Posted : 6/15/2006 11:07:46 AM
Dasher is a squatter as well. So was my Dal, Reese, at least most of the time. Dasher is the only boy dog in our house, and Reese was the only boy during his time as well.
I always thought it had something to do with other dogs marking an area. For example, we don't have any trees in our yard, just grass and shrubs (a few trees along the fence). As there were never any other male dogs in the yard marking, then our boys never had to "one up" any other scents. I thought the main reason dog's lifted their legs to pee was to cover up the scent of another male dog. So if there are not other male dogs to cover up, they are more likely not to lift their leg...(thats my best guess anyway). I also think its learned as well.