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With Christmas coming up and the potential for more visitors in your house, I thought I’d discuss,
‘Dogs 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 THIS WORSE NOT BETTER!
Excitement Urination - It’s like, ‘I’m so excited I peed my pants!’
Excitement urination is seen 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 your dog calmly or not until they have calmed down.
Clean up their mess and ignore the action.
Submissive Urination -
Again more common in young and also female dogs but your dog will show 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 from the side (less threatening) and in a quieter, gentler way.
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 & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.
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dog trainer operating in the Hamilton, Waikato and Tauranga area's of New Zealand
dog behaviourist / dog behaviour specialist