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For anyone who hasn't read enough about dog pee lately

Post by minkee » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:46 am

Clare, I was thinking you could expand your knowledge to cover both types of dog waste :lol:

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This said, as Dr. Berthoud notes, there is no evidence to suggest that such marks are truly "territorial". That is, it may be that urination does not function in a manner that truly defines territory - at least not in a defensive sense. Such marks may simply convey another sort of social information - more "I was here", than "get out of here". Either way, it would appear that dogs have a sense of where to place their urine.

What is striking is that these findings seems to suggest that dogs have a notion of “self” versus “other” based on urine cues.

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Post by minkee » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:49 am

Oh and I've found the perfect follow up, a poop field guide :)

http://thebark.com/content/50-shades-brown

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Re: For anyone who hasn't read enough about dog pee lately

Post by Nettle » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:10 pm

That's what you call 'balanced' :lol: pee and poop.

Vital to the analysis of the pee behaviour was age and sexual entirety/or not, plus oestrus cycle stage in females. I'd like to think this was taken into account.

How amazing that dogs might realise they are themselves and not another dog :shock: who would have thought that possible?
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