always peeing happy or sad

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    Hello, I am wondering if it is normal for my dog to pee (Just a little) everytime she gets excited or when she is in trouble and I may scold her she will leave a small puddle. I kind of think its normal because she is 4 years old and has done it ever since she was a pup. Although she is housebroken She is inside alot of the time and doesn't have accidents except for this. Is there anyway for me to stop her from doing this. I get fustrated at her but know she doesnt mean to.
     
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    Well, I don't know how to stop her from doing it (somebody else will help you with that one) but I do know why she does it. What she is doing is called subbmisive urination. She is doing that to say, "Hey! You are the boss! Not me!" And I also know that scolding her for 'wetting' will only make the problem worse because she will think, "Oh my! He is mad! I have to piddle to make him happy because I'm being subbmisive!"
     
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    I don't scold her(Muchaca) for wetting because I know she can't help it but it is just getting really old and fustrating. She even does it sometimes when she comes to the kitchen to get a treat. I am just getting tired of cleaning up after her. But other than that she is wonderfull. My little dog (Cooper) also does it just not as much.
     
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    Sometimes spayed females will "leak". My guess would be that if she's spayed, she's not intending to perform ritual urination, but that the damage caused during her spay has caused her to lose just the teenyist bit of control, and that's why she does it. I had a Doberman with the same problem. As she got older it got worse, and she would leak in her sleep. But she never meant to pee inside.

    All you can do is reign in your own emotions, and buy cheap rugs. Just tone down your behavior a little. Dogs who submissively urinate tend to be sensitive and intelligent, and they require a lot less communication to get the same message. A look can get your point across as much as raising your voice, and the look might not cause a mess.
     
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    What CreatureTeacher said.

    To stop a dog from peeing when it gets excited, figure out what's causing it to get excited, and make those times less exciting. The most common times for pee excitement are when you come home, and when you get ready to take the dog for a walk. When you come home, ignore the dog for 10 minutes without making eye contact. You should really be doing this for any dog, IMO. If she's peeing when she sees you grab the leash to go for a walk, grab the leash 20 minutes before going out, and put it on her, 10 minutes before going anywhere.

    The submissive peeing, when it's in trouble, is to show you that it's not a threat. ie, "Look, I'm not a threat to you, don't get mad, see I'm peeing just like a little puppy would do." Basically, you just have to curb the scolding and try and make yourself seem less threatening. Don't stand over the dog, looking down on it. I fostered a cocker spaniel mix that had that same problem. It tests your patience for sure. Find ways to correct her bad behaviors using only positive reinforcements.
     
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    Creatureteacher- she is spayed so that may explain some of it and she also seems to be really smart, but aren't they all ;) anyhow, it just gets anoying with both the dogs.

    Homelessdog- Its really really hard to ignore the dogs. They have more uncontrolable excitment when they see me than my own kids. And when I have to go somewhere they always want to go. It seems that the dogs never have anything better to do than to hand out with me. So I get just as excited as they do.
     
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    He he. They're a lot smarter than most people think they are, that's for sure!
     

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