Submissive urination…I can't take it anymore!!!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Ninteenthchance:  Ok, take him outside a LOT more. He can’t pee all over your house if his tank is dry. Treat him like a child that needs to be potty trained. My mom would wake me up 2 times a night to get me to go to the bathroom when she was getting me out of diapers. That mess worked. Take your dog out OFTEN and don’t let him/her back in the house until she or he has done her business. Associate a word or call with this. My mom has a little sing song thing she does “EveryBODY let’s go POTTY” It’s ridiculous, but for some reasonm the dogs love it. They jump up, run to the door, and pee the second they get outside. I dunno man, it just works.

 

Secondly, why is your dog so scared?

 

Thirdly: I’m sure you’ve seen it already, but have you read this “dog whisperer” article?

http://www.cesarsway.com/dog-training/the-basics/Submissive-Urination

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I assume you’re doing the behavioral things that are recommended in the link below

http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/submissive-urination?page=3

It takes work to set them up to succeed.   When they succeed they get more confident, with confidence they’re less likely to submissively urinate. 

Obedience classes are often a great help, and having everyone in the family consistenly follow the above ‘rules’ helps too.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Ninteenthchance:   If you love your pet, you’ve got to understand that getting rid of him will make the problem worse. You might not have to deal with it anymore, but the dog you presumably care for WILL continue having problems, and he will continue being scared.

 

Keep working on the dog. How long have you had him? How long have you been trying to correct this behavior? What actions have you and your family members (and guests) taken?

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Ninteenthchance:  also, are you saying you left your dog home alone for a week? Or are you saying that for a week, during the hours no one was home, he was not crated or locked in a room or something?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Ninteenthchance:  so what exactly have you guys tried, training wise?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Ninteenthchance:  but what sort of body language are you exhibiting when the dog urinates?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

And what do you do when he DOES urinate? How do you handle it after the fact?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Have you been training with treats and postive rewards? 

Also while it’s great that the dog has learned commands, part of obedience is being in a class – around other dogs and people.  If you can look for one where the trainer has had experience with submissive dogs that would be great, it may mean that for the first couple of classes you and your dog are kind of alone practicing in one corner of the room and just very gradually working into the class so as not to overwhelm him. 

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