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Maybe someone can help me, I've gotten so many different answers already that now I'm very confused, but hopefully I can get some good advice.

I have two male rottweilers (approx. 3 yrs. old). One has been neutered, the other not. The unneutered dog sprays, and always has. We have tried crating him at night, but that only works for a limited time.

We just moved into a new house, and he hasn't done it for the first two weeks, and then he did it last night. We have white tile floor so I would have noticed immediately if he had done it previously (purposely did not carpet the basement because of his problem). I say if we neuter the dog the problem will go away, but my husband is reluctant to neuter him. I almost had him won over until we asked a vet who said it might not help because he was already an adult dog (why would a vet sway AGAINST neutering an animal?) Two dog trainers told us the same thing, then another trainer told us they wouldn't consider re-training the dog until he WAS neutered. I let the subject drop because he stopped spraying and I thought he just gave it up (very naieve, I know). So my questions are...

Why does a dog spray his scent in his own home?
What can be done to prevent this? (and if the answer is neutering give me a source so I can prove it to my husband)

I still think neutering is the best bet, personally, especially since one vet told me unneutered dogs are very susceptible to prostrate cancer.

Thank you folks!
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