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Are you currently struggling with your dog’s submissive peeing? Are you beating your head against the wall trying to even put a label on this unwanted behavior?
Submissive urination in dogs can cause unwanted stress for you which can trickle down to your dog which will likely make the problem worse so it’s important to figure out what’s causing your dogs submissive urination so you can learn how to prevent it.
Let’s start with Webster’s definition of submissive: submitting to others
Dog submissive peeing tends to happen if your dog is overstimulated or fearful. It is an involuntary loss of control that can be triggered by a variety of things we will address. It is actually a common issue and is more common in young dogs or puppies or seniors.
Causes of Submissive Urination in Dogs
Dog submissive urination can be frustrating and it might be hard to differentiate between submissive urination and housetraining issues. Here are some common causes of dog submissive peeing:
- Your dog is stressed or scared
- You are greeting your dog
- Your dog is being reprimanded
- Your dog is overly excited
- Your dog is being approached by a stranger