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Unfortunately, none of the dogs I have known who did that have grown out of it. You might try bringing Sonny to things to pee on that are upright to encourage a leg lift. You could always try some clicker training for the desired behavior, too. I believe there are even leg covers available (usually for show dogs) that would protect the leg hair from getting soaked.
 

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My dog is three and he manages to do the same thing. Usually when he get his front leg its when he tries to squat and lift his leg at the same while peeing. Yes he manages to squat on three legs, but he gets his leg everytime.
 

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Lloyd has been doing that since we got him almost 2 years ago. He just recently has started to lift his leg after going to daycare for awhile now. He used to pee all over his front legs and feet so we just kept a thing of baby wipes at the door and wiped off his legs/feet when coming in. Do you know any male dogs that lift their leg that you can get him around? I tried many things with Lloyd, including picking up his leg, trying to get him to squat better by pushing his butt down more . . . he did not appreciate it much and it did no good, lol. When he did occasionally lift his leg before we had a mini pee party, lol. Now he does it fairly regularly . . . although he still sometimes manages to pee on himself even with his leg up.
 

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Nope, don't know any other male dogs here. Since giving him his bath last night, he's trying hard to aim between his front legs better now, rather than getting his legs, lol. And he tries to clean himself afterwards as well. Will see how he does when he gets a little older. Maybe he'll grow out of it. Then again, maybe not, lol.
 

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Lloyd always got very upset about peeing on himself, but he could never quite figure out how to not pee on himself. He would look at me with this pathetic look while he was doing it then would be all upset until we wiped off his feet/front legs. Then I got a job at daycare and he watched some other male dogs lift their legs and it was like a light bulb went off in his head, lol.
 

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None of your neighbors or people at the training facility you go to have male dogs?! If you ever make it to Yakima, I've got 5 here. ;)
 

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None of your neighbors or people at the training facility you go to have male dogs?! If you ever make it to Yakima, I've got 5 here. ;)
They do, but the people here keep more to themselves. It's like with Betty, if I had more dogs around to work the CAT procedures with, she may have made more progress, but when you want someone here to use their dog to help you with yours, they usually turn it down, as they don't want to get involved with any issues themselves. Wished I lived in Seattle, there's tons of people with dogs at Green Lake that are more than happy to help, I took Nell and Chloe there a couple times and it was a lot of fun. Wenatchee is the complete opposite, lol.

Oh, and I've been thinking of coming down to check out the agility facility there, but just haven't had the time. I took Sonny today to go watch the doggie weight pulling competitions today at Walla Walla Point Park here. It was pretty fun. It was mostly pits and bullys. And all the people who are trying to push the BSL Laws should have seen it, lol. Not a single issue with the dogs, and almost all the pits and bullys were very well mannered, and most of the owners has kids as well. I had a lot of fun there. Nice to see good activities with the bully breeds.
 

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I know what you mean about Seattle (I want to move back). The weight pull competition sounds fun. I would have told you earlier had I thought about it, but...

There's a 5K walk/run for the Humane Society of Central WA here in Yakima tomorrow at 11. Here's the info.: http://www.yakimahumane.org

You'd have to get here a bit early, but it'd be fun to get together. If that doesn't work out, maybe we can get together for some other dog event this summer. Do you know about how long of a drive it is between here and Wenatchee?
 

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Well, if you show up I think it'd be okay for me to take you out to the SunDogs facility after the walk, and Mannings would be closed, but you could see their set up and there's also a fenced in place I know of where we could let your dogs run in if you want (it's a mostly fenced in grassy area and not an official dog park, but usually empty). :)
 

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I'd do it, but my new pup isn't licensed yet and vet appointment is coming up, as I just got him. Need to get him fixed as well So I wouldn't be able to bring him yet. Most of that's being done this coming week.
 

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No problem. Three of my dogs went with me on a longer walk today for the March of Dimes, then we all went to our private dog park for an hour, so I'll be walking a shelter dog tomorrow.
 

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Cool... Will let you know when I do come down. We have our Apple Blossom Festival next weekend, so I'll be pretty busy then, taking pictures at the parade and some of the activities. Then after that, I don't have much for plans and may come and check the SunDogs facility out if you aren't doing anything. We also had out Kiddie Parade today, and the food park is open all week with live music, comedy, and more. It's the fun time of the year, lol. Had to work during it last year, and this year I finally have it where I don't work the weekends, lol. So I can go and see everything.
 

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Puppies should be taken out at least once every two hours (or within a half hour after eating or drinking) and guided to the same spot where they can smell having relieved themselves before. Immediately after they “do their business,” they should be praised lavishly in a high-pitched, excited voice. Crate training does not speed up the housebreaking process: Puppies do not develop full bladder control before 6 months of age and are physically incapable of “holding it” for very long.
 

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Puppies should be taken out at least once every two hours (or within a half hour after eating or drinking) and guided to the same spot where they can smell having relieved themselves before. Immediately after they “do their business,” they should be praised lavishly in a high-pitched, excited voice. Crate training does not speed up the housebreaking process: Puppies do not develop full bladder control before 6 months of age and are physically incapable of “holding it” for very long.
Did you actually read lonewolfblue's post? The original question was about a dog peeing on his feet, nothign to do with housebreaking in general.
 
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