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Puppies Have Poor Bladder Control
Puppies pee when they get excited. It could be greeting beloved people, or getting pats and cuddles. Your puppy’s bladder empties if they think it’s wonderful. The muscles that control emptying the bladder are not fully developed for these puppies. Control will come with time and physical maturity.
This may seem like a housetraining issue, but if your puppy is only having accidents when they are full of enthusiasm, you know this is excitement urination. There are puppies who can’t seem to control their emotions. Many health issues can affect a puppy’s urination. It is important to get a clean bill of health from the vet before moving forward if your puppy is peeing at inappropriate times.
Excitement Urination Needs a Calm Approach
Your puppy should grow out of urination, but you can still treat it. Take note of your puppy’s behavior. Is it greeting people or playing with a toy? Whatever activities are too much for your puppy, those are the things you need to work on.
If you can, take those activities outside. When your puppy piddles, that will reduce your clean-up. Second, make these activities low key. If you want to keep your puppy calm, stay calm. If your puppy pees during greetings, keep your body language relaxed and quiet. You might have to ignore your puppy for the first few minutes until they can handle your attention.
Your puppy can be taught to manage their emotions. It is possible to teach impulse control with exercises like waiting for a treat or not rushing out of a crate. Lying down or going to your mat will be exercises for relaxing. Rewarding your puppy for calm will encourage a more laid-back attitude. For greetings, you can teach your puppy to sit or lie down.
Dogs Communicate With Pee
Some puppies are excitement pee-ers. For some it is all about communication. It is important to remember that pee has a different meaning for dogs than it does for people. Think about dogs sniffing the deposits of urine on fire hydrants. Dogs use pee to communicate. Dogs will engage in a behavior known as submissive urination where they use submissive body language along with peeing to tell other dogs they come in peace.
The submissive dog will hunch down, tuck their tail, and sometimes even roll over and expose their belly where an aggressive dog might bare their teeth and raise their hackles. Allow the urine to flow. Humans don’t see this as an appeasement gesture, but the other dog knows it is. You might think that your puppy is telling you that you’re in charge.
Your puppy is not doing this on purpose. It is an attempt to keep the peace. This is more likely in dogs that are shy or nervous. If you don’t get to the root of the problem while your puppy is young, it can carry into adulthood. It is a good idea to get your vet to rule out physical issues before you start treatment.
Submissive Urination Can Be Treated With Confidence Boosting
Increasing your puppy’s confidence is the best treatment for submissive urination. Proper socializing is an important part of that. Make sure you introduce your pup to different people and environments in a positive way. Go at your puppy’s pace. There are tasty treats and other rewards.
agility is a great way to build your dog’s self-confidence. Although puppies shouldn’t be on full-size equipment, puppy-appropriate agility skills like tackling a wobble board or walking on the narrow surface of the dog walk can teach them they can handle anything that comes their way.
It is important to respect what your puppy is telling you. A negative or harsh response will make the problem worse, as your dog will feel like you haven’t gotten the message. Quiet your interactions with your puppy. Don’t stare or approach your puppy from over their head as that can be threatening. To kneel down to your puppy’s level, turn to the side. They can be put under the chin or on the chest.
Tips for Successful Greetings
Whether the problem is excitement or submissive urination, the following tips will help your puppy have dry greetings.
There is a Stay calm. Don’t punish your puppy for accidents. Your puppy isn’t doing this on purpose.
While you modify the behavior, use a dog diaper or belly band to help contain accidents.
Guests and family members should all use the same calm greeting protocols. The faster your puppy’s behavior changes, the more consistent everybody is.
There is a With frequent walks and toilet breaks, keep your puppy’s bladder empty.
Enroll your puppy in a class. That will build confidence for your puppy as well.