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Today was the first time Roxy has ever done it! What can i do about it and how do you stop it?

Edit: I dont know if it is submissive or not but she does it when she gets excited like when i came home from the gym she was happy to see me and when i came over to greet her she peed a little bit.. so i guess that doesnt mean it is submissive... IM CONFUSED!
 

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That submissive.......what you have to do is learn how to act like its no big deal that you are home....I know that is not as much fun. :wink: but if you act lo key then she may stop. Get her a friend :D
I am sure there are old threads on here with info
 

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Here's some helpful information and tips! :)

Submissive Urination

Submissive urination occurs when a dog feels threatened. It may occur when he’s being punished or verbally scolded, or when he’s approached by someone he perceives to be threatening to him. It’s important to remember that this response is based on the dog’s perception of a threat, not the person’s actual intention. Submissive urination may resolve as your dog gains confidence, but you can help build his confidence by teaching him commands and rewarding him for obeying. You should also gradually expose him to new people and new situations and try to make sure all of his new experiences are positive and happy.

Your dog may be submissively urinating if:

• Urination occurs when he’s being scolded.
• Urination occurs when he’s being greeted.
• Urination occurs when someone approaches him.
• He is a somewhat shy, anxious or timid dog.
• He has a history of rough treatment or punishment after the fact.
• The urination is accompanied by submissive postures, such as crouching or rolling over to expose his belly.

What to do if your dog has a submissive urination problem:
• Take your dog to the vet to rule out medical reasons for the behavior.
• Keep greetings low key.
• Encourage and reward confident postures from him.
• Give him an alternative to behaving submissively. For example, if he knows a few commands, have him “sit” or “shake” as you approach, and reward him for obeying.
• Avoid approaching him with postures that he reads as dominant, for example:
  • Avoid direct eye contact. Look at his back or tail instead.
    Get down on his level by bending at the knees rather than leaning over from the waist and ask others to approach him in the same way.
    Pet him under the chin rather than on top of the head.
    As you approach, present the side of your body to him, rather than your full front, and avert your gaze.
• Don’t punish or scold him. This will only make the problem worse.
• Until the problem resolves, you might want to protect your carpet by placing a plastic drop cloth or an absorbent material in the entryway where accidents are most likely to occur. Alternatively, you can purchase “doggie diapers” at your local pet supply store.

Excitement Urination
Excitement urination occurs most often during greetings and playtime and is not accompanied by submissive posturing. Excitement urination usually resolves on its own as a dog matures, as long as it isn’t made worse by punishment or inadvertent reinforcement.

Your dog may have an excitement urination problem if:
• Urination occurs when your dog is excited; for example, during greetings or during playtime.
• Your dog is less than 1 year old.

What to do if your dog has an excitement urination problem:
• Keep greetings low key.
• Don’t punish or scold him.
• To avoid accidents, play and greet outdoors until the problem is resolved.
• Take your dog to the veterinarian to rule out medical reasons for the behavior.
• Until the problem resolves, you might want to protect your carpet by placing a plastic drop cloth or an absorbent material in the entryway where accidents are most likely to occur. Alternatively, you can purchase “doggie diapers” at your local pet supply store.
• Ignore him until he’s calm.

I hope this helps!! :D
 

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Thanks Cooper! She has excitement urination so i guess i will just have to wait it out!
 

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You're welcome! You might want to put this site in your favorites: http://www.ddfl.org/tips.htm ... they have lots of great tips on different subjects that may come up in the future - I refer to them for just about everything! :D (That's where I got the above information.)
 

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yea that site helped thanks cooper! i used it the first time you put it up moak does it but not liek he used to. i'm starting to know who and when he'll do and i just tell them to back off for a min.works wonders and my carpet and bed,clothes,etc thanks you for saving them from being pee'd on! :wave:
 

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paris sometimes does that when we have a guest and she greets them :? but i think it's getting better , it's been a few months since i saw her do it

kisses nat
 

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Jamoka's Jem said:
yea that site helped thanks cooper! i used it the first time you put it up moak does it but not liek he used to. i'm starting to know who and when he'll do and i just tell them to back off for a min.works wonders and my carpet and bed,clothes,etc thanks you for saving them from being pee'd on! :wave:
I'm so glad I could help you keep your things pee-free!! :lol:
 
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