excited peeing

Posted by mustang71
Aug 27, 2008
I have a year old spayed Great Dane who pees when she greets anyone including myself and my husband. She is fully house trained but just can't help herself. Any ideas besides ignoring her as that doesn't work.
Posted by eyeluvdogs
Sep 2, 2008
Thank you for your post. Excitement urination occurs most often during greetings and playtime and is not accompanied by submissive posturing.

Excitement urination usually resolves on its own as a dog matures, as long as it isn’t made worse by punishment or inadvertent reinforcement. If you believe there could be a congenital or disease related problem, causing this behavior please contact your Vet.

How to distinguish Over-Excitement Urination

- Urination occurs when your dog is excited.

- This is particularly so with greetings or during playtime.

- Your dog is less than 18 months old.

Dealing with Over-Excitement urination

- Keep greetings low key.

- Don’t punish or scold her for her inappropriate elimination.

- To avoid accidents, play and greet her outdoors until the problem is resolved.

- Until the problems resolves, you might want to protect your carpet by placing a plastic drop cloth or an absorbent material in the entryway where accidents are most likely to occur. Alternatively, you can purchase “Doggie Diapers” at your local Pet Store.

- When arriving home, ignore her until she is completely calm.

- Any accidents should be cleaned up with a pet odor neutralizer. If your dog tends to urinate in the same place when you could try using the odor neutralizer, waiting for it to dry, then feeding your dog and playing with her on this spot.

- Let your dog out more often whenever you have extended play sessions, there are lots of house guests, or any change of routine that can cause over excitement.

I hope this helps. Best of luck!