Male Dogs Started Peeing Inside When New Female Arrived

I have two male dogs and they are house trained. A week ago I got a female dog. Now my boys are peeing in my house. Why?


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June 15, 20170 found this helpful
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Well, since it started after you introduced the female dog it seems this is the cause and so you can rule out any health related problem.
You do not give the ages of the male dogs or the new female dog and sometimes even this difference can affect the behavior of the dogs and make them feel their territory is being threatened.
I assume the two male dogs have been spayed(?) but has the female been neutered? If not, this is another trigger to upset your males (even spayed males). Is the new dog a "cutie" and is getting most of the attention the males usually get? Could be another trigger. Has the male dog's time outside been adjusted or changed? Another trigger.


I think you can see there are probably things/changes that have happened that could set them off and cause them to do things they have not been doing.
I believe one of the first things a trainer will say is "Do not scold or punish the dogs" and second would be to try and return the household schedule back to the way it was before and make changes gradually. They do also recommend keeping the dogs apart for several days (when possible).
Thoroughly cleaning the urine affected area is of tremendous importance as the dogs "smell" is better than ours will ever be. A quote from a trainer: "Scent elimination. It is important to remove the scent of previous urine marks with a good enzymatic cleaner. Camouflaging the odor with another scent is not effective. An enzymatic cleaner can help neutralize the scent to prevent recurrences of the behavior."

Here is a link to an excellent article on this subject.

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June 12, 20170 found this helpful

The new schedule has thrown them off. They are now marking their territory because a new dog is in the house. You have to use Nature's Miracle to get rid of the scent. Take them for frequent walks and try to separate them

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