Submissive Urination - 8 month old
Cosette is the most amazing dog. She is the most intuitive and intelligent dog that has ever been a part of our family. I am absolutely and utterly in love with her.
Here's the problem: With me, she loses too much confidence. If she thinks I am upset with her, she will wet herself.
She is an extremely confident dog otherwise. I am not tough with my dogs... I am naturally a type A, but I mostly use positive reinforcement methods. How do I handle this without being toooo soft? I've trained 9 dogs so far... and she is by far the brightest, but also the most sensitive.
Are there any confidence building exercises?
I spoke with a GSD breeder, and she said that it is normal for some dogs for their first year. Anyone else experience this?