A few days ago I saw Oskar, my puppy, lifting his leg to pee a stair for the first time, and he was not even 2 ˝ months old. Also saw him peeing on his pee pad trying to lift his leg. At the end he was not able to, but he tried!
What does that mean?
It means he has a dominant personality? (He also tries to hump a male litter mate every time we meet)
It is normal?
I must mention that I’m staying at my boyfriend’s house and He has a German shepherd dog. Maybe because there is another dog in the house my puppy is trying to mark
. Also I must say that the older dog does not mark inside the house.
I was thinking about neuter him at 6mo old…but if he is already marking, does that mean I have less chances to eliminate the behavior? I already know that the behavior can be shown even if a dog is neutered. But also I read that dogs neutered at 6mo old have less chances to EVER show marking behavior. What concerns me is that in such early age he is already showing the behavior.
I was thinking to neuter him because I do not want to breed him (I think he may not be pure breed and he doesn’t have pedigree or similar papers, and I am not willing to be a backyard breeder or anything like that) and for the other benefits it may have, but majorly for the marking thing. But if I was not sure, now I have even more doubts.
Thank you in advance for your opinions and help
PD: excuse my bad English, it is not my first language.