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Dog Peeing Positions and What They Mean.


Dog peeing positions is something that every dog owner should learn about because it tells a lot about your dog’s health, well-being, behavior, and also what your dog is trying to tell or show you. Therefore, we are here to talk about the 12 dog peeing positions that you should know about.

An old study recorded 12 dog peeing positions, 8 of these dog peeing positions recorded by female dogs, and the other 4 were recorded by male dogs. These dog positions are Stand, lean, flex, squat, handstand, arch, raise, elevate, lean-raise, flex-raise, squat-raise, and arch-raise. Let’s learn more about these peeing positions in this article.

The study that recorded these dog peeing positions also revealed even more interesting information about males and females dogs; as for male dogs, the research found that they pee more frequently than female dogs. Also, the males peeing process is more oriented, but the females peeing process, on the other hand, is disturbed randomly.

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The 12 Dog Peeing Positions:

  • Standing
  • Raise
  • Handstand
  • Flex
  • Flex-Raise
  • Lean
  •  Lean-Raise
  • Squat
  • Squat-Raise
  • Arch
  • Arch-Raise
  • Elevate

1- Standing dog peeing positions

In this position, you will find your dog is peeing normally while he/she is standing. However, if you found your dog randomly stands and pees everywhere, it means that he/she is marking the places in purpose, which is a normal habit for dogs, but if you noticed that this is an unusual habit for your dog, you might ask his/her veterinarian, because changes in the peeing behavior can be a sign for changing in his/her health.

2- Raise dog peeing positions

It is when your dog bends and raises one leg of the groun but still keeps it relatively slow. This is a raise peeing position, which is one of the normal dog peeing positions your dog chose to follow.

3- Handstand dog peeing positions

Well, this is can be a not so usual dog peeing position you see every day. The handstand dog peeing position is when you see your dog hitting his/her both hind feet off the ground, or placing them against a wall or any other vertical surface.

4- Flex dog peeing positions

In the flex dog peeing position, your dog partially flexing his/her hind legs so the rear end is closer to the ground.

5- Flex-raise dog peeing positions

In this peeing position, your dog is mixing between the flex peeing position, where he/she flexes his/her hind legs, and the raise peeing position, where he/she raises one leg of the ground but keep it relatively slow.

6- Lean dog peeing positions

This peeing position is where your dog starts leaning his/her body forward and extend his/her hind legs.

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7- Lean-raise dog peeing positions

Well, this is a little-bit creative dog peeing position because here your dog combines between the lean dog peeing position, and the raise dog peeing position. That means that your dog is going to lean his/her body forward and extend his/her hind legs, yet, your dog will bend and raise one leg of the ground while keeping it relatively slow.

8- Squat dog peeing positions

The squat dog peeing position is when your dog bent his/her hind end and keep it vey close to the ground while peeing.

9- Squat-Raise dog peeing positions

Moving to the squat-raise dog peeing position, you will find that your dog is making a combination between the squat peeing position and the raise peeing position; so, your dog is going to bend his/her hind closer to the ground, but he/she will raise one leg of the ground.

10- Arch dog peeing positions

This one is kind of tricky. So, in the arch peeing position, your dog spreads his/her hind legs and brings them close to the ground, like the squat peeing position, but the difference is in the arch peeing position your dog rounds his/her back and lefts the tail away from the ground.

11- Arch-Raise dog peeing positions

In the arch-raise dog peeing position your dog is mixing between the arch peeing positions and the raising dog position, so your dog is going to spread his/her hind legs and brings them closer to the ground while rounding his/her back and lifting the tail from the ground, besides raising one leg of the ground.

12- Elevate dog peeing positions

The elevate dog peeing position is when one of your dog’s legs is bent and raised off the ground, however, the foot and the leg are held hight.

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What does peeing mean for dogs?

Well, dogs pee for two main reasons: The first reason is to eliminate waste, which is a very healthy process your dog’s body has to go through normally to avoid any future health problems, and the second reason is to mark his/her territory, which also, normal behavior for dogs; they mark their territory because they are letting other dogs know that they were here.

Can we tell if our dog is having a health problem for his/her pee?

Well, yes. According to the AKC – American Kennel Club, there are a lot of signs urinary tract diseases include:

  • Increased or decreased water consumption.
  • Urinary volume or frequency.
  • Urinating in unusual locations.
  • Unusual colors.
  • Unusual smell.
  • Pain while urinating.

And more clinical signs of urinary tract disease you can check from here.

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However, it is worth mentioning that all of these dog positions are perfectly normal, and you have nothing to worry about. All you have to do is watching your dog and take notes if you found any changing in his/her behavior, or as mentioned before, any changing in the pee smell, color, or texture. Other than that, just let your dog do his/her thing.

Also, you need to know that there are plenty of ways to train your dog to pee in a certain place, especially if you are living in an apartment and you don’t want your dog to pee everywhere.

However, you need to know first if your dog has any medical issues that make him/her cannot control his/her pee, and also you need to learn more about behavioral issues that trigger the peeing behavior. And all of that you can find here, in this article.

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Accordingly, if you checked and found that everything is perfectly fine, but you need to train your dog to pee in a certain place, you can find a lot of products here that will help you make your life with a dog in your apartment much easier.

Moreover, I do recommend this Washable Fashionable Reusable Pad, as a guaranteed tool to help you save your home from peeing accidents, and also to help you train your dog to not pee on your furniture while you are not home.

Dog Peeing Positions
  • It is waterproof so it won’t allow any pee to get through it and ruin your home’s floor or furniture.
  • It is reusable, so you won’t spend a lot of money on other peeing pads. You just need one of those.
  • It is time-saving, all you have to do is putting it down there and train your dog to pee on it when needed.
  • It is made of high-quality material, so it is safe to use and gentle on your dog’s skin.
  • It looks very cool, so you won’t mind keeping it on the floor.
  • It is machine washable, you don’t have to worry about its cleaning process.

Now, you don’t have to worry about what peeing position your dog is going to choose; you know when you have to worry, you know what to do when things go wrong, and you know what products can help make your life much easier with your dog.

RELATED QUESTIONS:

How to know when is my dog urinating and when is he/she marking?

In most cases, your dog is not just emptying his/her bladder, he/she is urinating and marking his/her territory at the same time. So, if you found your dog peeing a lot while you are walking with him/her don’t worry, because, usually, dogs have a lot of marking to do while walking such as territorial marking, certificate marking, stress marking or even anxiety marking.

So, yes, just make sure that your dog’s health is fine by regular checkups, and take notes if you noticed something that made you worried, but don’t stress yourself out and let your dog do dog’s thing.

Now, Why don’t you tell us in what position does your dog pee?

Ghada Harhash

Whenever the time of talking about ANYTHING comes, I find myself talking about my two dogs Leo and Blacky. It is a struggle that every dog owner understands. So, if we are talking about success, my dogs succeded in learning new tricks, if we are talking about failure, my dogs failed to make me hate them, if we are talking about love, my dogs are the pure form of true love, last but not least, if we are talking about kids, guess what! I have two. So, yes, it is all about my dogs. Therefore, you will find me here today, and every day, talking about, with and for dogs. It is my favorite subject, and since you are here, I believe it is yours, too. But, if you are interested in reading about other topics such as relationships, travel tips and tricks, and more. You can check my twitter account @ghaadaah_ where you get to know me, and I get to know you better.

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