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duncans_ma
7th September 2006, 08:53 PM
Not that I am complaining, but Duncan is about 17 months now and still isn't lifting hi leg to go to the bathroom. He is around a lot of other dogs so I was sure he would 'learn' how to eventually but he is still doing is rather amusing - spread all 4 legs as wide as possible, put rutter (tail) straight up in air for balance and wee - stance.

Am I am just this lucky? Or do I have leg lifting in my future?

sannie
7th September 2006, 08:55 PM
can't tell you if that will change, my sister has a four year old golden retriever and he still doesn't lift his leg. Has it something to do with being neutered at a very young age?....can't remember - i wonder, do you view it as a good thing or bad thing??

duncans_ma
7th September 2006, 09:02 PM
I feel lucky and my tomato garden feels even more so I would imagine. It just occured to me to ask - I wondered if this was common in male cavaliers.

WoodHaven
7th September 2006, 09:14 PM
Not that I am complaining, but Duncan is about 17 months now and still isn't lifting hi leg to go to the bathroom. He is around a lot of other dogs so I was sure he would 'learn' how to eventually but he is still doing is rather amusing - spread all 4 legs as wide as possible, put rutter (tail) straight up in air for balance and wee - stance.

Am I am just this lucky? Or do I have leg lifting in my future?

Is he neutered? If yes, when-- If they are neutered before they learned to lift - they sometimes never lift their leg.

GudrunTheRed
7th September 2006, 09:29 PM
Chester is 2.5 now and he was neutered at 8 months and he has always squatted to pee.

Karlin
7th September 2006, 09:52 PM
Some seem to always squat but it isn't a cavalier trait. :)

Jaspar was neutered at about 9 months and had started lifting his leg. He still usually squats for a first long wee then does lots of leg lifting during the course of a walk. He tends to squat if he is in an open area with nothing to pee on and lift his leg if there is a wall/post/tree,etc.

Leo occasionally will kind of squat but it is more when he starts to go and almost finishes but not quite then he'll squat to finish.

Linda
7th September 2006, 10:08 PM
When Dudley is in our backyard he squats, but anywhere else he
lifts his let.
He was neutered at 5 months and he was squatting until he was about
1 year old and then boom.

I would much rather he squatted, Darby still squats but he is just a wee baby still at 5 1/2 months. Hope he never learns. :yikes :yikes :yikes :yikes

Maxxs_Mummy
8th September 2006, 04:11 AM
Both of mine have been neutered and Maxx will sometimes squat but when we are out or if something new comes into our garden, he lifts that leg :lol:

It's actually a standing joke now, we take bets on how long something in the garden will last before it gets the Maxxy treatment :lol:

Charlie squats wherever he is and has to have his belly washed every single day as he soaks himself :roll:

judy
8th September 2006, 07:53 AM
..Charlie squats wherever he is and has to have his belly washed every single day as he soaks himself :roll:


yeah--i was going to say to duncan's mom, "as long as he doesn't squirt it on his front feet and chest, consider yourself lucky." :sl*p:

zack squats/lifts his leg about 50/50 and he can squirt himself either way. It got worse after he was shaved for neutering, and then it got worse again after his summer hair cut, so i guess the long hair on the private parts helps dissipate the force. Next time i get his hair cut, i'm going to tell them to leave the pee pee hair long. That will be an interesting style at the dog park. :?

Maxxs_Mummy
8th September 2006, 11:37 AM
Next time i get his hair cut, i'm going to tell them to leave the pee pee hair long. That will be an interesting style at the dog park. :?


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I trim both my boys in this area. If I don't, I end up with pee yukk on my duvet cover :yuk: I got sick of changing it every day :roll:

misty
8th September 2006, 11:44 AM
Bradley didn't lift his leg until he was taught by the other males at Many Tears.

Because of his weak back legs, he ends up peeing on his front legs....

he's found a solution now. He makes sure his front end is round a corner, so he's at right-angles to himself :lol: :lol:

Maxxs_Mummy
8th September 2006, 11:48 AM
Oooh what a clever boy he is :lol: How are his legs doing now, Fran?

Alison_Leighfield
8th September 2006, 11:50 AM
Fran,

your Bradley is a genius! :flwr:

Alison, Wilts, U.K.

Nisha
8th September 2006, 12:42 PM
yea i was actually wondering the same thing... i guess it might be 2 soon to expect them to lift their legs but they were both neutered at 6 months and they are now 10 months old but neither of them lift their leg...is there like a certain age of when they start lifting or is it different for every dog?

merlinsmum
8th September 2006, 01:30 PM
I can't remember exactly when Merlin started to lift his leg! He thinks it a competition to see how high you can get your leg! It seems the higher the better! Only the actual results are "the hgher the wetter!" as he aims straight at his front legs!!! Nice.............(Not) icon_whistling