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Submissive Urination

By December 16, 2012

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rolling pupSubmissive urination is different that a potty training mistake. Also called excitement urination, this is a normal puppy behavior that most dogs outgrow. When your puppy gets excited, or wants to make a scary situation go away, the puppy squats, wiggles, may roll onto her back, and urinates. That's dog language for declaring you (or that bigger dog) to be in charge, and a puppy way of crying uncle.

You can help your puppy get control of the situation and cut down on the wet spots. This new article explains why yelling can make the behavior worse, and how you can drying up the puddles. Learn more about submissive urination here.

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