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This is a just for fun question because I’m curious! I assume most of the mature males are going to do the “elevate” but maybe we will get varied answers for the girls!

Piper has done the arch-raise since around 6.5/7 months old. I find it so funny the way she lifts her right leg just a bit off the ground like in the graphic above lol.

She also marks outside. During a walk around a familiar place maybe 1 real pee and 1 or 2 mark pees. But a long walk around an unfamiliar location? She may mark 7 or 8 times!

The other day we did 3 miles in a new place and she marked around 8 times lol. Anyone else have a tomboyish little girl? 🤣
 

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Kodi is a "stander" to pee, he elevates when he marks. DuckyElevates most of the time, but if he's overworking a girl-mark on the ground, he'll use the "raise". Both the girls do the "squat raise" and go round and round, over-marking where each other last peed!
 

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Kodi is a "stander" to pee, he elevates when he marks. DuckyElevates most of the time, but if he's overworking a girl-mark on the ground, he'll use the "raise". Both the girls do the "squat raise" and go round and round, over-marking where each other last peed!
oh my goodness the over-marking! Piper and my sister’s corgi (both girls) frequently have the overmarking pee contest in my parents’ backyard when we’re visiting. After awhile im like “ok ladies, we get it. You are both the head girl in charge. Very good” 🙄 lol
 

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Such a funny chart! Charlie is a ‘leaner’ and has never lifted his leg. Occasionally he’ll raise one leg a tiny bit, but seems to prefer four on the ground…. Also no marking for him. He empties completely and has a bladder of steel (we literally have to force him to go several times a day, if he had his way he’d wait 10 hours).

Jo is typically arch raise, raising her right leg a little. She also marks…. She will mark over Charlie’s frequently, or sometimes on walks though I’m not sure what the trigger is bc other times she just sniffs but doesn’t mark.
 

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This is a just for fun question because I’m curious! I assume most of the mature males are going to do the “elevate” but maybe we will get varied answers for the girls!

Piper has done the arch-raise since around 6.5/7 months old. I find it so funny the way she lifts her right leg just a bit off the ground like in the graphic above lol.

She also marks outside. During a walk around a familiar place maybe 1 real pee and 1 or 2 mark pees. But a long walk around an unfamiliar location? She may mark 7 or 8 times!

The other day we did 3 miles in a new place and she marked around 8 times lol. Anyone else have a tomboyish little girl? 🤣
Ruffin, at this time in his life, uses the Lean.
 

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Perry is a flex, but when he's marking around objects he's definitely an extreme elevate (sometimes I wonder how high he can actually raise his leg and twist his back :) ) and a raise (most of the time) when marking on flat ground :).

When Duncan and Finley were living with us Perry was a constant over-marker and when we're traveling (in the DC metro area right now) he runs out of pee from all the marking he does.
 

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Too funny!! I remember the day that Ollie first lifted a leg a few months back. He elevated on the brick fire pit in our back yard and looked back at the little stream and seemed so proud... then turned around and elevated in the other direction (also admiring his little stream and how it hit the bricks)... repeated several times. Then ran around the yard and did the raise multiple times alternating legs. I was like "Oh look! My baby figured it out and is now the master of pee-pee aerobics!!" 🤣 He can literally lift and mark in mid-walk now barely breaking his step. It's all good while he's outside but I did catch him once doing it in the house when he thought I wasn't looking. I said "OLLIE!!!" and he had that look of "Oh SNAP!" and ran to his pen. I also had a couple of girls that did the squat-raise over the years and one that tried the handstand one time but she fell on her nose and decided that once was enough for that position.
 

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Mia does the Squat-Raise. My yorkie Bear does the Elevate, unless he has to go really bad and there is nothing around to elevate on. Nine times out of ten, he will find SOMETHING, even if it is a slightly taller blade of grass! Bear is a big time marker…how such a little dog has an endless amount of marking material I don’t know.
 

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So for our crew -
Becca - squat
Leo - elevate, the higher the better
Issac - flex mostly with occasional flex raise always the right side raised
Pepper - squat until yesterday then elevate (he’s just 13 weeks) I think he’s been watching Leo!
Perry is almost always a right side flex... I'm trying think if I've ever seen him raise the left and I can't come up with a time. He'll circle around things specifically so he can raise his right leg.

This was particularly hard when the left front was in a cast/ not using it because he would still try to raise his right leg and balance with right front and left back on the ground (spoiler alert - it never worked :) )

It's funny though because his left 2 legs are the "bad" legs, so you would think they would be easier to raise and keep the 2 "good" legs to balance
 

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Perry is almost always a right side flex... I'm trying think if I've ever seen him raise the left and I can't come up with a time. He'll circle around things specifically so he can raise his right leg.
The funny thing with Ducky is if it's REALLY important, he pees on it with one leg raised, then turns around and less on it with the OTHER leg raised... as if the leg raise has some specific significance, so he has to do it twice! LOL!
 

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Vinny “leans” in his indoor potty, raises his leg when marking outdoors. During the long California rains we did not go out for walks very often (Vinny hates the rain), and he started marking in the house! That little bastard. Once the rains stopped and our daily walks resumed, the indoor marking completely stopped. He must have been frustrated or angry. Time for doggy therapy?
 
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