Dogs are unique in their personalities and quirks. Some of these quirks can be endearing, while others are less so.
Some male dogs have been known to pee on their front legs, for example. Do you have to accept the habit or can you treat it? Continue reading to find out the answer.
Why does my dog pee on his front legs?
Understanding the root cause of your pet’s strange peeing behavior is crucial before you can make any changes. There are many possible explanations for the aforementioned behavior. Let’s look at them in more detail below.
Your dog is not used to peeing yet
If you want your dog learn to obey your commands and do tricks, training is essential. It is important to train your dog in discipline.
You may not realize that your dog needs training to change his behavior. Your puppy may not be used to urinating on his front legs if he does so often.
He may eventually get used to this habit and start to pee without touching his front legs.
Your Dog’s Anatomy
Because puppies don’t yet have a clear understanding of what they are doing, they may pee on their front legs. It’s possible that the issue will resolve itself on its own.
The other problems that can cause your dog’s front legs to urinate are more difficult to fix. If your dog is having a hard time urinating, it could be because of his anatomy.
A misaligned penis could cause one such problem. Your dog could have his penis pointed straight at his front legs. This could make it difficult for your dog to redirect his urine.
Your dog may be hitting his legs when urinating. This could also be due to hip or leg problems. Your pet might not be able to position his body so that he can avoid hitting his legs.
Your dog is marking his territory
Dogs don’t urinate to relieve themselves. They may also use their urine to mark territory.
Male dogs don’t have to urinate in a typical position that causes their urine to spread too far. This is a good thing. However, your pet might prefer to spray their urine more often so that they can mark more spots.
To pee, your dog might assume a handstand position. He will likely splash urine onto his front legs.
How can I stop my dog from peeing on his front legs?
As urine dries, it develops a foul-smelling odor in your dog’s fur. If you have to inhale it constantly, this is the type of smell that can hurt your nose. If your dog runs around, the urine from his front legs could end up on your floors or furniture.
Your pet must stop peeing on his front legs. How do you stop your pet from peeing on his front legs? These are just a few suggestions.
Teach your dog how to properly urinate
Are your dog’s legs urinating because he isn’t peeing properly? You can help him to get on the right track by giving him some nudges.
Your foot should be used to raise your dog’s elevated leg as he goes to pee. This will allow urine to spray towards the sides of your pet’s legs instead of directly onto his front legs.
You can keep your dog in good habits and he will learn what to do when he needs to go to the bathroom.
Keep Some Fur Near Your Dog’s Penis
You must find a new way to deal with your dog’s problem if he pees on his front legs. You might consider special grooming.
You want to keep some fur close to your dog’s penis, so that it repels urine.
The urine should not be hitting your dog’s front legs. Instead, the little bit of fur should direct it downward. It’s still possible to clean the spot but it is easier than cleaning your dog’s legs.
Contact an Animal Behaviorist for Help
If your pet is prone to unusual peeing behaviors, you may need to consult an animal behaviorist. Your dog might stop urinating while handstanding after a few sessions.