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    mrszogs Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    May 11, 2005, 02:59 PM
    Inapropriate urine
    I have a doxie puppy who urinates when she is excited. I previously had a adult female who did the same. Yet my sister's male does not do this. By excited I mean when someone comes over who she likes or when I am trying to pick her up but she thinks she is in trouble. Is this a problem with just females? Any one have any suggestions? :confused:
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    May 14, 2005, 07:54 PM
    My Jack Russell does this quite often... mostly when you bend down to take her leash off but has done it in excitement too. Doctor took battery of tests... no bladder/urine problems. It's a behavior problem most likely and hard to train... been trying for over 2 yrs now :(
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    May 14, 2005, 09:11 PM
    This is submissive urination. Many males are that way too. The trick is to build self confidence. Start an obedience program. As you praise her for success, she feels competent. The dogs see all the
    People and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in
    The pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members
    Outrank the 4 legged ones. You can learn to play the role of top dog by
    Reading some books or going to a good obedience class. A good obedience class
    Or book is about you being top dog, not about rewarding standard commands with
    A treat. Start at Depending how young she is, you may or may not be able to find a suitable class. A young puppy maybe on schedule for shots, but shots do not always take. It is not safe to take them around strange dogs. The younger you start obedience training, the more quick the dog learns. I start the day I bring home a 7 week old. The younger the dog, the shorter the sessions must be, only a few repetitions at a time.

    Playing tug of war and losing helps too, Careful with a Doxie. They can easily misunderstand who is who as they get a little older. In the end, you take the rope or whatever, and put it away.

    Does she have a crate for her den? The dog may be
    Happier in its den than loose in the house. It relaxes, it feels safe in its
    Den. It rests, the body slows down reducing the need for water and relieving
    Its self. Dogs that have been crated all along do very well. Many of them
    Will rest in their crates even when the door is open. I think the plastic
    Ones give the dog more of a safe, enclosed den feeling. They are harder for
    Dogs to open too. Metal ones can be put in a corner or covered with
    Something the dog can't pull in and chew. Select
    A crate just big enough for the full grown dog to stretch out in.

    Leave it some toys. Perhaps a Kong filled with peanut butter. Don't leave
    Anything in the crate the dog might chew up. It will do fine without even any
    Bedding. You will come home to a safe dog and a house you can enjoy.

    Accidents and damaged possessions are the fault of whoever was watching the puppy. When you are watching it, immediately correct it as soon as it goes for anything except its own toys. In a quiet, but firm voice ''Bad dog, its name drop!''. Gently remove what ever and replace it with one of her toys. Later hold eye contact until the puppy drops it.

    A dog that has not been crated since it was little, make take some work.
    Start just putting its toys and treats in the crate. Praise it for going
    in. If you have been able to trust it with any bedding, put that in the crate.
    Feed it in the crate. This is also an easy way to maintain order at feeding
    Time for more than one dog.

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