How to Look for Signs When a Pup Has to Pee

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Puddles and smelly stains can be frustrating if your pooch can't -- or won't -- let you know when he needs to go. Your pup is probably demonstrating certain behaviors when he gets the urge. With a little practice, you'll soon learn to recognize these clues.

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Some of the telltale signs that your dog may need to urinate include wining, circling and sniffing the ground. Take heed if she suddenly heads for the corner, ducks behind the sofa or hangs out by the door. If she begins to squat, or he starts to lift a leg, you probably only have seconds to react before it's too late. Interrupt her quickly if so and take her outside or to her designated spot indoors to finish.


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Christy Ayala writes about recreation, sports, aquatics, healthy living, family and parenting, language development, organizational change, pets and animals. Ayala holds a master's degree in recreation administration from Aurora University’s George Williams College, a graduate certificate in organizational change from Hawaii Pacific University and a bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

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