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Old 05-22-2012, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My boy is 11months now and intact and has begun intensely sniffing areas where other dogs have peed and he will start licking it if I let him. When he does start licking the pee he begins the salivate intensely. Sometimes he will completely ignore me when he gets locked in.

Not really a concern but can someone tell me when is going on with this behavior?
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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All I know to tell you is that it is a male thing, most male dogs will do this. Maybe someone who knows the reasoning behind it will chime in.
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From what I understand, they lick it to smell it better. Males will salivate and sometimes click their teeth/jaw when they smell female urine.
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Yup, just lets them gather more information. Tends to be a male thing. My younger boy does it too.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My intact boy is very interested in my spayed females pee and will lick it. I find that odd. The neutered boy doesn't do this. Both boys pee on top of each other's pee. Who knew there was so much to pee.
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they are taking up hormones - checking for breeding time.

they are analysing the scent .
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they are taking up hormones - checking for breeding time.

they are analysing the scent .
Why the interest in a *spayed* female?
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pee licking is one more nasty thing they do before they lick us.

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From what I understand, they lick it to smell it better. Males will salivate and sometimes click their teeth/jaw when they smell female urine.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Rocket does this too, and the drooling and glassy-eyes. I just figure he's a teenage pup obsessed with females, heh. :eyeroll:
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analysing scent . appreciating the finer nuances.
there is something in the anatomy of the vault of the mouth, an organ , which receives scent and adds to the information the nose would pick up.

sometimes when dogs track they will track open mouth .
Birch-Bark Hill: Dogs Working Scent/Open Mouth & Licking

our senses are no where as developed but we will swirl and smell brandy , then taste , hold in mouth for full experience of the complexity .

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