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Old 06-25-2009, 10:21 PM
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Why does my dog take so long to pee?

...and what can I do about it?

My dog is notorious for taking ages to pee sometimes. She just walks around and around and even sometimes squat down a few times as if she can't make up her mind.

It's very frustrating espcially if I am counting on her to go potty before I leave the house.

An suggestions?

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Old 06-25-2009, 10:23 PM
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The fact that she squats several times suggests that she might have a UTI. I'd have your vet check a urine specimen to either rule it out, or, begin treatment if she does.
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One of my labs takes forever to pee and even longer to poop! He has to like sniff every inch of grass before he can pee.

Happy pees and poops in under 60 seconds I kid you not, he goes on command!
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Assuming that it is not the result of an infection or other medical problem, you can train your dog to pee/poop in the place you want, and when you want it. I rate this training to be very handy. To see why, imagine yourself on a trip and you stop at a rest area for a pee break in the pouring rain.

It is a bit of a pain to teach, but is well worth it if you like traveling. Just use the same techniques you would to train a pup to pee/poop at a given location in your yard. The hassle part of the training is that you use a leash, which means you have to wait for them or take them out frequently until they learn what they are supposed to do.
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Maybe it's kind of like how us ladies try to find the cleanest stall in a public washroom. If there's pee on the seat I find a new one... if there's no toilet paper it's on to the next one...
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Most Guiding Eyes dogs are trained to relieve themselves on command so the blind don't have to "check" the grass to be sure. You just need to use the leash like mentioned above and lots of praise when the pup goes after you give the "get busy" or whatever command you want. Good luck to you.
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Maybe it's kind of like how us ladies try to find the cleanest stall in a public washroom. If there's pee on the seat I find a new one... if there's no toilet paper it's on to the next one...
lol - that's a riot! (me too) Duke takes forever sometimes. If he's got something to do - pees on the spot. If he doesn't - he messes and messes and sniffs and sniffs. Trips are a night mare. Because most of my road trips are to NE to see my folks, Duke has his own bathrooms. Once his scent is there, he's good to go on future trips. Haha, pun!
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Are you in the habit of taking her inside as soon as she pees?
If so, she may be delaying 'the pee' becuase she wants to delay going back inside...
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Maybe it's kind of like how us ladies try to find the cleanest stall in a public washroom. If there's pee on the seat I find a new one... if there's no toilet paper it's on to the next one...
Good one. The OP probably should have acquired a male as we all know guys just don't give a rats where we go......just give us a stall.
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