Thursday, 24 January 2008

Pee is what it's all about

The lovely Winchester Whisperer has sent a household meme on to me.
I thought long and hard about it and decided to talk about cleaning up dog pee. This what I have to say on the subject:
1. Puppy peeing on your kitchen floor.
Clean with soapy water to which some Dettol has been added. Never use bleach because bleach contains ammonia and so does urine. So rather than being repelled, the puppy will be attracted by that very spot. You can also add plain vinegar which acts as a repellent.
2. You are chatting to a friend whose adult male dog pees up against your leg.
Establish why the dog is unhappy about you speaking to its owner. Does the dog feel threatened by you? Probably. Put your trousers in the washing machine and wash with soap at 30°.
3. An adult male dog lifts his leg up against your dining room chairs/ your sofa/your standard lamp/your bookcase.
Re-establish who is boss in the house. Is your dog or are you the alpha male or female in your household – in your pack?
4. Your male dog pees on your bed.
Your are single and female and have just invited your boyfriend home. The kissing and cuddling have taken on a more meaningful intensity and your dog feels threatened. Even more so because the dog has been booted out of your bed which he was sharing with you.
5. Your neighbour’s dog pees when you enter his/her kitchen for a cup of tea.
This is especially displayed in submissive dogs and is known in the jargon as “submissive behaviour”. A young or submissive dog approaching a senior member of the group will frequently dribble out some urine and this is recognised as a mark of submissiveness and reacted to as such by a dominant animal. Ask yourself how you come across?
I pass this meme on to: crystaljigsaw, cornish dreamer, violetsvintage, nobody important, round the water through.


Casdok said...

Some very useful advice there!

Rebecca Taunton said...

Definately some handy tips there. I had some giggles too. Thank you for meme-ing me, I shall have a little think and see what I can come up with... ;@)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Brilliant answers to the meme and I love the kitchen floor tip!

jmb said...

Very interesting take on this meme Eurodog. Right now my mind is a blank on this topic. I'll have to think about it. Thanks for thinking of me.

VioletsVintage said...

What is a meme and what am I supposed to do? Help! Thank you, Violets Vintage

Winchester whisperer said...

I knew you'd have some good tips, ED. Particularly like the bed wetting advice.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tag, Eurodog! I hope I don't have to talk about dog pee though. Sparky still does it occasionally, but we blame ourselves these days because she does have the intelligence to whine when she needs to go. Unfortunately, myself and the farmer don't have the intelligence to understand.

I shall do the meme today.
Best wishes, Crystal xx

Mopsa said...

I'm just grateful this is about dog and not human behaviour. And you've also confirmed why I usually prefer bitches!

Ellee Seymour said...

My friend's dog did a poo on my front garden recently, you will have to cover poos next I think. It didn't cause any problems with our friendship. And yes, there are some useful tips here for the pees.

Lane said...

Good advice.

One of ours 'dribbles' when a visitor comes in the door because she gets too over excited. I've found the only thing to do is totally ignore her and ask visitors to ignore her too. When she's calm, she's allowed to join the group. I hope I'm doing the right thing:-)

Great blog btw.

Anonymous said...

I have done my meme!!

Crystal xx

VioletsVintage said...

Hi Eurodog,

The meme was too confusing for me but you will love my latest blog post. It is a happy follow up story about the Michael Vick Pitt Bulls. It will make you happy to see what happened to the dogs who were taken from his property. (He is serving 23 months right now)

Enjoy, Betsy B