Suki the Mexican Poodle: My Dog Pees Funny!

As I’ve mentioned before, I am the (usually) proud owner of a French poodle named Suki.

I recently moved into a new house, and I have noticed some new, odd behavior from Sukita.

First of all, since she has been walking, she has always lifted up her right leg to pee.  I thought just boy dogs did this! Am I wrong?

She also does what all dogs do… something my Suegro calls “El Baile del Popo”, in which she sniffs around in about 15 circles which gradually get smaller and smaller before squatting to make number 2.

Lately, some unforeseen turn of events has led her to continue sticking her leg up a good 20 seconds after she finishes peeing.

Basically, she pees for 10 seconds, then just holds the position for another 20 seconds. This just started happening last week. WHY??? Plus, she recently began insisting on waking me up at 5 am every morning to go out. I don’t think she pees at 5 am, though, since when I walk her at 8 am she has to pee in the front yard. Can anyone explain this to me? Hope she’s ok…

Suki the dog at one month

15 thoughts on “Suki the Mexican Poodle: My Dog Pees Funny!

  1. Yeah… I would def take Suki to the vet!!!

    Suki – we used to use that as a term back in the day…. LOL!! I have no idea if we made it up, or if it was a real word. Now it’s a name! LOL!!

    Can’t see a pic, but I’m sure adorable!! Oh and yeah, that is how a male dog pees!!! The ladies do a funny squat on the ground, and ppl usually think they are doing a numero dos!

    Hope Sukis’ okay!!!

  2. Hi ! I think your girl has a bladder infection or cystitis. She’s getting the urge to urinate like in the AM, even though she doesn’t have to. The extended time for leg lifting is because she still feels like she has to go even after she’s finished. If you’ve ever had a bladder infection or cystitis yourself, you know what I mean.

    If you feed your dog a diet high in ash, like most commercial dry dog foods, you run the risk of urinary tract difficulties for her. Add canned or fresh food to her diet.

    I hope you take her to the vet and that she’s feeling better soon.

  3. I would say definitely take her to the vet, especially with the sudden change in behavior! I know how hard it is to tell if something is wrong though when stuff like that happens. We have two dogs and I can never tell if its just some weird thing they’ve decided to do or if its a problem. Usually I just call the vet first and explain and then they can tell you whether or not to bring them in.

  4. Thanks so much to everyone for the advice! As suggested, Suki went to the vet this morning.

    The vet suggested that maybe for some reason she is trying to mark her territory. This could be due to the fact that she might be in heat during the next few weeks, or due to the recent move.

    After taking her temperature and checking her out, everything looks fine. I’ll continue to keep a close eye on her.

    Still can’t get her to pee like a girl, though.

  5. I can tell you from experience,like the pysche of some humans, dogs can have more less x & y chromazones which result somtimes in male behavouir or wanting to protect thier territory, who they consider is you.

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