Hiking to pee is not always an inate behaviour in male dogs. It tends to be more secure dominant males who hike first to mimick marking their territory. We have 3 males dogs, one of which hiked from the beginning on his own at about 8-9 months of age, the other 2 have learned by imitating the first. We once owned a female bulldog who was always exposed to male dogs and also hiked her leg when she pee'd :shock: My suggestion would be to expose him to other male dogs, its good for his socialization anyhow. He's more likely to copy the behaviour this way, if not some male dogs will never hike. Good luck, he's a real cutie pie.