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Old 09-07-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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Does your dog feel the need to pee on every vertical structure in the neighborhood?

As I go walking, every lamp post, bush, mail box, telephone box and cable TV box is going to get the leg raise.

Is this a 'boy' thing? OR, an all type of dog thing?

Thank goodness that it doesn't happen in the house.
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Old 09-07-2008, 02:47 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Katie still feels she needs to potty on her papers inside.
Boy thing no Dominace yes..seen girls do it to!
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Old 09-07-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: USA
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Is your dog neutered? That should help reduce the territorial thing. We had our dog neutered at a fairly young age, five months IIRC, and he doesn't do that.
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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He is a 2 year old. We got him as a 1 year old rescue. He was neutered about 2 months prior to coming home with us.

I cannot imagine how he was prior to neutering. Maybe he was neutered too late?
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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What he's doing is "marking", a way of communicating with the other dogs who've passed by or have yet to pass by who he is, not so much as urinating as releasing pheromones.

Cleo, yes a female, as she's alpha does the same thing when given the chance. If I say ENOUGH!, she stops and continues walking. Get much worse when there's a female in heat somewhere in the neighborhood
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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I fostered a male who liked to provide a small spurt to every vertical structure. I've had other males who didn't do this at all.
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:03 PM
 
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OMG, this is funny! My pup - at almost 13 years old - still feels the need to "visit" every vertical structure, too! He was neutered at a young age, so gawd only knows what would've happened if he hadn't been.

It's cute how he tries to mark something that's much higher than he is! He makes it happen, though!

Like my friend said, walks with dogs are done only so they can read the "pee news." ~
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Noodle TRIES to pee on every vertical (and leaning) structure, tree, tallish weed....but he runs out of ammunition fairly quickly. Then follows a period where his leg is raised and he's practically on his tippy toes with the effort to squeeze out one more drop. After that, he's just squirting air....the leg is up, there is a look on his face that shows, "I hope no one can tell I'm not really producing" and nothing is happening.

Cookie, my little dominant girl, will pee maybe four times total...and it's gotta be a longish walk to achieve that.
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:33 PM
 
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Folks--the only reason Kirby goes for walks is to pee and sniff and scratch the ground to spread his news around. I mean--what are walks for anyway?
Exercise and scenery don't do it for him apparently---the nose knows--who's been there and who needs to be shown just who this turf belongs to--my ten minute spin around the block can take 25 minutes!
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Yeah mine does too, but he also has to pee where ever the female ones pee too.
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