Dog Pees in the House When Excited

Some dogs can accidentally pee when they become excited. This is a guide about what to do if a dog pees in the house when excited.
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May 9, 2006 Flag
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I have a 1 year old miniature dachshund that urinates every time my husband comes home. He wants us to get rid of her and I want to keep her. Any ideas?

jgl7777 from Cincinnati, OH

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May 19, 20060 found this helpful

It could be submissive peeing.I had a cockapoo that did the same thing.We found that with him if we kept him in another room where it was quiet until after the "daddy's home"excitement it was much less frequent. They also sell 'Belly bands"that help in keeping the floors and furniture dry (they are washable")

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May 23, 20060 found this helpful

My dog pees when we are outside and someone, ANYONE pays attention to her. Why is that and how can I stop that. It's kinda embarrassing.

Can someone email me at alley_107 at hotmail.com with help, thanks!

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January 28, 20080 found this helpful

My dog has exactly the same problem. She is an Australian Terrier and pees whenever my husband walks in the door. When I come home she doesn't as I ignore her for quite sometime after I get home. I tell my husband to do this but he forgets. She will also pee if she knows I am going to take her for a walk or to put her outside. She will pee if strangers come over and bend down to pat her. I always put her outside while visitors are here for that reason. It can be quite frustrating and sometimes I do yell at her, but I know that she can't help it. I am taking her to vet anyway to see if there may be something wrong with her medically. For now I just have to know her triggers and work around it.

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June 4, 20080 found this helpful

My mini doxie did that when we came home because she would get so excited. We ignore her for at least a few minutes when we come in the door. After she settles down we can pet her and she won't do it then.

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January 16, 2012 Flag
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We adopted two wonderful Poms from a shelter/rescue center. One of them took to the doggie door immediately while the other one is still not there. The problem we are having is that one of them pees when he is happy or gets excited (which is all the time)! What can I do to fix this? I am distraught at this time and if we are not able to get him trained to not pee all over my house we will have to give him back. This is be terrible for both our Pom as well as ourselves as we already love him so much. Any suggestions or have any of you gone through this with success?

By TS

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January 17, 20120 found this helpful

I have heard that it works to turn your back on them when you come in; totally ignore them til they calm down. I just need to remember to do it. I just love it when Fifi is so excited to have me home! Thanks for reminding me! :o)

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January 17, 20120 found this helpful

I would certainly ask your Vet. It is a common problem. I had a friend with a puppy with this problem and it eventually went away. She is a Vet and considered it a sign of a submissive dog and was very pleased that the dog had that personality type (easier to train).

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January 21, 20120 found this helpful

My little Pomeranian use to pee when anyone would come into the room. This is a dog's way of saying "I'm friendly, please don't hurt me." When my little pom would start to pee I would gently put my hand on her tummy, and lift her tummy. She would stop peeing. Do not use words, just stay very calm because dogs pick up on your energy.

Do not scold your dog cause that will make matters worse. She quickly learned that no body was going to her, and she stopped peeing.

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May 3, 2010 Flag
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My 14 week old Chi-poo puppy gets so excited when my dad gets home that she pees on the floor. She only does that to him. Any idea's how to stop this from happening? And will getting her fixed help this problem too?

By Loni from Bella Vista, AR

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May 4, 20100 found this helpful

Saw an episode of the Dog Whisperer concerning this. When you first enter your home, ignore the dog. Do not give him/her any attention until they are relaxed and no longer excited.

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May 5, 20100 found this helpful

Get her fixed no matter what the problem is with her peeing. You do not want a litter of puppies and then wonder what to do with them. All dogs should be fixed.

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May 6, 20100 found this helpful

Please don't ignore her; most puppies do this when excited. Don't worry, she'll soon grow out of it; just enjoy her:-))

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May 24, 20100 found this helpful

I had a Pomeranian who use to pee when people came in the room. This is a very submissive way of saying "please don't hurt me, I'm friendly". I would gently put my hand under her tummy and lift her tummy and that would make her stop peeing. It didn't take long for her to understand that no body was going to hurt her and she stopped peeing. Hope this helps.

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August 16, 2011 Flag
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Is it normal for a Jack Russell to pee when excited? He will pee if you pet him or even talk to him. I do not know what to do, and we have carpet in the house. He jumps on the bed when the grandsons come over and pees on the bed, and gets on the furniture and pees too, what can I do? I love him to pieces but am so very frustrated

By Cindy B

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August 17, 20110 found this helpful

He is showing submission when he does this. They do make doggy diapers if all else fails.

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August 17, 20110 found this helpful

My little Pomeranian use to pee when anyone would come into the room. This is a dog's way of saying "I'm friendly, please don't hurt me." When my little pom would start to pee I would gently put my hand on her tummy, and lift her tummy. She would stop peeing. Do not use words, just stay very calm because dogs pick up on your energy.

Do not scold your dog cause that will make matters worse. She quickly learned that no body was going to her, and she stopped peeing.

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August 17, 20110 found this helpful

My dog used to do this, usually when we come in the house and she was excited that we came home. We learned to ignore her, no touch, no talk, no eye contact, for maybe 10 minutes, then she would be calm enough and didn't pee.

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August 15, 2013 Flag
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My Dachshund is a 2 year old male. He keeps on urinating when he gets excited or if we scold him? I had asked a doctor about this problem and he told me it would go away when became one and a half years old, but it still didn't stop. Please help me.

By Ayush

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August 17, 20130 found this helpful

I had a Pom that use to do this. While she was peeing, all I did was gently put my hand on her tummy and gently lift her to her feet. It didn't take long for my little girl to stop peeing.

Do not scold your little dog. In doggy language they are saying, Please don't hurt me, I am friendly." Believe me this will stop if you do it gently and with much love.

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December 5, 2012 Flag
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I have a 7 month old Dachshund that pees every time someone comes over. He also pees most of the time when he is spoken to. How can this be stopped?

By Karen

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December 6, 20120 found this helpful

Submissive urination is a dog's uncontrollable, instinctive reaction to the presence of another dog or human that they feel is superior or is intimidating to them. It is a subconscious response that cannot be controlled. It is not a housebreaking issue, although it is more likely to happen when the bladder is full. It can often be a reaction to a specific action such as putting a leash on the dog or simply leaning down to stroke him.

Excited urination is different in that a puppy will usually grow out of this reaction. Submissive urination, however, often has to be overcome though training. Dogs read body language extremely well and we, as owners, sometimes give off the incorrect signals, resulting in the dog offering submissive gestures such as urination. Fear, lack of confidence, sensitivity, confusion and nervousness can result in submissive urination in older dogs as well. It can also be triggered through inappropriate punishment, although this does not always have to be the case.

You should never punish submissive urination. It will only make it problem worse. It is important to remember that your reaction and body language to the problem can intensify it, so be sure not to cause fear or anxiety for your dog.

There are many things we can do to minimize submissive urination. The main training goal is to build confidence and to redirect the dogs mind to other actions than urinating when concerned or excited.

Here are a few things that can help.

 Dont punish your dog for urinating.



Don't attempt to reassure your dog or reinforce his actions by saying Its Ok or talking in a sweet voice. Keep quiet but relaxed. Ignore his body posturing behavior.



Familiarize him gradually in small stages with noises, people, and other dogs.

Dont rush him into situations and experiences. Move closer to situations that may concern him only as he shows confidence. The same with noises or any other stimulus that may concern him. Build up gradually.



Do basic obedience training and do it in a way that is not confrontational. Make it fun and confidence building.



Use a crate when you cannot supervise or when you are away. Put his crate near a door that allows him quickly outside to an enclosed area. In this way you can get him outside to go to the bathroom with the potential of avoiding an accident.



Take him out regularly to do his business so his bladder will not build up pressure.



Do not go straight to his crate when entering a room.



When arriving home do not go straight to him and let him out. Allow him to calm down first.



If he has been out to do his business and is once more back in the crate, smile and wave at him in the crate occasionally as you walk past.



When you go to the crate to let him out do so quietly and don't talk to him.



Bend down at the knees to undo the crate and do not lean over it or your dog.



If he urinates dont say anything, get him outside and then clean up without him seeing you do this.



When out in the yard, do not call him up to you but walk slowly around with him. Give him a command to urinate and praise him calmly using voice only when he does.



Do everything slowly and work at making your body language calm and unconcerned. Keep verbal volume low.



Be non-threatening. Dont lean over him but get down to his level kneeling or sitting on the floor. Dont stare at him or show displeasure no matter how you feel. If he is a naughty dog and is not very obedient, put him on a leash the moment he has urinated outside. Find ways to avoid him doing wrong and help him to do right so he can be praised and then gain confidence in you and himself. If you can avoid the situations where he does wrong and put him in situations to do right then you can build more praise into the day and his confidence will grow.



Spend time sitting with him by your side on a leash.



Take him for walks where he can gradually be exposed to the situations that trigger his urination.



Train friends and people you meet to train him. Ask them to only calmly smile and slowly wave. They are to remain calm and quiet, dont stare, stand sideways to him (do not directly face him) and talk in a calm voice with you. If they have dogs, they should keep their dog under control and at a distance. Their dog does not need to greet yours.



Avoid situations and people that you cannot control until your dog is learning to control himself and gain confidence.

Submissive urination is annoying and frustrating, but exhibiting these emotions to your dog only makes it worse. With a little planning and adjusting your attitude, you can minimize and overcome the problem.

Read more: http://www.cesarsway.com/tips/train ... r/Submissive-Urination#ixzz2EKrzYnpT

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September 15, 2009 Flag
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My neighbor has a blue heeler mix and everyday when I go over to her house, he will pee everywhere. I'm guessing he gets excited. It's not just me, everybody, even when she pets him. Is there any way to break him of this or if anyone has any tips I'd appreciate it, cause pee running down my leg is not very pleasant.

Leah from TX

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Excited Dog Peeing in the House

When there is any kind of issue of concern with pets, it is best to consult with the experts (trainers, vets, etc.) Many Petsmarts have potty training classes that are $15 and even free in some places. Our pets depend on us for the best care possible. If we had a child with a problem, we would consult an expert. We should do the same for our pets. (08/13/2007)

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Excited Dog Peeing in the House

I was watching that dog show with Ceasar Millan, and it caught my attention because my pup does the same thing. When my husband comes home, she runs to him and lays on her back and if my hubby rubs her belly or pets her, she lets it all out. Luckily we have tile throughout our house, but I remember him saying that when you get to where the dog is at, you need to kind of ignore it and let it calm down. Then you can greet it when they are not as excited. It seems to work in our case. (11/21/2007)

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