One of our 7 week old males just lifted his leg to pee standing in the middle of the litter box. I don't remember ever seeing one this young do that.
He actually lifted his leg AFTER he was neutered. He was literally staring at a dog lifting its leg in front of him and did the same 1.5 min later. I freaked out on him and didn't allow him to do it again. Well, then he saw 55,000 other males in Germany lift their leg and we both went 'the heck with squatting', LOL. I have never seen him mark inside though (on an outside deck with plants yes, but not inside). He will occasionally still squat, including the last time he peed on his pad (ca. 6 months ago).Maryam said Pablo never lifted his leg until he saw other dogs in Germany do it. Jackson is 1 1/2 (tomorrow, actually ) and has never done it TG! But he was humping away at a very young age, so I think some things are just inborn LOL.
Tom, sounds like you have a little stud there!
Ha ha, Tom! I didn't even look at the date . . . thought you were bringing along a new macho man. That's not the first time I have started reading a thread and realized it is two or three years old LOLWow, this is an old thread. I don't even remember which puppy it was without looking up the date in the litter records. Pam would probably remember but she's out shopping. We have a number of pets out there who never lifted a leg. We are baby sitting for one this week who is nine years old and he still stretches out like a puppy.
That's how I see it as well Julia. Until I moved to the U.S. it never occurred to me to 'correct' outside leg lifting. My cousin has two intact males, both of which are quite dominant, none of which EVER marked inside, not even with Pablo around. I'm fine with it now, unless he dares doing that inside.I don't see the problem with dogs liftng his legs to pee/mark when they are outside.* None of my males, I have two now and had two before* one of which was an entact shepherd, ever lifted the leg in the house.* It doesn't bother me at all when they do it outside, to me it seems normal dog thing to do. I see females do it as well.