Adopt & Helpful Tips

Submissive peeing is a submissive gesture that can happen when a dog is over-excited, anxious and/or fearful. You cannot punish your dog for submissive peeing because your dog is not doing it on purpose and cannot help it. If your dog is young, it can sometimes be outgrown.

How do I work on stopping it?

To help dogs overcome this behavior, along with taking some extra housebreaking precautions, you are going to have to work on getting their minds to calm down. Start teaching them canine-to-human respect, take them for daily walks where they are heeling on the lead and not pulling. They have to be following you, not you following them. Teach them to enter and exit all gate and doorways after humans and exercise them by walking them for long periods of time to help them relax and drain their energy. This should help them not pee from excitement. Recognize any dominant behaviors if any are present and work at calmly, but firmly correcting them so the dog can feel secure. Dogs that do not see a clear pattern of leadership often worry about their pack.

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