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Today, I am going to tell you several questions about dog’s spraying🚽
Dogs are animals that originally acted in packs like wolves, and packs have their own areas of activity.
This act of claiming one's brass area by leaving a smell through urine is called 'marking' 📌
This marking allows other dogs to know the size, sex, age, and temperament of the dog that left the smell. In this way, the dog (male) achieves the same effect as scattering his business cards through marking.
Q.1 . Why do dogs lift one paw to pee? 🦶
When most males pee, they pose with one foot on their hind legs towards a vertical object, such as a power pole. This is to match the height of the nose of other dogs👃 to leave the smell of their own urine.
At this time, if they pee in a lower place, the other dog can erase their smell, so they raise the hind legs and pee in a higher place.
If they pee as high as possible, they can give other dogs information that they are bigger.
It is said that some dogs pee with their legs raised as if they do a handstand
Also, in a pack of wolves, the ancestors of dogs, only the chief pees with one leg raised, while the rest of the wolves squat to pee.
Males also squat like females when they are young, but when they start to secrete hormones during growth,
Gradually, males will urinate with thir legs raised due to awareness of the active area.
However, this is not absolute, and there are exceptions where males and females are not all divided in this way.
(Females that pee with their legs raised, or males that squat to pee when they are older)
Q2. Why do you pee while peeing? 💦
If the smell disappears by other dogs, or if you mark the area higher for stronger marking,
The reason why the dog continues to pee while walking has a strong meaning of expanding that area.
Although urination and marking are behaviorally different activities, marking is often combined with urination during most walks.
The reason why dogs urinate more often than squiggles is that the meaning of marking is stronger.
Usually, the amount of urine when marking is small, and dogs collect urine in their bladder for marking, which is said to be enough to mark 80 times an hour.
However, these days, it is difficult to urinate during outdoor walks or because most menstrual phenomena are resolved at home.
Zoning intentions are also getting weaker, and the number of territorial dogs on walks is also decreasing!
Q3. Marking (region marking), can't it be stopped? 🚫
As I said before, the stronger the intention to mark the territory and the higher one's rank is, the more frequent the marking is.
This behavior is not limited to males, and females thay are in estrus or have strong territorial intentions can also do this.
Among dogs living with humans, dogs that think they have a high rank,
There is a possibility of marking the interior as a part of the area, or marking unfamiliar objects such as newly imported furniture and objects of unfamiliar guests.
In addition, in the case of a highly dependent dog, if the owner shows embarrassment or excessively sensitive behavior by marking,
Dogs may mistake their owner for attention by urinating and may mark them for the purpose of attracting attention.
Therefore, in order to prevent marking, it is necessary to first train to build a trusting relationship between the owner and the dog.
It's important to be persistent in teaching the owner to be in a higher position than the dog by repeating the command-and-obey training.😌😌
Do not allow your dog to stop for marking anywhere at will, not only indoors but also during walks.
You should gradually make changes to your dog's lifestyle and behavior, such as guiding them with a lead leash.
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