For years, it’s been common for us to ask why dogs pee on fire hydrants. Is the hydrant of fire a form they recognize? Is there anything about fire hydrants which attracts dogs towards them magnetically? Does it relate to the fact that fire hydrants spray water and cause the dog to urinate?
While the dogs do pee on the hydrants, the cause is not related to the hydrant itself. It’s all about marking your territory. Dogs (mostly male dogs) will pee on hydrants, telephone poles, or almost anything to let others know where they were. In the wilderness, dogs pin their territory on rocks, trees, or any vertical surface. By designating a higher point, they elevate themselves themselves to assert supremacy.
Because it is their instinct to establish their territory with urine, the only fire hydrants they have access to are when dogs travel down a sidewalk in town. The hydrant is not unique; it is easier for dogs to use. And as soon as a dog has peed on something, every other dog must urinate there too. It isn’t like dogs are looking for a fire hydrant that looks for “rest” signals when we need to go.
That Nevertheless, because of their use as urinals for dogs, fire hydrants have become iconic icons. Without passing through a type of pet item in the symbol or reflecting a fire hydrant, you can not search for a pet store.
Many shops, for example, provide a plastic fire hydrant for outside usage as a container with a deck to hold Fido’s dog food or toys. Then you have a bunch of hydrants, some that chuckle even while your puppy is playing with them. There are hydrant cushions for your pet, fire hydrant-shaped doggy clean-up bags, and dog-colors with the pattern of a fire hydrant that can be linked to your dog’s leash for simple poop scooping as you go on.
There is now a solution to the enigma of dogs’ appeal to red hydrants.