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Why did my dog pee on me?

asked 2017-01-21 20:11:44 -0500

My dog lifted his leg and peed on my yesterday. Why did he do this? Is he marking me as his territory or is he mad at me?? Or is it just random? I'm so confused

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It's possible that your dog urinated on you to "mark" you as their "territory"/ as their "own". A dog being spayed or neutered doesn't mean anything. I have a spayed female, and she "marks" more than my intact male. Hopefully this doesn't happen to you again.

Chelsea F.'s profile image Chelsea F.  ( 2017-02-23 13:53:56 -0500 ) edit

My 5 year old JACK Russell mix urinated on my foot also. He was our only dog,until moving in with my friend who had a female SHITZ-TZU and 4 puppies later... and all our downstairs with us. I stepped in puppy vomit an hr before this, he must be covering the smell or marking...probably the former

Laura R.'s profile image Laura R.  ( 2018-01-07 02:42:04 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2017-01-27 12:53:52 -0500

Is your dog fixed? Intact (not fixed) male dogs tend to mark things as a means of telling other dogs all sorts of information and identify their territory. As for why he urinated on you specifically, who knows. Dogs don't feel emotions like people do, so I doubt it's because he's mad at you. If your dog isn't fixed, I would look into that. Might limit the number of times he urinates on things to mark them.

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Dogs have emotions. They are just very primitive. This "emotion" is likely jealously. And yes he is marking his territory/comfort areas/safe zones. It could also be that the dog smells other smells on your shoes or pants that he wants to cover up.

D. B.'s profile image D. B.  ( 2017-10-19 12:02:20 -0500 ) edit

If you think dogs don't have emotions then obviously you haven't had dogs. Dogs get mad,sad,and happy as shit. My boyfriends dog just bit my foot really bad because he got mad that I took his treat away. Our dogs also cry when they don't get enough attention and get mad and jealous when other dogs c

Lupe C.'s profile image Lupe C.  ( 2020-09-11 01:00:33 -0500 ) edit

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