You’re probably thinking something else.. but I am talking about Fiona’s brother, Frankie. We say “The F Word” to describe Frankie so Fiona won’t get excited. If she hears his name, she will run around the house looking for him.
Frankie stayed with us over the weekend while his parents were camping. Although Fiona and Frankie are siblings from the same litter, they are very different (and I know that Frankie’s parents would agree with me). When they are together, they turn into true terrors and all of the “cute sweetness” quickly disappears. So I made sure that they got plenty of walks and ran outside a lot. In some ways Frankie is a rather dominant dog, he likes to stand on you if he can (he also LOVES to tackle Fiona and stand over her) and he has the habit of marking everything when he goes outside. I kept telling him to just pee on the grass, but no, he had to roam the yard and mark everything…. INCLUDING MY LEG!!!!!!!!!
Now, lets back up.. when we were going for a walk a few months back, I noticed a large wet area on my leg. After playing detective and smelling the area, it was determined to be pee. Yes, while I was unaware, Frankie peed on my leg. By the time I noticed it was too late to do anything about it, but since that time, I am more aware of where Frankie is and what he is doing.
This time when he tried to peed on me, I addressed it without even thinking. I growled “no” and he found himself on his side and human standing over him. He stayed like that for about 5 minutes. I don’t think any pee got on my pants (good thing I wasn’t wearing shorts) and I hope that made an impression on him. Then, later that evening, he peed on Fiona. I remember meeting their father and he also tried to pee on Fiona, but Frankie is neutered and is still behaving this way. He is such a sweet dog and is usually really submissive and obedient so it’s interesting that he would be behaving in such a dominant way.