|10-11-2013 03:28 PM|
My dog had the same problem, she'd pee anytime she got too excited. I made sure to ignore her for a few minutes when I got home so she could settle, then I'd take her right out for a pee.
I agree about doing lots of socializing, but also advocate for your dog. Ask people not to pet her until she's calmed herself, and don't let them get her all worked up if/when they do pet her. If they can't stop themselves then I'd just walk away.
She sounds like a real people lover
|10-11-2013 02:34 PM|
|selzer||No, she's intact. Its not all the time now, so it is improving. I am ignoring that it is happening, so that I am not increasing the problem any. She is a very happy, very gentle, very fun, very affectionate puppy that leaks a little bit. I am not concerned about it.|
|10-11-2013 01:09 PM|
Is she fixed? The leakage could be hormonal I had a friend with a dog about the same age that did it till she was put on hormonal supplements for a few months at around that same age.
|10-11-2013 01:02 PM|
The big thing is you can't allow strangers to pet your dog when they show that kind of crazy. It reinforced the behavior and her getting peed on for it was a good example of cosmic justice. It's tough with puppies because everyone is so crazy to pet and excite puppies even when they are displaying behaviors which go from cute as a puppy to horrifying as an adult.
You want to try to avoid situations where you are pulling the dog away from something it wants because that creates frustration and builds desire for the object the dog is fixated on. The dog reaching the desired result just reinforces the pulling behavior more.
At that age the best way to go is desensitization. Find a jogging path and sit the leashed pup down with you while they are hungry and when joggers come wave a high valued treat under the pups nose and make it (run) from him. As soon as he gets it whip out another and repeat till the joggers are gone.
You are going to be competing for attention so you have to make it a high energy fun event. Make him chase that treat like it was a toy. If you are having issues competing with the joggers back him further away from the joggers and try again or use more energy or a higher value reward like little pieces of steak. Another option is to make sure he is hungrier.
For situations where you don't have a treat or item to distract the dog and you couldn't avoid the pulling event pull up gently on the leash till his front legs are off the ground. As soon as he goes to sit or stops pulling immediately release the pressure until he tries to lunge again. Then resume the upward pressure till he stops. Do it with a flat collar pref a thicker one. Remove the puppy from the situation when he is no longer pulling. That being said you have a puppy and should always be ready with treats or toys to redirect or reward desired behavior.
|10-11-2013 07:10 AM|
a dog has to be prepared for the real world. a jogger, someone riding
a bike, skate boarder, a child passing, bus, car backfires, school kids
running pass, etc. a dog shouldn't react. in order to have a sound dog
in these situations we as owners have to train and socialize.
|10-11-2013 02:14 AM|
I agree with the other posters, she needs more socialization with people. Also, something that was taught during a K9 course that I attended was that the emotions of the handler travels down leash. During the course of that training, that really seemed to ring true. When the handler was anxious the dog in turn appeared anxious and did not follow commands as fluidly as when the handler was relaxed. Just food for thought.
|10-11-2013 01:13 AM|
She is still young and is still learning.
What I'd really like to see is some protocol for joggers, they should not run up directly to a dog, in a few months your dog may view this as a threat.
|10-10-2013 11:22 PM|
LOL! Yeah, it's embarrassing, but so much better than being aggressive. Try to not have a heart attack about excited urination, and it should stop on its own.
More exposure to people, and always make her sit first. Usually boys will pee on people, as they point and shoot -- just the location when they are squatting, if the pee comes out, it will hit a front leg or a shoe, while girls the pee usually just dripples downward. Ah well.
ETA, my girl is eight months, she still leaks when I bend over the baby-gate to pet her and hug her, just excited. So far when I am out with her, it isn't a problem. I am waiting patiently for this phase to end.
As my trainer often tells me, puppies are defective, they leak.
|10-10-2013 09:47 PM|
intoduce her to a lot of people. take that time to teach her how to
meet and greet. don't wait untill it's time to walk to run into people.
set up situations.
teach your dog to heel and to loose leash walk. if you don't know
how to that find a trainer.
|10-10-2013 09:43 PM|
So I just went to take my Sam for a walk around the block, as we are walking a lady comes jogging behind us and sam gets super excited around strangers, so i stopped and moved to the side with sam and made her sit. The lady starts to get closer and sam starts going nuts crying and trying to get to the lady. Im expecting the lady to keep running but she stops and goes to pet sam (which made her go crazy with excitement) shes jumping all over the lady and crying like crazy thn boom. she happy pees on the lady.. i was so embarrassed. So i really want to know how to control Sam around strangers so she doesnt jump on people or get to excited so that this situation doesn't happen all the time. She also pulls like crazy.. So any help would be nice! Thanks (btw she's 3 moths old going on 4)