He pees when he's happy. He pees when he's sad. He pees when he's in trouble. He pees when he's scared. I have never had such a peeing dog. Do they eventually grow out of this? Is it something that can be taught? Help!
How old is your puppy? Try not to make a big fuss of him when you come in (I know that's hard to do), and try to get visitors to do the same thing. Don't scold him for peeing, just ignore it, and mop it up. It would help a bit more if I knew a bit more about him. What breed is he? How long have you had him?
He's close to six months now. He's a shepherd/husky mix. I've had him since he was about 9 wks and he's done this since before we got him. I don't fuss, I don't yell or say anything when it happens. I just kind of "huff" and roll my eyes. I don't make a big deal out of it, I was just wondering if it's something he'll eventually outgrow or something that he could learn not to do.
HAHA, my sisters dog has this SAME problem! If she gets to excited she will pee, if she is scared she will pee, even if she is just laying there minding her own business she will pee. But she has gotten WAY better so i think it is just a stage. Not sure though, trying to listen to other peoples remarks!
Duke went through a similar stage and he is just now starting to get over it. He would pee when he got excited or when he thought he was going to be in trouble.
We ignored it except for the time he pee'd on our couch. He isn't allowed up on the couch but he jumped up there and I told him to get down. He just looked at me. So I took him by the collar to guide him off the couch while I told him to get down again. He dug in his heels and wouldn't budge. I had to pull him off the couch and he pee'd all over it. Arrgghh!
I told him "No" and put him outside immediately. But now he is getting better at the pee'ing. He is still stubborn though. He has no qualms about literally digging in his heels!
Although this does not sound as if it's actually out of the ordinary, I might suggest running a urine sample up to your vet and simply having it checked out ensuring he does not have an infection of some kind. UTI infections of one kind or another can happen in pups and many times you never know it because behavior does not change. They just have to go all the time. Granted it's probably not this, however it never hurts to double check.
Sounds like Kayla's song. No, I have the most peeing dog born. And chewing, and barking when she doesn't get her way. She will come right in and or run from you when you start to take her out and go right in the next room and tee tee. Ceasar Malan can shhhhhh all he wants to but it doesn't work on this stubborn yorkie. Maybe there is hope in the future. (I pray) I have even tried diapers.
I got my dog from the pound when he was about 6 months old and he was like that too. The happy pee was the worst! He jump and you would end up with piddle EVERYWHERE! But after a while of ignoring him for the first 10 or 15 minutes when I got home and crate training him, he has gotten a lot better. He still, every once in a great while, will have an oops happy pee but... Other than that his must have just been a phase. Best of luck with getting him outta that habit I remember how frustrating it was for us!
It's all Fun and games until someone loses an eye!
debi79, at this age, I believe your dog could have a bladder control problem, since he's almost 6 months old. It's usually mostly over with at this age, so I would suggest a visit to the vet, as Savannah said. Some dogs are just slower than others at gaining control, but I would check it out anyway. Good luck!