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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by sammyben, Jul 30, 2009.


  1. sammyben

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    Can I expect Sammy to start cocking his leg to pee?? He is 5 months and has showed no signs of this yet??

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  2. basi

    basi PetForums Senior

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    It took my lad until he was 10 months old to do it, though some never do.
     
  3. Nicky09

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    Max still doesn't and he's 3 some dogs just never do but Buster and Silas it was about 8 months.
     
  4. PoisonGirl

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    Dave started occasionally cocking his leg when he was 5 months, he is now 6 months and a bit, and does it most of the time.
    His brother has only just started cocking his leg though.

    I once heard that a male won't cock his leg if he sees no example? But I know that's a load of old rubbish because we don't walk with any other males.
    I think its just at what level of puberty, and the hormones tell them they need to pee higher up to make sure other dogs smell it.

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  5. scosha37

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    I think my Chi was 10 months...;)
     
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    My Labrador is 12 months and he still doesn't do it.
    My old collie cross did it at around 8 months and he definately didn't learn it from other dogs (he was dog aggressive)
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    Arnie started cocking his leg at about 6 1/2 mths but it was a blink and miss it moment as he appeared to change his mind (poss a balance thing) but started doing it properly at 8 mths, now hes got the hang of it he's trying to get it higher.
     
  8. sammyben

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    So just depends then, oh well at least I know its not just him not developing at the 'proper rate'

    Thanks everyone x
     
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    My last dog was 13 when we he went to the bridge and he never cocked his leg once, Henrick is 12 months now and has never even attempted to do it.
     
  10. dipdog

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    chesters one he does it on walks, and the odd time in the garden other times he just leans him bum forward abit and wees all down his leg, or wees like a bitch.x
     
  11. sammyben

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    lol, Sammy done that today...peed all down his leg. Walked him for an extra 5 mins to make sure it was all dried in before taking him in the house :rolleyes:
     
  12. dipdog

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    lol we always have to wash his leg hes so crazy............
     
  13. Matrix/Logan

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    Matrix is 2 and a half and still doesn't and my previous gsd was 10 when he died and never did cock his leg we always used to tease him because he looked so big and butch and yet 'peed like a baby'!! LOL
     
  14. shazalhasa

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    All dogs are different :cool:

    My oldest was 6 months when he started doing it, my middle one is now 15 months and will only cock his leg if there's something to pee against otherwise he'll squat.
     
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