I'm guessing this is out of excitement and I tell people when they come over to not say hello to the dog for a few minutes to let her calm down but will she stop doing this as she grows older? Click here to add your own comments. Join in and write your own page!
Our dogs. We love them, teach them, dress them up with cool accessories, and wholeheartedly welcome them into our families as the lovable, furry kids that they are. But every so often, they do something that leaves us scratching our heads in bewilderment and wondering, What in the world are they thinking?
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One common problem dog parents have is being greeted by their peeing dog. Yes, this is very common because dogs may do this for many different reasons. Sadly, this is also a very common reason of why dogs are surrendered to shelters.
As a dog trainer for a pet supply chain, I see a lot of people come in for puppy pads. Here's why I tell them to ditch the pee pads. I am a dog trainer for a pet supplies chain, and I wish I could "Caution Tape" off the aisle with the pee pads in it, stick a wet-floor sign in front of it, throw up a ladder with some dangling electrical equipment, and then maybe place a guy in a biohazard suit with a sign that read "Ebola!
Separation anxiety, also known in the dog training world as owner absent misbehavior, is one of the most frequently encountered problems in the world of dog training. Dogs suffering from separation anxiety often whine, bark, cry, howl, dig, chew and scratch at the door the entire time their family members are away. Well-meaning owners often unwittingly encourage this misbehavior by rushing home to reassure the dog, but it is important for the well-being of both dog and owner that the dog learn to deal with extended periods of separation.
In fact, when we adopted the six-month-old Scorgidoodle six years ago her submissive urination behavior was so extreme I awarded my academy students extra credit points if they could greet her without making her pee. Only a few students earned those points the first year. Sadly, many dogs are punished for these presentations of inappropriate urination; in both cases, this is the worst thing you can do, as it is highly likely to make the behavior worse, not better.
Understanding why puppies and dogs pee when they greet in the first place can help address the issue correctly and make a great difference on the outcome. Puppies are blessed with high metabolisms compared to adult dogs. This means that they produce a lot of urine quickly and they don't have great storage abilities.