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Why Do Male Dogs Lift Their Legs To Pee?

Why Do Male Dogs Lift Their Legs To Pee?

Dogs, much like their wolf ancestors, are territorial animals. They use various methods to show others who might intrude on their domain who is the boss. Scent marking with urine is one of those ways. Around six to twelve months of age, male dogs experience a hormonal spike and will start to lift one of their hind legs to urinate. This scent marking is a bit different from normal urination, in that the dog will actively seek out an object, such as a tree or the corner of a house or even a car tire, then purposefully sniff it before…
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