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Animal Doctor Articles Weekly on May 20, 2007

Question

I have two pugs. The male is 6 years old, and the female is 4 years old.Lately, when they go into the yard, the male urinates on the female in the same place each time. This is while the female is urinating. The dogs get along fine, but is there anything I can do to change this behavior? They have lived together for four years.

C.P., Oceanside, CA May 20, 2007

Answer

There is nothing you can do to rectify this kind of problem. Just have a moist cloth on hand to wipe the female''s head and back when the two dogs are ready to come back indoors.My male dog sometimes urinates on one of my female dogs, especially when she sniffs spots he has marked with urine. Other times, my dogs will "mark over" the same spot that another one has just marked. Sometimes, in the process of marking over, the first dog to urinate doesn''t get out of the way soon enough and gets marked by the second dog. I think this is purely accidental. Dogs do no deliberately mark each other with urine but rather the ground beneath.

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