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Old 06-17-2007, 08:35 PM   #11
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Thanks for all of the great posts! We are going to take one of the dogs on Thursday. It will be a trial, but I'm sure it will work out. My friend has decided which dog she wants to keep, so we're getting the other one. I'm confident it will work out.

One question - does anyone know anything about submissive peeing? She said she does this when someone stands over her when you first get home or if someone new comes into the house and stands over her. But she says if you're aware of it and how you treat her when you enter, she doesn't do it. I'll have to research it a bit.

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Old 06-17-2007, 08:49 PM   #12
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very smart idea!!! your little boy may need time to adjust.. also. is the dog used to small kids???
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Old 06-17-2007, 08:52 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Doodknitwit View Post
very smart idea!!! your little boy may need time to adjust.. also. is the dog used to small kids???
I asked her how she is with kids and she said great. We'll see!!
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:20 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by baronreads View Post
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One question - does anyone know anything about submissive peeing? She said she does this when someone stands over her when you first get home or if someone new comes into the house and stands over her. But she says if you're aware of it and how you treat her when you enter, she doesn't do it. I'll have to research it a bit.

Thanks again!
My brother's dog used to do this. She basically grew out of it for awhile, but you could try completely ignoring her when you first get home. Just for 10 minutes or so, until her mood normalizes and she's not so excited. Don't make eye contact or talk to her or pet her etc until she's calm...and hopefully that will stop the "I love you! PEEEEE" before it starts. (Not guarantees...that only worked sometimes with my bro's dog).

Also watch your body position for awhile, make sure you're never standing "over" her in a way that triggers the peeing. Watch what happens just before the peeing a few times so you can figure out what you or she does...then try to change those preceding behaviors.

Good luck!
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You could try sitting down when you get in and greet her that way. Maybe you would be a little less domineering to her.


I have heard really good things about a book called The Dog Whisperer....you might get some good ideas there.
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Oh and if you keep her in a crate while you're out it might contain the problem of her piddling all over the place when you first get home. A crate is way easier to clean than your carpet.
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:15 PM   #17
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I have heard really good things about a book called The Dog Whisperer....you might get some good ideas there.
I have this book and I love it. It really helped me understand some of my dog's behaviors. You can usually find a copy or two at a local used bookstore. Maybe the library. I recommend it highly.
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