Submissive urination is defined by sudden urination when a dog feels threatened. This may occur when someone is greeting the dog (with direct eye contact, forward posture and leaning over the dog) or punishing him, either verbally or physically. Excitement urination occurs most frequently during greetings and play.
Submissive urination is most common among dogs with the following characteristics:
Excitement urination is most commonly seen in the following scenarios:
While some puppies grow out of this behavior, others need help from us! The following techniques can get you and your dog on the right track:
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