By Eleanoro from Williamston, SC
First off, do not greet here loudly. A calm, gentle, hello and a pat on the head will let her know she is loved, but won't get her so excited, as to cause her to pee. Maybe teaching her to sit, before the greeting will help, as well. In time, she will most likely stop doing this. But, my vet told me when I had a terrier mix do this that there was a possibility that she would never get over it. Don't scold her or yell at her, as this will only increase the problem.
Orally dash of willards water and/or colloidal silver. No none, forget it, corn wheat or soy (allergens). Clean up? citrasolv. hugs, Vicki
|Please let my start off by saying that this a really great board and I value you all for your opinions greatly. I have a 6 month old female shih Tzu, who is a really great dog except for one small thing when she gets overly excited she pees on herself (vets says she is as healthy as a horse). Take tonight for example, hubby walked as usual, where she peed twice and did poop once, she came upstairs and started running around with the cat and before you we knew it she peed on the sofa, all within a space of a 20 minute time period once she came upstairs, do you guys have a reason as to why she might be doing this and any suggestions on how to stop it? |
|RE: Excited Dog Peeing in the House||08/23/2004|
|Our dog does the same thing! Someone suggested we try changing her food (she's a beagle). It did not work. It is random, all over, sometimes once a day, sometimes 7 times! Look forward to seeing feedback!|
|By kathy (Guest Post)|
|RE: Excited Dog Peeing in the House||08/23/2004|
|Most dog trainers would tell you to go back to house training from the beginning. Crate your dog, TAKE her outside immediately after her nap, eating, playing, before bed and when she wakes in the morning. Tell her "what a GOOD dog" she is when she does eliminate outside and ignore it when she has an accident. She is still very young and probably hasn't learned full control yet. It will come but she needs practice.|
|By Randiann. (Guest Post)|
|RE: Excited Dog Peeing in the House||08/23/2004|
|Our dog is 4 years old and he has been peeing when excited or scared (putting on Advantage, told to get off the couch) and when people come in. Our vet said that a lot of dogs do not outgrow this., it is a "sign of subservience". Nothing we have tried has helped. Our vet recommended that we have his urine tested and there was nothing wrong with him physically. But we love him so much we just tolerate his little 'piddles' and so do our friends!! We have noticed that he seems to do this to several certain people that he knows well and not just anyone who comes into the house (unless he senses I'm frightened then he growls and wets!!)|
|By Sas-E-Sheri (Guest Post)|
|RE: Excited Dog Peeing in the House||08/29/2004|
|Don't make a fuss when entering or leaving the house. Say a quiet goodbye and act as if nothing out of the ordinary is happening. This is a simple matter of being over stimulated. Don't make a big fuss, and kiss and hug when you come home, gently pat the dog and say hello and walk off. Many breeds get overexcited in a normal day, they don't need any extra excitement!|
|By Robyn (Guest Post)|
|RE: Excited Dog Peeing in the House||10/06/2004|
|I have a 14 month old cocker spaniel. I've had her since she was 4 months. And she has the same problem with peeing. Every time I come home she jumps up and down and runs all around. And when I lean down to pet her she goes pee all over. Sometimes sprinkled everywhere or just one big puddle. I was told that I should not touch her until she has calmed down and I have taken her outside to go to the bathroom.|
|RE: Excited Dog Peeing in the House||01/27/2006|
|I too have a 4 month old shih poo who continues to pee pee anywhere at anytime. I went to purchase the much needed apparel and found it to be too costly. Now i have found a working solution for yahtzy and myself. I purchased infant diapers, cut a hole for his tail. This solved the problem. When i take him for his walk. Or he is in his playpen and also at bedtime no diaper. Only when he is free to run and play in my home. This has also been great for rainy days when it is impossible to go out! Good luck! ( Be sure to measure the length that needs to be covered, in order to get the right size.)|
|By JUDY (Guest Post)|
|Giving a dog that was not properly housebroken or trained a diaper to wear, not only perpetuates the problem, it encourages it. Here's the REAL solution to the problem. My dogs did this for months after our move to our new home. |
When family and friends come to visit, instead of petting and playing with your dog, they should ignore the little guy for several minutes or until he has calmed down. Once he's standing or sitting serenely, they can try some placid petting. They should start with slow, even strokes paired either with silence or soft, soothing speech.
If the pup lets loose at this stage, the petting session started too soon, was too exuberant, or lasted too long. Petters should gauge his behavior. If the dog starts to wiggle and squirm in excitement they should quickly remove their attention and treat him as if he doesn't exist. Then as soon as he's still, they can reward him with petting.
Expect immediate accidents the first few times because your dog is used to his old routine: friends, greet excitedly, and urinate. But, surprisingly, if all greeters stick to the new routine, the piddling problem might be solved in only a handful of sessions. Meanwhile, if you fear for the safety of your family's floors, you can hold the first few sessions outside.
|By Joy (Guest Post)|
|RE: Excited Dog Peeing in the House||02/23/2006|
|I have found that whenever a guest comes over or the dog is excited because someone is here, she pees as well. |
A good solution is to just ignore the dog until he or she has calmed down, then pet it. After about 2 months of doing this, the problem should get better!
|By dani (Guest Post)|
|RE: Excited Dog Peeing in the House||03/01/2006|
|We are fostering a dog who was abused in the past. If anyone including me and my husband go near her, she pees. It doesn't matter how much she pees outside. She is housebroken. When she needs to go she lets us know by waiting at the door.|
|By Jennifer (Guest Post)|
|RE: 3 year old dog peeing in the living room that cannot be locked||03/10/2006|
|Did you really mean that the dog was trained to pee in the garden once a day only? If yes then no wonder the dog is peeing in the house! Hopefully this was a mistake in your typing!|
|By Simone (Guest Post)|
|RE: Excited Dog Peeing in the House||03/11/2006|
|I'm not sure I could stand to have dog pee all over my house. How about asking a trainer or handler at one of the pet stores or on-line for advice. This is not, I repeat not, normal. Submissive urination could be a factor. Answers are out there. Diapers are not the solution except maybe for a very old, beloved dog who just can't help it. We have raised house dogs for years and never had one we couldn't reliably housebreak. Even if the advice from a pro "seems" cruel try it for 3 months.|
My 13 week old puppy pees a lot when she gets excited, mostly when you just get home or just let her out of her kennel. I don't know how to get her to stop. Any suggestions?
Shannon from New York
HELP ME, DOUG (06/10/2006)
By linda potvin
However, how do I reprimand him. We tried crating him...he ate the door lock and destroyed the cage. We put him in a separate room, he peed and pooed all over that room. I think he can't stand to be locked up. He used to go in the cage no problem but since we moved...different story.
How do I reprimand him? Right now, when we come home and he has peed we take him outside to the back yard but I don't th ink that is working.
We live in a duplex, that is a little beyond are means right now, and all the carpet is light beige. I can't afford to have her wet on the carpet! I have punished her for the wetting, and she will roll over onto her back, exposing her belly to me. She normally whines when she has to go out, but didn't on the occasion in my kitchen. She just sneaked in there when I wasn't looking - so it seems intentional. (Also, we have 2 of our own dogs. They are all trained not to go into the kitchen, so she has picked this up as well and knows not to go in there.)
Is this something that we can work out of her, or should we let people who are interested in her know that she may never outgrow this? (12/04/2006)
Just remember it is not cruel to not act excited over your dog for a few minutes. (03/07/2007)
By Shorty Jack
We have a 4 month old Chow Chow pup who we have tried all the tricks in the trade book to get him to stop peeing and pooping in the house. he spends his nights in the crate and he is good at not peeing in there. He spends most days in outside, but as soon as he gets int the house, he goes to the same spot and either pees or poops. we have tried Miracle spray but it doesnt seem to help. I dont know what to do at this point. Please help. (03/13/2007)
What to do and what causes this (07/07/2007)
She doesn't really feel confident about what's going to happen next so by peeing she is basically saying "I am just a puppy, please dont hurt me" It's not something she thinks about doing, it's instinctual.
Don't worry, it doesn't mean that you have been unkind to her--she just lacks confidence.
For the things that she is getting excited about, like letting her out of the kennel. Give her a few moments to get used to you being there, don't make a fuss over her and then calmly open the door of the cage as though you were doing something normal. Turn your back even and speak to her in a calm everything-is-alright voice.
I am not a fan of kennel training at all, I prefer positive reinforcement. I know, for some people their carpets are more important than their animals. I am not one of them but I am not here to judge.
Notice how she acts in different situations where she pees and consider ways you can help her increase her confidence in these situations. Think like a puppy. She's still just a little kid.
Let her know everything is cool and dont make a deal out of it if she does pee at inappropriate times. Reward her when she does pee where you want her to. Be the calm one and your dog will learn from you.
Know that the most important thing is that she loves you.
It's wonderful having a puppy. So happy for you. (07/07/2007)
My girlfriend fell in love with this dog which is about 16 weeks old. He's a blond lab and he pees every time you say his name.
I just made her get rid of the cat she brought into my house because it wouldn't stop peeing. It would pee no matter what. I tried white vinegar, different cat litters, and everything the vet suggested. So now that cat lives with her mom.
I'm reading this could take a MONTH to break? This dog was afraid of everything. We've only had him 2 weeks but I've managed to make him comfortable and not so afraid.
We have a fully trained Jack Russell that is well behaved.
However, if this is going to take a month, then I can't handle that. I'm stressed out over my dad and I just bought this house. I don't have time to take care of pets and what my girlfriend considers cleaning up I consider surface cleaning and not doing the job fully. If he pees, it needs to be shampooed right away to keep it from soaking in. Some of my floors are hard wood under areas of carpet and I don't want that damaged.
I'm going to try to give him rewards before he has a chance to pee. For instance, if I say his name he'll pee. So I'll show him the treat and give it to him as I say his name. But if that doesn't work and work quickly, he's outta here. (08/02/2007)
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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