my dog pees whenever i try to put her leash :-(

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Sounds like fear or submission urination to me. Has she ever been hit with a leash? Has whomever owned her before you ever hit her with the leash? Has she ever been tugged harshly because of frustration/pulling/etc?

I would start working on boosting her confidence and trust of the leash.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

Is your dog a smaller breed?

We have had a couple of small dogs who would get SOOOO excited to go for a walk, that they pee a little on the floor. They would pick up on signs that I was going for a walk. (putting shoes on, getting lead etc).

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I agree that it sounds like a fear reaction. She may just have had a bad experience outside. To stop the peeing when you put the leash on you should try keeping it on you and just clipping it on, giving her a treat and then taking it off again. You can give another treat after this. Do this in diferent parts of the house at different times and her fear of the leash itself should decrease. Then you will need to work on her fear of going outside. Try to make it the most positive experience possible. Good luck!

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