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Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

Why do dogs sniff everywhere before peeing?

I'm just curious as to why my dog has to sniff a billion and three places before he can actually pee.

10 Answers

  • Jesse
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Who knows. Some of my dogs just do it right away some sniff around.......I have a new French Bulldog. She will cover the whole back yard at least twice before she decides where to defecate.

    Go figure.

  • 1 decade ago

    same but i think its because a dog wants to mark its territory. so it looks for the scent of an other animal and pees on that.

    Source(s): (i love the song uprising by muse)
  • 1 decade ago

    He is looking where other dogs marked their territory and whether the dog was marking or just eliminating

  • 1 decade ago

    Dogs like to mark their territory, so they try to "dominate" the scent of the urine left by previous dogs that marked the area with their own urine. I hope this helps!

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  • 1 decade ago

    smells tell a story to dogs...they know what dog marked where and what direction he went in. they pee over the other dogs urine to mark territory.

  • 1 decade ago

    They do that so they can find a place where some other dog peed and mark it to be there spot.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's a marking thing. Nothing more.

  • 1 decade ago

    they want to meake sure that they had left thier mark so that other animals pee they know that they own that spot!

    Source(s): vet.
  • 1 decade ago

    looking for where another dog has marked, so he can mark over it as his.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    looking if another dog has marked there, so he can mark his.

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