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Nelson is 7mths now and he still squats when he pees. its not really a problem for me but everyone laughs at him when he does a wee and i'm just looking out for him and need ways to defend his squatting :)

I have been told by some people that if the doesn't have another male dog around him he might not ever know to lift his leg. and i've been told by others that its instinct that once he grows older he will do it in his own time. and then others have said that when he pees, i have to lift his leg up for him to show him. i can't see how thats gonna work coz that would just distract him and he'd be like "let go mum, i'm trying to pee!!"

also nelson doesn't pee AT ALL when we go on walks. he stops and smells alot of poles and grass patches where other dogs have peed but he doesn't pee at all himself. is that normal? my parents dog (a chow chow) used to pee at every pole and bush wen we took him for walks.

oh yea and when we go for walks how long should i let nelson smell other dogs pee for? he normally stops for a smell and its really hard to pull him away from the patch that hes smelling. so i think maybe i should let him smell it for a while? i really don't know. stupid question i know but i just want to bring him up right.
 

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Our Messiah is almost a year and a half and he still squats to pee. I wouldn't worry about it. I'm glad he still does, actually, since we have two males. He hasn't started testing Mosley yet.

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Mine did!!! He was totally house trained and when he started lifting his leg at about 14 months, he started peeing in the house again. This is really bad, but one time he actually lifted his leg on my 2 year old son!!! It took about a month, but he learned not to lift his leg in the house. I think what actually started him doing it was we had a female in heat in the house and it seemed everywhere he smelled her, he had to mark it. So...if yours never learns to lift his leg, think of it as a good thing!
 

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Funny, Boomer is 11 months and still squats, and also never pees outside, one time pooped, and I praised him. He also smells other spots I guess and smells them real good and I have to pull hard to get his attention away from it. He's also a very calm dog though... when we walk along the sidewalk of peoples backyards, other dogs come running and barking at the gate, and he just looks at them and keeps walking, sometimes pauses to sniff them.

I guess he has a little of my attitude.... he doesnt care, lazy, and hard headed haha.
 

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oh my, if you start lifting his leg for him, please god video tape it cause i want pictures! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
some studies have shown that leg lifting is a learned behaviour, others say that the more dominant a dog the sooner he will lift his leg. either way sooner or later nelson will lift his leg. and, as much as i would really like to see video of you doing it for him, let him take his time, cause there are also studies that show squatting is better for a young dog.
come to think of it i'll bet there is a study for just about everything :roll:
 
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