I have a 4 month old Boxer Mis puppy she loves attention carrides and does not bark, i have her housetrained to where she will bark or whine when she needs out, but for some reason when she doesnt want to lets say go for a walk and i call her to come to me. The second i come up to her she acts like the did soemthing wrong and squawks on the floor, she also does this when she gets excited like when i come home to let her out or when anyone else comes home. Is there any way i can stop this habit of peeping when she is happy or will it just stop by itself. Please help me thanks Patrick
Well, what do you do when she does it? To me, it sounds like submissive urination. It may work itself out as she gets older, and it may not. Some breeds are prone to submissive urination, it seems more common in females than males in my experience.
I had this same problem.....and I was told the best thing to do about it..... absolutely nothing for the time being. Punishing of any type of even yelling at the dog may make this problem stay. one thing you can do is, when you first get home, ignore the dog for a few minutes. Dont make your coming home a big deal. The dog will eventually get less excited and tend to not pee.
Ya she is a female, when she does it i take her outside to show her that she is not suppose to urinate in the house but rather outside, when i try to not pay attention to her when i first get home she tends to think im mad at her b/c when i open her crate she does not want to come out and eventually ends up peeing on the floor b/c i didnt let her out, and if i pick her up while she is in the crate to take her outside to go pee the second i pick her up she starts peeing.
When i try to give her a treat she at first is very shy, then comes up takes the treat and goes into the other room to eat it, after she is done she just comes back to me wacking her tail asking for more lol
Not yet i wanted to know if there was any way i can stop her from doing this, she comes out sometimes, she gets mad at me easily especially when its raining outside and i make her go out to go pee lol. She loves car rides though, i take her almost everywhere, she doesnt really react to other dogs or cats or people. If they come up to her she will lick them, but she doesnt make an effort to go see them. She is trained on the leash now and i taker her for walks alot when it doesnt rain lol and she is also submissive and goes right to the ground if u put your hand on her back or want to rub her belly.
I suggested puppy classes because professional trainers might be able to offer some advice or suggestions on making her less submissive. It sounds like the rest of her training is going very well though!
I had/have the same problem with my female Boston Terrier who is almost THREE. When I come home and if I go find her...she acts like she did something wrong, gets all nervous, rolls on her back, and will dribble. I have learned I need for her to find me and come up to me before I find her. And what also helps is when I walk in the door I call for her in a happy high pitched tone. It makes her think... mom is happy so I know I didn't do anything wrong. It really is not her fault when she pees in the house b/c you are right, she is 100% house trained. Its just a weird quirk about her. I almost think she feels she did something wrong b/c I left her in the house alone for that period of time. Like she was not privledged enough to go with me that time. Boston's and Boxers are VERY SIMILIAR and I think it is totally normal your boxer does this. One other thing I do is I make sure she finds me on the kitchen floor rathen then carpet so if there is a mistake its very easy to clean up. Don't be discouraged. I think you have a very loyal dog that really cares about your feelings and only wants for you to be happy with them.
i had the same problem with my golden mix until he was about a year and a half old. he would be so excited to see me that he would pee everywhere so when i came home my mom would let him out of the house to greet me so he wouldn't pee all over the house. he would also pee when ever he saw my dad. if my dad walked into the room stosh would crouch and pee. with him i believe it was a confidence issue. the more i socialized him and obedience trained him the more confident he bacme around different people and the issue resolved itself. he would also hide behind me if someone wanted to pet him. once he matured he was very friendly with strangers and would seek them out.
what the dog is telling you when he/she pees like this is that you are the boss and the dog is submissive to you. that's what she's saying when she looks like she has done something bad, too, and crouches down. it's dog language for "okay, i know you are in charge and i'm low on the totem pole." when she does that just ignore her to not reinforce the behavior, and do a training class.
My cocker did this when she was a pup. I was told to ignore her when you first come in the house, this way you can put your purse and keys down and then when you go to sit, she will come to you and will have settled down. I did this for about 3 weeks and she was cured.
Whe puppies are submissive like this do not lean or bend over the top of them to them it is a sign of dominance so kneeling or crouching is better or when you get home or take her out ofher crate take her outside immediatly that leaves less timefor herto pay attention to you and go where she needs to and yeah dont make a big deal whe you get hom that you are there just calmly open her cage and say wanna go outside and if its not raining out she will probably go rightout tis worked for 2 female pitbulls good luck
Thanks for all the advice, i ignored her tonight when i first came home and she came up to me and i took her outside. There is another problem im having alot of times she does not want to go outside, or once she is outside she does not want to come back in and just paces back and forth with her tail in between her legs thinking she has to come inside because she did somehting wrong, i have tried to lure her in with treats but it doesnt always work. She does give me her paw now when i try to wipe her feet. :)
Growing up we have boxers female and male. Some of our females would do the same thing. We would just tell her no, not in a mean or loud voice and take her ourside and eventually it stopped. I have noticed that they grow out of it annoying yes permenet no