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Offline MParlier

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Submissive Urination: How to control it.
« on: April 17, 2009, 08:04:28 PM »
Submissive Urination: How to control it.

During excitement, young dogs often spontaneously urinate. They have no control over this and sometimes do not even realize it has occurred. Other dogs may urinate as a sign of submission in the presence of another animal (or person) that they consider dominant. Submissive urination is sometimes seen in puppies or young dogs that have been abused. However, many puppies that have submissive urination are perfectly normal and from good backgrounds. These types of urination problems seem to be caused by either a lack of neuromuscular control over the bladder or by previous treatment that frightened or intimidated the puppy.

Owners should try to determine what actions or events cause the involuntary urination to occur. For some, this will be easy. Excitement or sudden movement toward the puppy may cause her to urinate. For others, it might be something as simple as direct eye contact. Many puppies urinate when you bend over them, so instead, kneel down to their level. Whatever the cause, do your best to eliminate these situations or actions. Most puppies will outgrow this behavior by six months to a year of age, especially if we let them mature through this stage of their life in a gentle and calm environment. Be patient. When an accident occurs, do not make a fuss.  Clean it up and forget it.

by:   Race Foster, DVM
Marty Smith, DVM
Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc.



~AM Murphy, Flying W Farms (B: 1.23.05 ~ Rufus & Kady) CGC, Therapy Dogs International, Inc., RIP 8.22.2016
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Re: Submissive Urination: How to control it.
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 08:35:55 PM »
:bump:
~AM Murphy, Flying W Farms (B: 1.23.05 ~ Rufus & Kady) CGC, Therapy Dogs International, Inc., RIP 8.22.2016
~Epileptic GSD mix Annie (B: 10.4.04 ~ adopted 5.06) RIP 5.17.08
~EM Frankie (B: 11.11.01 ~ adopted 10.07) RIP 10.28.09
~Epileptic AM Brody, Orion Farms (B: 9.11.09 ~ Merlin & Pandora ~ adopted 4.2.10) RIP 6.15.13
~EM Maggie (B: 10.17.05 ~ adopted 12.06) RIP 12.1.2013
~Chihuahua mix, Daisy (B: approx 2003 ~ adopted 11.09) RIP 1.31.2014

*You get out of a dog only what you are willing to put into it.

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Re: Submissive Urination: How to control it.
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 05:57:37 PM »
I've recently completed a puppy training 101 class. I had the same issue. Although we haven't been able to try it yet (due to children not wanting to... Lol) she said to not greet the dog when you first walk into the house.
I only greet them outside. When I get home I let them out of the crate and they run to the door. They know I'm not going to let them until we Are outside.
She also said that when they start it, don't look at them or pet them. Turn around and don't pay any attention to them. Continue to do that everytime they do it. She said in between the 2 they will figure it out

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Re: Submissive Urination: How to control it.
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2014, 07:34:15 PM »
This is a good topic as it is a very common issue.  Good response, marty!  :thumbs_up: I think that makes perfect sense!
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