I see stories of owners who only bathe their Corgis once a year or so, and I can't fathom how that's possible! You see, Marcus suffers from a very common (human) male ailment... he has TERRIBLE aim. Half the time when he tries to lift his leg, he pees on his belly, the backs of his front paws... even his face! We are getting him neutered next week, and I was wondering if anyone had experience as to whether or not that helped the matter any. He's 13 months old now and hasn't been lifting his leg for too awful long (he still squats late at night when he's tired), so I am wondering if maybe he will "learn" how to not pee all over himself?
I know with humans you can always train them with Cheerios in the toilet, but I can't fathom that "accuracy" is a skill that I can train him, is it?
Dexter used to pee on this front paws and belly all the time!! It so frustrating at times because I would have to give his belly a bath every time he went outside. This happened a long after he was neutered and lasted probably 4 months. He never pees on his belly now but will still occasionally get the front paws. He just started lifting his left maybe about 2 months ago. This has definately helped with the issues. Ever since he started lifting his leg, I feel like my boy is growing up! He will be 2 in October :)
Does Marcus ever walk and pee? When Dex was a pup he would get so excited to be at the park that he would stop and pee but not quite finish when he started to walk/run - creating a weird design on the walking path...hahahaha
I needed a good laugh tonight! Embrace what you have now, for once he learns the art, he will show you everywhere you go. We can't pass a mailbox or sprinkler head on our walks with Sparky showing me what he knows! I do trim his belly hair to keep it clean.
My corgis (males) have different lifts. Chepstow just lifts his back leg vertically up and does pee on his front paws sometimes. Now Tenby has more of a horizonal and out (leaning over) lift which is very effective and never pees on himself.
Now Tenby does pee on Chepstow all the time. Because if Chepstow stops and lifts his leg, in true male form Tenby runs over and lifts his leg where Chepstow is peeing.............before Chepstow finishes.
OK....I am retired and have plenty of time to analyze the boys styles