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Im a NOOB here, but i have a 4 1/2 month old GSD. And when we first got her home at about 9 weeks, we tried to keep her indoors. but the minute you let her out of the crate, she would lower her head and get all excited and pee. I live in NC and its been near 105 out lately and i would really like to bring her in when im home but she'll come in and walk around a few times then i'll see her do the same thing. i dont get it but i really would like to know how to help her not do that.. She has nothing to be afraid of, we dont smack her and rub her nose in it or anything, when she does that i just guide her back outside and then clean the mess up with the special cleaner and so goes life.. i guess maybe by not using a sort discipline i may of made it seem like that behavior was okay.
 

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First of all A shepherd is not an outside dog. If you keep her outside all the time your problems are only going to get worse. They need the interaction with the family and should be socialized by meeting other people and trained how to conduct themselves in different situations. Kids, kids on bikes, Other dogs, people walking thier dogs. You have a lot of work to do for sure, You stick around here and ask a lot of questions when you need help and the people here will be more then willing to help out so your puppy grows up to be healty and happy.

So lets start with the problem at hand, peeing in the house. I asume she doesnt pee in the crate or at least you didnt mention it. Have you tried putting her leash on her and taking her out as soon as she comes out of the crate?? If you can get her outside with the leash on before she pees, when she pees outside give her a treat and some pets, make a big deal about it.

When you come back in leave the leash on her and take whereever you go in the house so she cant slip away and pee again. You have to watch her every second so you can take her out before she pees in the house. Each time she pottys outside, treat her and make a big deal of it. It wont be long she'll get the idea and that'll take care of that.

Im sure others will have different ideas and im sure you'll get the problem fixed. And remember, a shepherd is an inside dog!!! dont leave outside all the time or even most of the time. You'll be surprised how smart thay are once you put in the time it takes for training.

Good luck.
 

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Nope totally agree with butch33611
As soon as you take her out of the crate bring her outside (make a big deal when she does go) after she eats and plays same thing
and you absolutely have to watch 24/7 when Not in a crate
 

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This isn't abnormal behavoir for puppies. But it has to be trained and managed, not avoided by leaving the pup outside. This will make things worse because then it's even MORE exciting when the humans show up!

Here's some great sites about excitement/submissive urination:

http://www.perfectpaws.com/excur.html

http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/our_pe..._urination.html

http://www.freedogtraininginfo.com/139/submissive-or-excitement-urinating/

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=1119
 

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I have had the same problem w my now 9 mo gsd pup. PM me and I can tell you what has worked for me and our family.
 
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