Is it common for pups to pee on themselves? Pearl squats, but doesn't do a good job of avoiding her back legs. We give her a bath once a week, but her legs are very dirty. Would appreciate any suggestions.
I am also having a hard time mentally seeing what you mean. If a bitch squatted very close to a hard surface I could see some back splash which would be taken care of by having her go on grass. Males often have bad aim when they start lifting their legs and may pee on themselves, but on the back of their front legs, not their back legs.
Our Merry occasionally doesn't squat all the way or will start walking before she has finished urinating and get a little on her back legs. It happens less now that she's getting older and more confident in her surroundings. In the past she would try to rush through it if we weren't at home.
I'd first have her sanitary areas groomed, and have her potty in aa area (grass) where it will soak into the ground. I can imagine if she is going on a hard surface, like a street or sidewalk it splashing up on her.. Otherwise its hard to figure out how she is doing this.