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    Default Harvey's not cocking his leg high enough :(

    Hi everyone, I'm a newbie to posting on this forum (having lurked a few times! ) and have a slightly sticky problem!

    Harvey is our 2nd cavalier, but unlike his predecessor Bailey, he seems to have a problem with direction when he pees and as a result his side feathers are getting quite sticky and a little smelly!

    Has anyone encountered this problem with their boys and if so can you suggest a solution? I don't want to have to keep bathing him, as it usually only takes him a few days to get sticky again.

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    Only two solutions- washing, or clipping some of that hair away. Some boys just don't have very good aim ( like some men we women have known over time... ). You do not need to totally wash him though- just a washcloth and water is good for in between baths ( or a bucket of clean water that you can dip a dirty leg into, then just towel dry). It's annoying but nothing you can do to change the height. If he's still a pup then he likely will improve in aim and height of leg.
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    Baby wipes work quite well for a quick clean-up - they smell nice too!

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    My boy did this when he was young, he outgrew it for the most part. Occasionally he will be sloppy and pee on himself. I ended up trimming his hair.

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    I had this problem with my youngest cavalier when he was younger, he is very hairy, I got round his private area trimmed and also his sides trimmed, but he does seemed to have grown out of it now, I still get him trimmed but when it grows longer there does`nt seem to be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshinekisses View Post
    My boy did this when he was young, he outgrew it for the most part. Occasionally he will be sloppy and pee on himself. I ended up trimming his hair.
    Same here. I do have his hair trimmed in on his underside and I also now allow my groomer to trim his feathering ... he's not a show dog, so while it's not breed standard, it works and his feathers are still plenty long.

    My sister at one point did buy me a "Pee Coat" ... but I was too embarrassed to use it.

    My google search also took me to this old post about the same issue ... it's a timeless issue that has impacted Cavalier owners forever I guess!

    http://www.cavaliertalk.com/forums/a...p/t-35556.html
    Lani
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    Bentley is 2 yrs old this month and still just stretches out to pee 99% of the time. He usually only hikes his leg if Hubby is walking him.....it's a man thing, I guess. He doesn't do a very good job of it either. Sometimes he'll hike one leg and pee toward the other. Dumb dog or just young & cute? ha.

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