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04.01.2019

Dog Behaviour, ‘Weeing when greeting visitors…’

With visitors coming and going at this time of year I thought it might be helpful to discuss
‘Weeing when greeting visitors…’
Yes yes this may be a tad embarrassing for you the owner but
this can be Submissive or Excitement Urination.
For this issue, PUNISHMENT WILL MAKE WORSE NOT BETTER!
Excitement Urination - It’s like, ‘I’m so excited I peed my pants!’
Particularly in young dogs who haven’t developed their muscle control so gets better over time. Take your pup for more frequent walks to empty his or her bladder. Try to always greet calmly or not until he or she calms down.
Clean up the mess and ignore the action.
Submissive Urination -
Again more common in young and also female dogs but also your young dog will be showing what are called ‘Appeasement’ signs - lowered body - flattened ears, rolling over as well as licking and looking away. It is good to approach these dogs in a quieter, gentler way, from the side.

Again, if urination does happen, do not react verbally or physically, just calmly clean up the mess if need be, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend.

Admin - 14:02:33 @ Puppies, 'Tis the Season', Visitors and your Dog

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