We are watching my brother's 1 year old, black female while he has taken his family on vacation. She is completely house broke, or so we're told. We have had two episodes of her either getting very excited or nervous and peeing all over the place. Yesterday, we took her to my mom's house (she goes there often) and she promptly ran inside the house and peed in my mom's office. This morning when SU went to let her out of her crate, she stood up, butt wiggled and peed all over, then fell in it, rolled around and shook. :-\ I'm guessing it is just because she is excited, but I'm not sure.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to help with this? Or any other thoughts as to what may be causing it? Riley did this when she was a small pup, but grew out of it really quickly. Is this just something that she too will grow out of? My brother nor his wife mentioned anything about it. Thanks in advance!
This is called submissive urination, it is usually exhibited by an underconfident dog. Try to not get her excited, when you pet her do it on her sides not on top of the head. Crouch down to her level so she isn't feeling dominated.
Brigetta also does submissive urination. Once she gets comfortable in a new environment she's ok.
Teresa, mom to Brigetta and Prudence
Lucy did this on greet in any new situation or meeting a new friend for over a year before it subsided. The best thing to do is not scold or punish her and keep greetings as low key as possible.
never scolding here.* I wouldn't think of it.* I know it's not her fault...it's just going to make the next few days a little more adventurous than we had planned.*Originally Posted by mollyrock
Great advice from everyone! Thank you.* Hopefully once she gets used to our house a bit more we will see less of it.*
oh gosh, it didn't cross my mind and I never got that impression that you were doing that..I was just putting out a general blanket response to submissive urination.
Completely understood.Originally Posted by mollyrock