Why Does My Puppy Pee When She Sees Me?

22 12 2008

agility-springer-of-the-yearEarlier this month, a reader e-mailed me about a problem she was having with her Springer Spaniel puppy.  Basically, anytime her puppy saw her, she would get so excited that she could not contain herself, and she would pee wherever she stood, sat, etc.  This seems like a pretty cut and dry case of submissive urination, but there are some steps we need to take to rule out other potential issues.

Submissive urination is a problem common to a lot of puppies, especially the exceptionally energetic ones.  This problem occurs when your pup is just so happy to see you, she simply releases her urine.  My first suggestion in this situation is to rule out any physical problems.  Read the rest of this entry »

Why Does My New Puppy Pee When She Gets Excited?

5 12 2008

excited-puppyOver the holiday weekend, I was asked via e-mail about an issue that someone was having with their fairly young puppy.  Anytime they walked into a room, the puppy would get so excited by it, she would pee, no matter where they were.

They hit the nail on the head when they recognized that it was due to her excitability factor.  Puppies think that everything is GREAT!  Read the rest of this entry »