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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Australian Shepherd Peeing (Marking) The Couch And Bed

by Gerald
(Santa Monica)

Flora loves her kitty

Flora loves her kitty

Our 7-year-old Australian Shepherd, Flora, is a great dog, friendly to all, protective, comes when she is called. She is fixed and is a super alpha female, still dominates the toys, pillows, my wife's leg.

Just one behavior problem though and I am not sure how to stop it. She pees on the couch, bed, any rug, or any clothing item left on the floor.

It's not a bathroom issue, she does not go in the house and lets us know when she wants out. It is some sort of marking behavior. The couch has scat mats (which she tests and if they are off it is open season).

It is not every day, she may go weeks without doing it. She is our second Aussie and the other one never did this.

If anyone has any insight I would appreciate it. Other than that she is a very good girl.

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by: Adina

I think it's for the cat pheromones.

by: Anonymous

Hi there! I’d like the second the cat smells, even female cats mark—not to mention if you happen to have a male, and yes they still rub their scent glands on everything even when they’re neutered. Our Mini Schnauzer female started marking furniture after we got our cat and we had to get an enzymatic spray and diffuser and treat the furniture regularly till she adjusted.

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