I have two male Cocker Spaniels and both squat and pee like a girl. My older dog Frodo (yes, big LOTR fan) is a year and a half and he still doesn't lift his leg to pee. He just squats. It's funny as hell. Now the younger dog Bilbo (that was my wife's idea, I actually thought it sounded too close to Frodo and would confuse them, but it hasn't) is six months and he just does whatever Frodo does, so he squats too. My question is: do male dogs learn to lift their legs to pee by watching other dogs or is it instinct or something that they start doing as they get older? Anyone else with a male dog that does this or rather a female dog that lifts her leg?