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Why did my dog develop this habit? She splits her legs apart when laying down

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Why did my dog develop this habit? She splits her legs apart when laying down

Her legs moved on their own and sometimes her tail will be wagging :lol:

I find this really gross because she's mushing per pee all over the floor and furniture

How the heck did the dog learn to do this?

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They all do that. It just natural for them. They're dogs, stop implying human traits on them there is nothing gross about it.
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My dog did this all the time, I imagine it's just a comfy way for them to lay down
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Male dogs do it to keep their pencil cool during summers
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MehtabS wrote: Male dogs do it to keep their pencil cool during summers
Oh so she's doing it because the home is too warm?

Interesting
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AgentRoyal wrote: My dog did this all the time, I imagine it's just a comfy way for them to lay down
Yep! It's comfortable because that's the natural movement of the hips for them ...

It's also the body language of a very comfortable and content dog :)
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george__ wrote: Her legs moved on their own and sometimes her tail will be wagging :lol:

I find this really gross because she's mushing per pee all over the floor and furniture

How the heck did the dog learn to do this?
I hope you don't let your dog kiss you because guess where that tongue's been!
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Yep my lab does it all the time, looks super funny but she's comfy so I'm happy.
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I thought that was the ways dogs can quickly cool down their body temp in the summer. It has the least amount of fur on the body and maximizes skin surface area on the cool ground.
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some1not wrote: They all do that. It just natural for them. They're dogs, stop implying human traits on them there is nothing gross about it.
Agreed. Over the years we have had many dogs and each and every one of them did it. As a matter of fact our current dog is at my feet in that exact position. They love to stretch out. Doesn't matter if the dog is a male or a female.

I could be wrong, but George (OP) did you not used to have a pup that passed away last year? If so, I would be very surprised if he/she did not do same.
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I thought that pose signified healthy hips?
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Blanche123 wrote: Agreed. Over the years we have had many dogs and each and every one of them did it. As a matter of fact our current dog is at my feet in that exact position. They love to stretch out. Doesn't matter if the dog is a male or a female.

I could be wrong, but George (OP) did you not used to have a pup that passed away last year? If so, I would be very surprised if he/she did not do same.
I'm too young to remember much about how the previous dog got trained. This is my "first" true dog
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"mushing per pee all over the floor" ....what?...get over it
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xxxray wrote: "mushing per pee all over the floor" ....what?...get over it
I bought her some doggie diapers...
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this is normal...my frenchie has always layed down like that. Mush what pee? I usually wipe any poo/pee residue off of him when we get back from a walk anyways
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nx6288 wrote: this is normal...my frenchie has always layed down like that. Mush what pee? I usually wipe any poo/pee residue off of him when we get back from a walk anyways
She going through her first heat cycle, it looks so painful :(
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george__ wrote: She going through her first heat cycle, it looks so painful :(
Get her fixed.



lso she will still do this after being fixed but get her fixed.

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