Puppy dog not cocking a leg

(41 Posts)
filka Sun 16-Aug-20 18:59:14

We've had a miniature poodle dog for a couple of weeks now, he's about 15 weeks First dog I've had for many years but has become instantly loved by the whole family. He came more or less house-trained, though we have had one or two accidents.

One thing I don't understand is that he doesn't cock a leg to pee, he squats like a female. Not complaining, just curious - will this change?

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BiteyShark Sun 16-Aug-20 18:59:55

Mine is 4 this year and has never cocked his leg.

Ernieshere Sun 16-Aug-20 19:00:02

Mine did this until old age.

CaptainMyCaptain Sun 16-Aug-20 19:00:39

Puppies do squat although I not sure when they start lifting a leg. Puberty probably.

Noneformethanks Sun 16-Aug-20 19:00:42

Some Male dogs take ages to learn how to cock their leg and some never do it.

Gemster19 Sun 16-Aug-20 19:01:08

Our dog only cocks his leg when he's marking his territory, squats the rest of the time!

UnfinishedSymphon Sun 16-Aug-20 19:01:25

Our old dog was about 2 years when he started lifting a leg


Monkeytapper Sun 16-Aug-20 19:01:34

My 2.5 year old dog sometimes cocks his leg and sometimes pees like a girl

minnieok Sun 16-Aug-20 19:02:35

They don't tend to cock their legs until about 6 months

BadDucks Sun 16-Aug-20 19:02:53

Mine’s 3 now and still a squatter which comes with the added bonus of peeing up his front legs and paws hmm

mamaoffourdc Sun 16-Aug-20 19:03:36

Mine is 2 and a squatter

Floralnomad Sun 16-Aug-20 19:04:32

Mine didn’t start cocking his leg until about 6 / 7 months , and he only does it when we are out on walks , in the garden he doesn’t bother he just stands and pees .

RoadworksAgain Sun 16-Aug-20 19:06:30

Mine was about 7 months when he started cocking his leg. Even now, if just in our garden peeing on the lawn and not against anything, he will squat rather than cock grin

longtimecomin Sun 16-Aug-20 19:06:38

My 8 month old puppy started cocking his leg about a month ago, just when marking territory. Before he always squatted.

Dreamersandwishers Sun 16-Aug-20 19:07:22

It’s normal. He will cock his leg when the hormones kick in.
Don’t neuter him before he cocks his leg, because a) he won’t have reached puberty and b) he’ll squat for life probably.

pilates Sun 16-Aug-20 19:07:58

Mine didn’t until he was about 1.

mintich Sun 16-Aug-20 19:08:09

None of my dogs have cocked their leg until about 6/7 months. One never did!

mintich Sun 16-Aug-20 19:10:03

We had all of ours neutered before this though so it didnt make a difference to them

Numbersarefun Sun 16-Aug-20 19:10:09

Mine’s 3 and has learnt to cock his leg, but also does it when pooing!!

MissShapesMissStakes Sun 16-Aug-20 19:22:21

My mini poodle is 2 now and only really cocks his leg when we are out. He can't be bothered in his own garden.

They don't as puppies. It's funny watching them learning to balance on three legs to do it though when they start.

TokyoSushi Sun 16-Aug-20 19:27:29

Our dog was about 9 months, still only really does it when we're out and mostly squats in the garden.

Kaykay066 Sun 16-Aug-20 19:30:27

He’s now passed but my 11 year old golden retriever never cocked a leg he always squatted

vanillandhoney Sun 16-Aug-20 19:50:29

Ours didn't start cocking his leg until he was about 5-6 months of age.

However I do walk a bitch that cocks her leg!

WishMyNameWasWittyNotShitty Sun 16-Aug-20 19:54:43

I have an old bulldog, he was 3 or 4 before he cocked his leg, and once he started doing it, he only really did to mark territory, he tends to squat now a lot more, but that is prob as his hips aren't what they were.

MadisonAvenue Sun 16-Aug-20 20:07:02

Mine first cocked his leg up a lamp post on one of his first walks once he was fully vaccinated - he looked so shocked!
He’s 8 now and only does it on walks, he squats on the lawn at home.

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