchies don’t like to mark an area that they are fed or sleep at. By re directing them in this manner it sends a strong signal that the area they marked is for a different purpose.
Frenchies like and respond very well topraises and rewards.
When they go potty outside,reward them right there and then, it encourages them.
If the markings are due to an uncontrollable bladder or UTI, you should speak to your vet. In fact, it is advisable to consult with your vet immediately you notice these markings. In most cases, it is pretty easy to figure out the reason for these markings and take steps to prevent them.
It would be difficult for a dog to registerthat you are punishing him for something he did minutes or hours ago.Yelling or punishing your Frenchie only makes them scared and can worsenthe issue.
Ifyou have any further questions abour how to stop French dog markingplease contact us or leave a comment below and we will do our best toaddress your question.
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