Why does my dog lift his leg and pee around some humans and dogs but not others? One day he hiked his leg and almost urinated on my girlfriend’s boot. It was quite embarrassing. Luckily I caught him before he let loose.
Joshua from Jersey
You know how humans greet each other with a handshake, hello, or a hug or kiss depending on how well they know the person? Well dogs greet in different ways too depending on the situation. If a dog is excited, happy to see you, intimidated, or wants to show respect, we pee. I know it sounds like a strange form of flattery, but the dog is telling you “ok you’re the boss of me.” Now dogs do urinate for other reasons, but we will visit that topic on another day because I really need to pee right now.
My humans try to give me a bath at least once a month and I hate that. Then they get mad at me because I run out to the yard and roll around in the smelliest stuff I can find. Can you please explain to humans why we hate baths. Thanks for your help Grover.
Ok all you humans out there, listen up. Dogs don’t like being forced to do things, especially bathing. First of all we don’t understand why you need to try to make us smell like you, we are dogs after all. We get brownie points in the dog world for being smelly. Let me explain it this way, smelling stinky for a dog is like a man wearing a Rolex and driving a Ferrari. It says I am somebody. So give us a break sometimes and just let us smell. The only time to give us a bath is when we encounter the neighborhood skunk, otherwise, we don’t mind our foul odor.