Marking – Your Dog Has the Last Word?

We all know marking isn’t about merely emptying the bladder, it’s about ‘saying something’ and that where also has relevance.

A recent study is about countermarking – both ‘overmarking’ or’ adjacent marking’ previous scent markPeeing dog statues. It sounds a bit like our own conversations, doesn’t it!

Karen B. London, PhD in ‘The BARK’ asks ‘who is peeing and where’, following new research on urine marking by Scientists Anneke Lisberg and Charles Snowdon in “Effects of sex, social status and gonadectomy on countermarking by domestic dogs, Canis familiaris,” published in the journal Animal Behavior.

About Theo Stewart

I am a dog Behaviourist C.C.B (Certified Canine Behaviourist) INTODogs). I have helped over 3000 dog owners over eighteen years. In addition to online consultations all over the world, I cover Beds, Herts, Cambs and Bucks for home visits. A 'Victoria Stilwell' Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT) and a full member of the IMDT. Graduate ISCP, International School for Canine Practitioners. My main site:
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