We have posted pictures before, but this is our first question. Ellie, our 4 month old yellow lab gets so exicted when people first enter our house that she pees (sometimes just a dribble). Any suggestions to get her to stop this? Other than that, she rarely has an accident inside.
Jayda (3 1/2) was an excitable and submissive pee-er. She grew out of it on her own by the time she was 1. She very rarely has an episode of it now and if she does it is generally outside. Haven't had an indoor one in a very long time. Best thing is to ignore it.
Bailey used to do that to. We used to call it "happy pee". If he'd been in his crate a few hours, we knew he had to go and he was always so happy to see us, we just learned you always greet Bailey outside.
Now it only happens on rare occasions (if he's been inside all day and he's really happy to someone). Now we just feel like we are very special when he writes his name for us when we greet him. "Did he write his name for you?" ;D
This is fairly common. SOme friends of mine have a Golden Retriever and when I was over there yesterday she got excited and kind of dribbled. They ignored it, except for cleaning it up when she couldn't see...It will go away in time...
Lizzie our yellow 7 month old used to do this, we ignored and socalized her alot more (had lots of people over) as a result for the past two months or so she hasn't done it. She still gets very excited when people arrive though..
Don't make people or dogs coming into the house an excitable thing. Sometimes we enable it by coming home and saying "HI" in a nice high voice and getting excited to see our puppy. If you come home and teach your dog to sit to great people and other dogs then maybe it will bring down the excitement and they won't pee.
One more thing, make sure your visitors don't make it a big thing either. It is ok for you to tell your visitor not to get all jumpy around your dog when they walk in. Tell them what you are doing and MOST people will understand.