If you have a male dog, there may be times you see it relieve itself by lifting its leg while other times it may just “squat like a girl.” You may wonder why dogs have certain habits and behaviors while others do not. If it appears to be a concern for you, never be afraid to contact your local Rockford-area veterinarian as listed below or one closest to your home with any questions you may have.
The truth of the matter is that not only males but females also lift their legs at times, although it is more common in males. It is not necessary for an animal to lift its leg in order to urinate. There is the theory behind the behavior with complex circumstances. Some believe it is another way to communicate with other dogs.
It is widespread knowledge to most that dog’s mark their territory by urinating. Other dogs have sensitive smelling senses that detect the powerful chemicals produced through other animal urination. Lifting the leg, female or male, allows the dog to spray further and higher, which is closer to a dog’s nose level. The urine is better distributed throughout the air. When dogs sniff where others have been or may even urinate in the same spot, we refer it to reading the mail of others or maybe the bulletin board. It is just a way they communicate.
Dog behaviorists believe that the higher a dog can urinate, the more impressive it is to other animals. A dog will do so more frequently on many choice areas as a way to possibly claim territory and dominance. The problem is that when dogs lift their legs outside, it can also create a problem within the home. Even the best trained dog can have an occasional accident indoors. It can sometimes be due to being left alone for too long, being nervous or because of a medical issue. If the accidents are on a more regular basis, this is an issue to be addressed by your veterinarian and possibly an animal behaviorist.
Everything our dogs do is a way to communicate with us and others. When you see your pet lifting its leg, just wonder what message is being sent and to whom.
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