I have a 13 month old chi x that we adopted from her previous owners at 9 months of age.
Holly is a quiet & loving dog but has a few odd traits. She is in good health & is now at a healthy weight (why do people think small dogs should be fat?
She has a habit of peeing nervously whenever you reprimand her, try to teach her something or even pay her special attention.
She seems to be a very nervous dog who also has a huge desire for attention. If I call one of the other dogs she will immediately jump up & get right in my face almost blocking the others from having any contact.
For example anytime I try to teach her to sit (we expect the dogs to do this before being fed) she gets nervous & pees herself, she also did this when I tried to put her up on the armchair tonight to take a new photo of her.
All in all she is a lovely dog, very tolerant of my 3 young children & gets along well with all our other pets, in fact she gets on with the cats better than our 18 month old chi x who has been with them since she was a pup. From what I understand her previous owners worked all day & left her locked in the back yard & I have a feeling she slept there too because she was not toilet trained. She has now come into a home where she is either inside with us or in a yard with 3 other dogs where she can see all the goings on of the street & she gets to sleep in comfort in our bed.
Has anyone got any ideas on how to curb the nervous wee & to help her get past this anxiety?
P.S. Sorry for the ramble!