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So Piper is about to be 4 months next weekend...and she has been doing awesome!  She is so smart and is doing really well with potty training.

The only problem we have been having with her, is that when she gets excited...she pees!  Its usally just dribbles, well sometimes alot of dribbles (its never a steady stream of pee)...but it happens when she sees someone she hasnt seen in a while..or even someone new.  She even did it with my husband the other day when he came home to let her out of her crate before I did (I guess because I am usually the first one she sees in the afternoon, and she was so excited to see him first)

Most of the time it happens outside, which is ok...except when she ends up peeing on someones foot  :roll:

But sometimes if someone comes over the house who she hasnt seen in a while, she just cant contain her excitement.

When it happens in the house, we take her right outside and she goes potty...so she knows she has to go outside.  

Is this just a puppy thing? Or is there a way to train her not to do this?


Piper and her BFF Layla
 

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If you don't get excited to see her right when you walk in the door she won't get excited. A friend of mine at the same problem with their dog and their obedience trainer told him to not make a big deal about coming home. When you or your husband come home don't make a fuss over her right away. Ignore her while you come in a take your shoes off and get settled and then show her affection once you are settled and when she is no longer in an excited state. As well tell visitors the same thing. We tried the same technique with Phoenix because she would always jump up on us when we came in the house and that has stopped because we don't make a big deal about seeing her right when we walk in the door.
Hope that made sense.  :D
 

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Yea, that makes perfect sense.  I will try that! Thanks for the advice!
 

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I know it sounds bad to ignore her and it was hard for me to do. We "ignored" Phoenix for about 5 mintues after we came in and it quickly stopped her high level of excitement when we first came home.
 
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First off I wanted to say that the picture up there is TOO cute.  I love the above shots like that.

But about the excitement peeing thing, I was going to say exactly what Smack83 said.  Don't get excited to see her.  Ignore her.  Hard as it may be it will probably help.

I try not to get excited when I let them out of their crates because they get all spaztic.  If I stay calm they will too.  

Good luck!   :)
 

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Yea, don't get her excited.  My boxer before major used to do that every once in a while, like if we came home from vacation and he hadn't seen us in a long time, or all the time my two aunts who have high pitch voices used to get him all excited and he'd pee.  But if you keep her more calm and make her sit when you walk in the door and then praise her it usually works.
 

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Also do a search on "submissive urination" there have been a few threads sort of recently about this topic, and you can find some additional info on what to do about it ;)
 
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