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Hi, my problem is the following. KC pees on the floor everytime she sees me or anyone else. she did not do that before and started doing it. I wrote to Leeburg and they said it migth be an infection and thats ruled out. We believe it has to do with dominace. I go down on her level lean back and pet her under her chin.

Did anyone else have that problem with their GSD?

My two Altdeutsche Schaeferhunde don't do that. Just my female. We really need some help from the pros. Thanks. Jens and Danielle
 

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Yes, I know the problem. Overe here, it is called subservient incontinence (sp?). You are absolutely right that it has to do with dominance: but not on her side!

She tries to make herself as meek and subservient as possible, that's why she pees.

I am not a behaviourist, but I would ignore this. Do not get angry, and do not praise her for this. As she gets older, she'll get over it. But it would be a good idea to talk about this with a trainer at a club. Maybe he can give some tips about heightening her low self-esteem.
 

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I know I said never to let the husband use the computer... but he snuck on at work.

Can someone delete those two other posts of his? Please!
 

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She seems happy. Head up, tail wagging and peeing. More like an "I am so happy to see you, I can't help myself"
We don't punish her. We have never beat her. And she doesn't do it all the time, about 50-50. She does it to strangers too. She isn't leery of other people as she will run right up to them and pee/happy dance.

We really hope she outgrows this as she is a really smart girl. But dh is short on the liking her for peeing all the time.
He went to print off a bunch of papers about submissive peeing. But anything we can do to help KC get over this the better.
 

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Originally Posted By: KCandMaceShe seems happy. Head up, tail wagging and peeing. More like an "I am so happy to see you, I can't help myself"
We don't punish her. We have never beat her. And she doesn't do it all the time, about 50-50. She does it to strangers too. She isn't leery of other people as she will run right up to them and pee/happy dance.
That's exactly how Dena was! She has always LOVED people, and when we were out on walks if she even heard someone's voice in the distance she'd look around to find the person and then try to drag me over so she could meet them. And pee on their shoes.


She did eventually outgrow it, although she still loves people. I figured she just didn't have a lot of bladder control yet, and got really, really excited, and oops, out it comes! We just made sure that if people were coming over they met her first outside so we could empty her out, and then let her in the house. It does help if you can get people to ignore her until she calms down, but that's not easy when you're talking about an adorable puppy.
 

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Ignoring her hasn't helped really.
Even after an hour of someone being over and them saying something and going to pet her she will trickle. Not really approaching her as she will be there with us but petting her as she is sitting next to them. And yes she pees and sits at the same time.

I am glad there is hope for outgrowing it. And for having tile floors!
 

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I am having the same prb. Any health issues have been ruled out. I also have the hope of her outgrowing it as well. Let me know if you have any luck.
 

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My 10 month old male urinates when my two sons come over. He gets really excited is happy to see them. He seems to be getting better so I just roll with the punches. Also I try to have him outside when they come over so they can greet out side and then come in the house, LOL!! If I am prewarned.
 
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