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Are you currently struggling with your dog’s submissive peeing? This can usually be a huge concern for a new dog owner that has not had any experience with this in the past. I hope this article will give you a few tips if you have a dog who suffers from submissive peeing.
First of all, submissive peeing is usually more prevalent in females than in male dogs. Now here is the good news and at the same time for some people is the bad news. Most dogs will usually outgrow this problem by the time they are 2 years old.
But what can you do to try to fix this problem before 2 years?
My first bit of advice to a dog owner with a very submissive dog is, NO BABY TALK. It seems like the more submissive a dog is the more baby talk the owner uses. If you quit the baby talk you have a great chance at eliminating the submissive peeing.
Typically it’s not quite that simple but people do get the desired results just by correcting their own behavior and eliminating baby talk.
I know of an 18-month-old Doberman that was owned by a young marine that was attending the local university. He really loved the dog however he lived in an apartment and each afternoon when he came home the dog would meet him at the door and before he could do anything she would empty her bladder all over the carpet.
The dog was adopted by a trainer and within 30 days the submissive attitude was gone and so was the peeing. This was a fantastic high drive dog that was able to be trained and placed with a police department in Texas as a drug/tracking dog.
People said well maybe she was being mistreated by her owner. That is far from the truth. This was a very happy, well-socialized dog that was quite visibly attached to her owner but simply could not control that submissive, excited peeing.
The trainer working with this dog within a very short period of time was able to eliminate the submissive peeing by simply talking to the dog with a voice of authority rather than as if it was a baby.
So, if you have a dog that is experiencing submissive peeing and you see that you are using baby talk try to talk in an authoritative voice and see if it helps.
This would just be the first step to try but if it doesn’t work you might want to see the help of a trainer so you don’t have to wait for your dog to simply “outgrow” it.