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    Question Lifting the Leg!

    Hi guys, This may seem like a silly question but netherthless..I am a little curious to know when dogs begin to raise their leg when urinating/marking territory.

    Do all male dogs to this? I reason I ask is that my pup is 10 months old and doesnt do it..

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    Dont worry too much about it your pup is still young.
    When they are young, and the age does depend on breed, they squat like girls. Hell some showies with long coated breeds train them to squat all the time! Saves the coat! lol
    Does he have good smelly stuff to encouage him to cock his leg or does he just live in a one dog home?

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    Some do it...some don't do it.

    Some start at 6 months...some do it intermittently and others start at 12 months.

    Your dog might never do it

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    Desexing stopped my second boy from lifting the leg, but I waited too long with my first boy and he still lifts even after being neutered.

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    It is a learned behaviour.

    My 15 mth old entire male that has had a mating has only done it twice. Both were at dog shows.

    At home surrounded by his girls he still squats. My 4yo female lifts her leg further that he does.

    If he was in a house with mature males he would have already learnt the behaviour

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    I think Griffen was around 1 and half before he stoped squatting and even then his balance wasn't real good
    He grew up with a female dog so this could be why he took so long to learn.

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    i agree that it can be a learned behaviour.
    Which is why some female dogs do it. Lol.

    I wouldn't worry about it at all.

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    My dog Boss started doing it around 12 months old...

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    My boy squats and my girl cocks her leg, we are an unusual family!

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    My dog is one male in a house with 2 other females, and he started doing it around 6 months, slowly though would only do it one every now and again. Now days though there are wet stains on every tree and pole in the back yard. Luckily though he has never cocked his leg inside.

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