Wow you sound cranky.
I don't abide misinformation, but it doesn't usually make me cranky unless it's being foisted on me by a particularly obdurate individual.
You dog is not peeing in the house because he is intact, it's because he hasn't been successfully housebroken. I would urge you to check with a dog trainer because that behaviour can be changed but simply neutering him is not the answer.
He was successfully housebroken and with the onset of puberty began to urine mark. Castrating him won't eliminate this but it sure will make it easier, and any competent dog trainer will tell you that urine marking is a tough behavior to train against.
I will deal with it through both training and castration.
As someone mentioned earlier, you have expressed your desire to maintain your dogs testicles in multiple pages....I remember reading a few of them some time ago.....I couldn't continue to read all the excuses because, well because.
No, I joked about my dog being "attached" to his balls (and he, quite literally, is) and spent time refuting the nonsensical reasons people give to advocate castration.
But I still believe your desire to keep him intact has more to do with emotion than practical matters.
I, in turn, believe the "practical matters" you can come up with are largely based on apocryphal information but go ahead and ascribe it to emotion, I don't really want to get into it on this thread (if you want to argue go to the thread and pick a bone with something there).
If I am parroting what a lot of other folks have said, so it goes. There is a reason certain behaviour becomes a stereotype, it's because it happens over and over and over.
Actually I'm talking about the notion that prostate cancer is less likely in castrated dogs. That's a stereotype that exists because of a lack of skepticism on the part of people who parrot the misinformation and not because it "happens over and over".
Also your reasons for neutering your animal now seem punitive. You can't bargain with a dog because he doesn't understand the stakes.
If I seem cranky to you it might be because you are taking a silly joke seriously and being awful matronizing about it.
Of course I know that my dog is not able to enter verbal contracts and the balls as punishment is an inside joke between my girlfriend and I and not something we expect Harry to understand.
It's a little like expecting the dog to not eat your socks or rocks or anything else that resulted in a surgery because the dog "learned his lesson". Rule of thumb, you need to understand dog behaviour because dogs ain't kids you can reason with. And they ain't furry people. I love my dogs and enjoy the crap out of them, but I don't expect them to train theirselves. They are dogs!!!!
Sigh... thanks for sharing. I now know that my dog is not human.
Now can I get back to joking about my dog's behavior without your "advice"?