Does your dog pee when it gets excited to welcome you home?

United States
March 31, 2008 9:20pm CST
Mine's really weird. Manytimes, my dog gets so excited to welcome me home, she scatters her pee all over the place while she scrambbles to jump at me to get my attention. I'm not sure if this is normal. What do you think?
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@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
1 Apr 08
i don't have a pet anymore, but my mother's German Shepard pees all the time when someone comes in and then thinks he's gonna get in trouble so he starts licking it up. So gross. LOL! God bless
• United States
1 Apr 08
Yes I think that it is normal. I know my cousin's dog would do this when he was excited. I really do not know why they do it but, I have experienced the sighting of see this.
• United States
1 Apr 08
What's actually happening is called "submissive urination". It usually occurs with a dog that very submissive with its owners and it does this because urinating in front of the "alpha" pack members is a sign that it excepts its position in the pack. While we may not apprecaite this sign of devotion in the dog world it is an acceptable and positive action. There are things that you can do to curtail and possibly stop this behavior. When you are greeting your pet (or another persons pet that is prone to submissive urination) make sure that you do not feed into the behavior; don't speak in a high and rapid voice. Instead, very calmly approach your pet, put it on his/her leash, and take it outside to go to the bathroom. If this still doesn't give you results then when you get home don't even acknowledge your pet and then follow the above steps to get your dog outside. Also, make sure that you instruct others visiting your home to ignore your pet when they first enter. Once your dog has relaxed they can then greet him/her but they still have to do it in a calm manner. There are some dogs that will urinate whenever they are spoken to in a baby voice or if someone around them begins yelling (the person doesn't even have to be yelling at the dog). Whatever you do make sure that you are very careful not to make the situation worse!
• United States
2 Apr 08
Very educational. Very insightful. Very helpful. Thank you. Yeah, I guess there is a need for me to somehow curtail the excitement of my dog. Although, I did not know that urinating when they get to be very excited is something that is in their control too. Well, I'd get to see to that.
• India
1 Apr 08
Mine doesn't do that. But I have seen a number of dogs who do that. It seems in their excitement they have no control. Every time I go pet my neighbor's dog he pees all over out of excitement. I knew another female dog who would do the same.
@bmwgem (34)
1 Apr 08
Trust me it's normal especially if it's a small dog. I have a yorkshire terrier and when he gets REALLY excited he spots wee about the place but not everytime he gets excited. A friend of mine also had a yorkshire terrier and she peed even when you played with her. Hope this settles your mind.
1 Apr 08
Sometimes, it depends. If we've ben away for a while she normally pees when she gets excited. Or if she's scared (like at guy fox night) she is scared when we come in. When she was a puppy she used to do it all the time. Terry