jack russell peeing

by Annette
(florida)

My jack russell pees if he is petted or get over excited is that normal.

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Jan 03, 2012
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Submissive peeing
by: Tanya

Hi Crystal,
Dogs who submissively urinate when are excited will usually outgrow this as they mature. However there are definitely some things you can do about.

Find out some things that trigger this excitement urine and then it is your job to take the excitement out of these situations. So for example, if your Jack submissively pees when you come home, take the excitement out of that situation by coming into the home quietly and ignoring the dog and not petting him until he is calm. Sometimes dogs don't how to react to certain situations and by taking the "need to react" out of equation can help a lot. When you do greet your Jack (after ignoring) make sure you use a calm even voice and get down on his level (sideways, not looking directly into his eyes because that can be threatening to a dog). Make sure all family members are in on this and do the same.

Do everything you can to boost your dog's confidence. As he becomes more confident, he may feel less of a need to display extreme submissive behavior. Obedience training is a great way for a dog to build confidence because they are learning and performing new things (as well as getting rewards such as treats and positive feedback for a job well done). Socialization at training classes, dog daycare, at the park, or just going with you on errands and to visit friends can do wonders for your Jack's confidence.

Jan 02, 2012
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Submissive peeing
by: Crystal

Hello. My JR is doing the same thing. He constantly tinkles when he is excited. The problem is...he's always excited. I'm constsntly cleaning up pee when i see it. I'm worried about the pee i don't see. I'm starting to ge a little frustrated. Any solutions???

Oct 21, 2011
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Jack Russell peeing
by: Tanya

First things first - it can never hurt to double check with your vet to make sure there isn't an issue with bladder control (not sure how old your dog is).
That being said, this sounds like your dog may be "submissive peeing". He pees to show that he is happy and relieved that you have returned home. That's why it is important that when you return home or are in situations where your dog could potentially be revved up - you turn down the volume a bit. So when you return home, ignore the dog while you put everything down and maybe 5 to 10 minutes later greet him. Don't get him excited or riled up by using a high pitched voice. Use a very calm tone.

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