Submissive urination occurs when a dog feels threatened. It may occur when they are being punished or verbally scolded, or when they are approached by someone they perceive to be threatening. It’s important to remember that this response is based on the dog’s perception of a threat, not the person’s actual intention. Submissive urination may resolve as your dog gains confidence. You can help to build confidence by teaching them commands and rewarding them for responding. You should also gradually expose them to new people and new situations and try to make sure their new experiences are positive and happy.

Submissive Urination

Your Dog May Be Submissively Urinating If: What To Do If Your Dog Has A Submissive Urination Problem:

Excitement Urination

Excitement urination occurs most often during greetings and playtime and is not accompanied by submissive posturing. Excitement urination usually resolves on its own as a dog matures, if it’s not made worse by punishment or inadvertent reinforcement.

Your Dog May Have An Excitement Urination Problem If: What To Do If Your Dog Has An Excitement Urination Problem:


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