[/QUOTE]Originally posted by LadysMom@Oct 29 2004, 11:37 AM
As I say, many owners of male Maltese have to use belly bands:
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by LadysMom@Nov 1 2004, 12:48 PM
Does your Grandmother have a dog herself? If he smelled the other dog, that may have prompted him to mark. That is a perfect example of when a belly band would come in handy since I'm sure Toby isn't a very welcome guest if he marks all over!
It is male dog behavior and unfortunately neutering may or may not prevent it. Just like a neutered male dog around a female in heat will act just like an unneutered male dog, try to mount the female, etc.
Marking seems to be a big problem with male Maltese. Just about everyone I know who got a male seems to have a problem with some degree of marking. My neighbors got rid of their first Maltese at age 1&1/2 for that reason, then went out and got another male puppy! They just had him neutered a few days ago at only 4 months, hoping that will prevent it. I hope it does for the puppy's sake, but there is no guarentee. I am still trying to figure out why they didn't get a female.......
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by Gizmosmom@Nov 3 2004, 01:31 PM
Well tomorrow's the day. Gizmo is being "snipped". So why do I feel so guilty. I don't want my baby to have any pain or anything and he hates being away from his mommy (he particularly hates the vet). *sigh*