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Old 10-25-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Frank pees when he gets excited, help I'm frustrated!

You have all been so helpful here at the DOGFORUM So I knew who to ask for help with this problem.

Frank (whose pictures you can see under dog pictures thread named Frank) is now 5 months old. He could not be a better puppy BUT he pees when he gets excited and sometimse when he thinks he is in trouble. We do not hit him but we use a stern voice for anything he should not be doing. This mostly happens when someone comes to the door or we meet someone on the street or if people are playing with him(not too often). I brought him to my ex-work place, I made sure he peed outside before we went in but as soon as he saw them he peed. I don't get mad at him when he does this, I just clean it up and go on. The vet said he will grow out of this. The pet store told me it will get better after he has been fixed. When will this stop? What should I be doing to help him? Are there other threads/sites that I can read to better understand this?

Please help as I am frustrated. Frank loves people as most dogs do and I want everyone to be able to enjoy him as much as I do.

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Old 10-25-2007, 12:54 PM   #2
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neutering won't help that's for sure.

the more he gets socialized the better he'll get.

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Old 10-25-2007, 12:57 PM   #3
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Hi JoniPoniExpress-some dogs DO that! And yes it can be very annoying. It sounds like submissive urination, especially when you say he does it when he thinks he is in trouble. This is hard as heck to deal with, because any correction only makes it worse. We had the same problem with Sophia, although she was already full-grown when we got her. About the only things I have found that help are to ignore it, try to avoid situations that make it worse (like don't get him overly excited), watch your tone of voice carefully so as not to be too stern and set it off, and praise him a lot to build his confidence. Sophia grew out of it, hopefully Frank will too.
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Bruno had this when he was little.....it is submissive urination. They will out grow it but main thing is to keep everything low keyed when greating the dog.
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My dog, Paci, also did this when she was younger. Most dogs grow out of it, although some don't. eb is right: the more chances she has to get socialization the better, neutering will change nothing for this type of urination. And I will repeat what's been written before, don't scold her for this type of urination, keep meet & greets low key, clean up and move on. I'm sure Frank will out grow this. Just keep a paper towel handy.

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Your pet is very young, it will grow out of this. The more socialization it gets the quicker it will get better. Take him with you alot, walk with others or near by and just keep everything as said, low key. He is being a good puppy and will grow up. I had a female do this, I ignored it and she is the best dog I might have of 7 adults. She grew out of it, just was so excited when she saw me especially she really dripped. Do not worry in time it will quit.
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Most dogs will grow out of it. I agree more socialization will help. In the meantime, I would avoid stern voice corrections as they seem to be the trigger. Try to redirect your dog from doing whatever he's doing when you want to correct him instead.

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Thanks so far for all the great advice!

I just wanted to clear something up. Frank has not urinated because of discipline for a few weeks now, it happens more when meeting people. Personally (but I'm no expert ha) I think he is well socialized. He goes everywhere with us and we have many people coming to the house. I thought he was more socialized than most dogs. I will def try to socialize him more and try to keep tyhings calm when new situations & people come up. Thanks for the advice, I look forward to hearing more!

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Colbi always used to pee when anyone would walk in the door when she was a puppy. He will grow out of this as his bladder gets stronger. In the mean time, if you do not like to clean it up, maybe you could bring him outside and greet whoever it is out there. I am no expert either though.
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When new people come to your house, I would make him sit/stay calmly & quietly on leash to the door on their arrival. I would ask them to pass by him & go into another room & have a seat. I'd take him immediately outside & wait for him to "go". Then, I'd bring him back inside to greet your guest.
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