If you read the title of this post and thought that I really taught my dog to pee in a bowl than there is something the matter with you.
Wait, maybe there’s something wrong with me because I titled the post that way to trick you into thinking that I taught my dog to pee in a bowl.
Either way this is a post about how I got my dog to pee in a bowl.
It’s your fault, you asked all about it in the last post and now you shall know.
The dogs peeing in a bowl has nothing to do with them or their hidden talents.
It has to do with my hidden talents. You know the talents that you don’t talk about at parties. The talents that you keep to yourself because you would never tell the public that one of your very few talents in life is catching dog pee in a bowl or a ladle.
This is a learned talent.
A talent that I learned at work.
Yes, I am the vet tech that catches your dogs pee when they are having peeing issues. You don’t want to do it. The vet doesn’t want to do it. So I have to do it.
I am the one responsible for catching the pee that is needed to diagnosis your dogs peeing problem.
In rain, snow and sleet I am there to catch the pee.
If I miss my opportunity to catch the pee it is my fault.
I have to be quick and I have to be accurate.
If I do my job correctly, the dog doesn’t even know I’m there.
Unless of course you have a closet pee-er. Then you’re on your own because I don’t have all day.
So my dogs don’t even know I am there. They have no idea that they are peeing in a bowl.
I can fill you in on some of my secrets if you want, but don’t tell anyone because then I’ll be out of a job.
1. Know what you are dealing with. Are they a squatter or a leg lifter?
2. Use a big soup ladle for squatters. It fits better under them.
3. Little leg lifters are tough because sometimes they put their leg down really fast and if your not quick they will step in the bowl, which is messy.
4. Know the signs. Some dogs do a little dance before they pee. Some dogs sniff. Some dogs try to sneak a pee. Always be one step ahead of them, or behind them, or on the side.
5. Don’t stare. Be aware but don’t stare. They know your watching.
6. Watch out for dogs that like to pee on top of something. This is Leroy. He likes to get inside the bush and then pee which makes it hard to see where he is actually peeing and causes leaves and other things to fall into the bowl, which if I am collecting pee for medical reasons is not very diagnostic when I have tons of bacteria in it from free falling debris.
7. Be cautious of misfires. A misfire would be kind of like an estranged squirt of pee. Misfires happen and you get pee on your hand. Don’t be alarmed, pee washes off. Unless of course it’s winter and your wearing gloves, then just throw them away.
I hope this clears up some of the questions that you had on how I got the dogs to pee in a bowl.
Oh and by the way, the deer have been staying away from the garden and my peeper plants are coming back to life!
Thank you to everyone on the tips on how to keep the deer away!
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