@bernadette My doodle seemed to have some slight personality disorders this spring as well. I didn't consider that it was related to getting back to normal after Covid. I do think it may have been related to the typical mating season. Now that the season has passed and all of the canine hormones have settled down, doodle has as well. I'll keep an eye out to see if the behavior pattern repeats this fall.
Is it normal for females to mark territory
Sunny last edited by
I have noticed that when Sandie is let out front or even when we are walking the neighborhood that she loves to smell the mail boxes, and remark the places i know are places males have been. Its not even a full squat like females do just a half way squat and a short squirt.
She also does this in the hall way to my husbands shop ( thank god that area is tile) if he locks her out from going with him. She does not do this in any other part of the house. I was just wondering if its a act of dominanace.
Also kinna off subject but it there a foot spay out to use to clean feet, I wash her feet but they stink still, hate to say it again but it smella like fritos.
WBL last edited by
As for the frito toes, it is just a dog thing. I have no idea, it's not just Basenji's my boxer has frito toes and I know other breeds have the same thing. I think it has soemthing to do with the sweating from the feet????
As for the marking, I have seen females mark, even a few lift thier legs. I'm not sure about her doing outside your husbands shop though.
JazzysMom last edited by
My female golden retrieve mix does the same thing, quick squat and squirt, anywhere another dog may have been.
I STILL don't get the frito feet thing, thank God! My dogs feet just smell like the dirt in the yard – which smells nothing like fritos, LOL.
tanza last edited by
Yes, it is normal for bitches to mark… my girls (I have three at home) mark all the time... and usually over top where the last one went... on walks or at shows/lure trials, they will mark over top other Basenjis....