Why Do Dogs Pee On Tires? You may have noticed how dogs are particularly interested in tires, and how after sniffing them, dogs strategically pee on them and then leave with a satisfied, “mission accomplished’ look on their faces.
Even if you don’t have a pet, you’ve definitely seen this strange phenomenon out there on the streets. But have you ever thought that why do they do it?
Well, to begin with, they’re free beings and can do whatever they want. Apart from that, there are other logical reasons. So, here’s what happens.
Why Dogs Always Pee On Car Tyres?
Vertical is the easy way to go
Dogs prefer going for vertical level targets before taking aim. And a tyre fits well in that category, just like a bench or a bush. Not only is it placed at a convenient level, it also allows dogs to leave their scent at ‘nose height’ for other dogs.
Perfect to mark their territory:
Like I mentioned above, this is also how they leave behind their scent for other canine friends. It helps them mark their ‘area’ effectively. Like, “Hey! FYI, I’ve been there.” Dogs are extremely territorial animals by nature. This is all part of their social status game. I’m sure it’s a lot of fun.
Another reason why this works is because the scent lasts much longer on a vertical surface as compared to a horizontal one.
An enticing blend of scents:
Tyres gather many scents as they run around town. Imagine all the stuff scattered out there: garbage, food, excretions by other animals etc. It is all picked up by the rubber, which in turn attracts dogs wherever the cars are parked.
Dogs can sniff out a soiled tyre from far away using their super smelling powers. Interestingly, as cars move around, these spots are re-marked by new dogs, and so on.
So, by the end of this, we can conclude that Dogs love tyres, sorry Dogs love peeing on tyres 😛