Submissive Peeing in Dogs: Stop this Nasty Pekingese Habit

 


Submissive Peeing in Dogs: Stop this Nasty Pekingese Habit

If your beloved pet pees when he gets excited then you are not alone. Submissive peeing in dogs occur when your pet takes on a submissive pose and urinates when you approach him or when you greet him. Though this can be witnessed in dogs of any age, this is most common in young female pooches. Most dogs would outgrow this habit perhaps because they would become less excitable during encounters or even develop greater urinary control as they become adults.

Take on an assertive or bold approach by standing over your dog, patting him or reprimanding him verbally would make the issue worse. This could elicit as a response of fear, particularly if the dog has been punished in similar situations in the past.

Submissive Peeing in Dogs

Submissive dogs pee when they are greeted, when someone approaches, when they are punished, and when there is a history of rough treatment or punishment after peeing; this is common in rescued dogs. This is also a common reaction with shy, anxious, and timid dogs. To fix this problem, avoid scolding or yelling at your dog after it has peed. Instead, try building its confidence by teaching it simple commands (sit, stay, come), and reward your dog after each success. The same applies with teaching simple tricks (roll over, fetch); go with the reward and praise route.

You will also want to approach your dog in non-dominant postures. Avoid direct eye contact, approach from the side, and crouch down to your dog’s level. When patting your pooch, go for under the chin rather than the top of the head. Keep all greetings low key, and when the dog does pee, simply clean it up without fuss and go away. Do not forget to reward and praise your pup when it pees in the appropriate place.

Source: About, http://dogs.about.com/od/dogtraining/qt/submissiveurination_petmd.htm

Preventing Excitement Urination

  • Ignore him. Ignore him completely until he has calmed down. If every time you arrive home he would pee due to excitement, then ignore him each time you enter the house. Do not look, speak nor pet him until he has completely calmed down. This may take around 20 minutes or more.
  • Acknowledge when calm. After he has calmed down and he would not mind you any more, speak gently to him or silently pat him in the head or give him a hug. If you plan to bring visitors at home, tell them to do the same. By ignoring him would make him feel that he is rejected and that he would realize he must change his way of greeting you if he wants to be acknowledged sooner.
  • Be consistent. This is crucial as a pet parent. This may take from weeks to months. Eventually, your pet would think of your arrival or any other person’s arrival as a boring event and wouldn’t get too excited about it anymore. After all, he would still be petted even if he is calm.
  • Clean the mess. When he accidentally pees, quickly and silently clean up his mes because your dog is actually not aware that he is already peeing due to his excitement. That is why punishment is not encouraged here since it would only confuse him.

Submissive peeing in dogs is their sign of being submissive towards you so do not take it against them. If you think that your problem will be solved if you take him out to relieve himself, you are wrong. Dogs have a well-supplied reserve of urine in their systems for territorial marking purposes. Take the time to properly correct his attitude so that he would be able to know why he has to change that nasty habit.

Have you experienced this situation? How did you handle it? Did your pet outgrow his bad habit? Please don’t hesitate to share your stories with us below.

 

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Do Pekingese shed?

Do Pekingese shed you ask? Well for starters, all dogs shed. So, if you decide to own a dog, you better accept this one simple fact. On why they shed is a different story though. It is a fact that all dogs undergo a 3-stage shedding process. First is Anagen, this is when the hair follicles make new hair. Then next is Catagen, meaning that their hair growth is in a transitional phase. And lastly, Telogan, this is where their hair goes into the final place in the dog’s body and it stops growing.

During these stages, your dog will be shedding his hair and will make a way for the new one. They undergo the said stages continuously, thus making some dogs a heavy shedder. Having said that, there are also various factors that contributes to your dog’s shedding.

The Season. Changing seasons play a vital role in your dog’s shedding pattern. Wild dogs would tend to shed more during the summer to keep their temperature down. Now, domisticated dogs have lost majority of their natural seasonal shedding. If your dog is being left outside, he will shed with the seasonal change. But if your dog is indoors, they may shed all year round due to the home’s warmth. They don’t need thick furs thus their body naturally initiates to discard the excess fur.

The Breed. A dog’s breed greatly affects how often they shed. In general, there 2 types of shedders: heavy and light. The pekingese breed belongs to the heavy shedders. Rule of thumb, light shedders needs to be groomed often. This is due to the fact that their fur gets matted and tangled because of their slow shedding process.

There are also other reasons on why a dog sheds. Bitches tend to shed after they’ve gone through their heat. Others also shed when they are stressed out or if they are ill. If there are bald spots already, take your pet to the nearest vet.

Do Pekingese shed?

Do Pekingese shed?

Heavy shedding. Pekingese shed a LOT. You’ll find hair and fur all over your clothing, upholstery, and carpeting. Make sure you’re really up for this.

Source: Your Pure Bred Puppy, http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/pekingese.html by Michele Welton

How to minimize the shedding:

  1. Use a de-shedding tool. It is found on most pet stores. De-shedding combs can aid you in removing tons of loose and dead hair.
  2. Shedding-control shampoo. Bathe your pet ins this kind of shampoo as this would loosen the dead fur and it can be washed away. Simply follow bottle instructions.
  3. Give him high-quality shampoo. Giving your pet high-end (4 stars and above) dog food would ensure that he would get the nutrients that he needs. High-end dog foods tend to resolve issues on skin allergies, and excessive shedding. It also promotes shiny coat and healthy skin.
  4. Give Omega 3 or fish oil. Mix omega3 or fish oil in your dog’s diet. Some dogs shed a lot due to the lack of fats in their diet that supposedly makes their coats healthy and shiny. The fatty acids that they will get from fish oil or omega3 would generally improve your dog’s skin and coat health.
  5. Go to the vet. See your vet if you have done the tips above yet your dog’s condition didn’t improve. Your pet may have an illness or parasites. Also consider checking food or environment allergies.

I hope this post answered your inquiry: “Do pekingese shed?”  Well, they are in fact heavy shedders and it takes patience and commitment to maintain this kind of dog. If you don’t want any hair sticking on your clothes, furniture, or rugs then try to consider another breed to get.

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