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My Spoo STOPPED PEEING ON HIS FRONT LEGS and I helped!

Not long ago, I read every relevant thread and sought advice here regarding my wonderful SPoo, Jarl, who at 13 months was still peeing on his front legs daily. He raised his leg, but urine sprayed up on his stomach/legs because he did not lift high enough AND started walking off while a full stream was still going. This left him a stinky mess and I was washing those front legs twice some days. :( I tried a pee string, no pee string, everything I could think of. Then 3 months ago I did something that WORKED! It's a minor miracle: Jarl has not pee'd on himself ONCE in over two months.

Life is so much easier. And everything smells better, lol.

What did we do? I started holding his hip/mid-section as he pee'd on our 2 X daily walks. I supported him in a stationary position, with higher lift, until the stream was done. I did this out of desperation and did NOT expect it to result in any learning or lasting change; I just didn't want to wash his legs again when I got home! But...over 2-3 weeks, he DID learn. He started holding his leg higher AND waited until the pee stream stopped before walking off. Voila! He does this all on his own, 100% of the time. I couldn't be happier. My beautiful, sweet Jarl now smells sweet and his white legs are no longer stained yellow. (Note: He was neutered recently, but had stopped peeing on himself 6 weeks before the surgery, so it wasn't that!)

I'm sharing it in hopes that it might work for other male Spoos, as I gather this is common. I am surprised and delighted that my intervention had lasting effect and completely resolved the problem!

If you are desperate, try it with your male. Good luck! I've included two pics of my handsome boy. He is my pride and joy. :)
 

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He's a gorgeous boy ! You must be so relieved that you won't have to wash pee twice a day for 15-20 years still !

What amazes me is the fact that he didn't stop peeing when you grabbed his leg. This seems unusual. I guess you waited until he was dripping to grab it ? But since he wasn't neutered, wasn't he marking and peeing 20-25 times per walk ? Or you just didn't allow it ?

This is very interesting and I sure will remember it if I ever need it. I don't plan to have anymore females, so it might happen one day...
 

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YAY for Jarl! I have a female so I have no comparison, but if somebody else can take your advice and do the 'training,' and it works, that is wonderful!
And I must add, that Jarl IS a very handsome boy!!!
 

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Jarl never was a marker on walks; he always does just one giant, loooong pee. He did stop his urine stream the first few times I touched him to brace his hip, but I did so softly and after a day or two he completely accepted it as part of the routine. I braced him gently from the start of the pee and did not wait until he was finishing. Also, I should clarify that I don't hold his leg so much as *brace his hip/midsection*. By softly putting more bend in his body, his leg raised on its own!
 

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Very smart solution on your part. He's gorgeous.
 

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Well congrats to you and if I had males I would definitely give it a try. I'm glad this worked out for you, I think I would have tried anything and everything myself.
 

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I'd actually like to see if it can be replicated. It was strikingly effective for us...I hope it works for some other Spoos!
 

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I'd actually like to see if it can be replicated. It was strikingly effective for us...I hope it works for some other Spoos!
Can you post a picture of you doing it, even if he's not actually peeing, so I can see exactly where you position your hand ? This seems like the most important part.
 

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First, your boy is super handsome. He really does have a big moppy head and I love it. I like full coats on heads and ears.

I also have a boy who pees himself. However I think he often lifts his leg too high. He tends to hit the backs of his legs or the outer side of his left front leg. He always lifts his left leg really high and sometimes the stream is so strong it hits past his front feet. I think I will try your method to get him better aim. Javelin often smells worse than most teenage boys since he doesn't seem to care at all about showering himself.
 
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Good luck, Lily! My boy's pee stream is also super strong, as you describe. He's like a super tanker with a fire hose! I'll post a pic of our "maneuver" in hope that it helps other stinky Spoos. ❤
 

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Ok, hubbie went along to take a pic this evening. Not the best photo; I think I'll ask him to try again tomorrow and we'll take the pic from *above* so you can see my position better (placement looks further back than it actually is).

My hand is at his waist, held gently but firmly, and I'm helping him put more bend in his body. This sends the firehose-spray *outward* instead of forward. I also hold him stationary until the flow stops

As I said, I quit having to assist Jarl in this way about 2.5 months ago because over 2-3 weeks he started doing it all 100% himself without my intervention. He now bends his body, lifts higher, the pee goes completely CLEAR of his legs, and he's ceased walking off while the pee is still going.

Hallelujah! :)
 

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It looks like you are cupping your fingers under his thigh. Are you ? Maybe a pic from the front also, so we can have another angle.

Thanks very much, I had never heard of this technique, you are very creative ! ;-)
 
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