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Old 04-18-2005, 07:23 PM   #1
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My yorkie pees all over the person who picks him up when he gets excited. How do you stop this!!!
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Good question! Chai has started to do this and Iwould really like to find a way to prevent it other than having her in diapers constantly.
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:27 PM   #3
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How old is your pup?

Excitement urination is caused by the lack of proper bladder control due to age. A method of decreasing excitement urination is by exposing the situation to the pup as many times as possible in order to make it so common so the situation isn't exciting anymore.

Many puppies will outgrow it.

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toby did this when my parents came over for dinner about a month ago........ it was sooooooooooooooo embaressing....... but my parents have been over since then and he hasnt done it at all, so i dunno
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Tinkerbell did this to my best friend. It is embarassing!!! She also pees all over when we come home from being away from the house for a while. As soon as she runs out of her crate she dribbles all over. I have tried waiting before I let her out, as this was suggested on this board before but it hasn't worked.
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I find that my baby dribbles only when someone comes in using a high-pitched, excited voice, playing with her energetically and saying stuff like, "hey baby, hey sweetheart, etc"....we have been working on this, both by ignoring her for a minute when she comes in, then saying hello in a normal, calm voice, and slow, regular scratching and snuggling...this method can also work on your way out the door to help with separation anxiety...the excitement adds tension, making your pup miss you even more, and be more excited (dribbling) when you come in....She never did this 'til my father-in-law came in acting too excited, which is how he reacts to Scrappy (his Yorkie), who has severe separation anxiety! Oh, and it is important to NOT criticize or punish the pup for this!!
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I have read that if you don't pick the puppy up while it is excited.Wait until the pup calms down before picking him or her up.
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Our Chi used to do this all the time, but we figured with him it was submissive peeing, and when he got older and more confident and secure in his surroundings he stopped. He now only does it when we have him in public, not alot but if you are holding him you will probly end up with a wet spot...
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Zoey is almost 3 years old and still does this occasionally. It's gotten better, but still, if we come home and cheer and get excited ourselves, she tends to squirt more. I've heard the thing about trying to ignore the dog for a little while right after you come home, but Zoey just seems SO EXCITED and seems to just BEG to be noticed...and it just seemed sad to ignore her, so I do say hi is a quiet voice and let her jump into my hands. I hold her, but just not all snuggled up to my chest and face right away...kind of up at my face level first and keep talking calmly to greet her and let her calm down. After about 30 sec, she's good to snuggle and no more squirting!
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My pup is 19 weeks old today
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Tess has this same problem and it doesn't matter if you pick her up or not. If you don't pick her up she'll just piddle on the floor. My sister's dog grew out of this so I'm hoping that Tess will too. It only happens if someone comes over to the house and one other time at PetSmart. The funny thing about the PetSmart time is that the first lady that spoke to her talked in a really high pitched voice and Tess didn't pee. Then a sweet, older lady came and talked to her so calmly and she peed all over my side. (Go figure.)

We've tried the ignoring her and exposing her to the situation, but I can't always predict when someone will come over and by the time they come in the door ... it's already started. Like I said, I just hope she grows out of it. I'm sure yours will, too!
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I've talked with a dog trainer about this problem and she said to ignore the dog for a while . Dogs are very sensitive about our emotions .
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Oh, he is just a baby! He really doesn't have complete control of his bladder yet. He probably will grow out of it in time.

Make sure the dog is calmed down before you pick it up.
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Don't allow strangers to pick your dog up...rather have them come down to them. Or just ignore them...submissive urintation is letting the other dog know that "hey I'm little and I'm not a treat to you". Remmy still does this when he is in a strange enviroment. When I took him to petsmart and a huge lab came over to smell him...he wee weed all over the floor.
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