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Cocking his leg and other stuff - surely not at 18 weeks?

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needastrongone Wed 27-Feb-13 16:59:40

Just a query really, casting aside the ongoing eye injury!

Puppy is displaying signs (apart from the obvious) of 'growing a pair'!

They are as follow (as I say, aside from the obvious)

1. Been leg cocking for a week or so now. Scent marked like a bugger today.
2. Far more confident with other dogs, boisterous play, bit more 'in your face'.
3. More stamina for sure.
4. Buggered off yesterday in the park - never ever has he not come back when called. He went off to play with a new friend and the two young lads kept him there as they could hear me calling him frantically in the woods.
5. In the garden today 'On His Own', I was in the kitchen. He has never every been brave enough to attempt such a feat smile
6. A few other small things, but generally 'testing' a bit.

Is that a bit young for the teenage years? Just wondered.

Thanks smile

SpicyPear Wed 27-Feb-13 19:24:36

I had the same. Pup cocked his leg from when we got him at 9 weeks. Around the same age as your pup his recall went to pot. What breed is he again?

needastrongone Wed 27-Feb-13 20:07:35

He's a Springer Spicy. Thanks for the reply. I just thought adolescence was a bit later than 18 weeks I guess! smile

SpicyPear Wed 27-Feb-13 20:11:03

Okay so medium sized. I wasn't sure if it could properly be called adolescence but it's exactly what happened here. I think I read it described as a "flight" stage where they gain independence. Unfortunately I have a terrier who is highly likely to remain "spirited" and "independent".

pinkbear82 Thu 28-Feb-13 17:14:05

Can't really help but I also have a springer - 8 months old. He still squats to wee!! Think this maybe because he spends a lot of time with lady dogs! He's certainly 'developed' in his maleness except when weeing!!

lougle Thu 28-Feb-13 17:43:19

My dog is 1 year 3 months now and still doesn't cock his leg.

needastrongone Thu 28-Feb-13 20:28:33

Feel cheated, give me back my puppy!

Interesting the variety of ages though. Thanks.

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