There is nothing like seeing your dog rejoice when he comes home after a long day at work. That wagging tail and those quick legs that greet you at the door can change your whole day. However, the last thing you would like to face during this excitement is an accident with your four-legged friend.
Unfortunately, this happens.
It is not uncommon for dogs to urinate when they are excited or nervous. However, if your dog is prone to accidents while playing or waving, or even worries when he is in an unfamiliar situation, he can be trained and helped to avoid these accidents.
If you have a puppy, start training him as soon as possible, this will help to avoid workplace accidents in the future. But, if you have an mature dog who still has difficulty urinating in the house when he is excited, it is not too after.
First of all, it is important to find out why such accidents occur. The more you understand what is going on in your dog’s mind and body, the easier it will be to train him correctly. Let’s see why similar accidents happen with some dogs and what you can do about it.
Understanding the behavioral causes
Before you start training your dog to stop urinating when he is excited, rule out any health-related conditions that could be causing the problem. Some of the most common medical problems that can cause your dog to urinate indoors include:
Changes in the diet.
Urinary tract infection.
Old age / urinary incontinence.
If your dog really has health problems, accidents can be inevitable. You definitely don’t want to scold or punish your dog for urinating inside if he can’t do anything about it. Although you take them outside more often and continue to encourage better “potty habits”, you may have to resign yourself to having to clean up the mess more often. Cleaning pet urine and eliminating bad odors is not always easy, but clean things and deodorize them with antibacterial oils as soon as possible to keep your home clean and fresh. Lavender, lemon and mint oils are excellent remedies for quickly removing the smell of urine from pets.
If your dog is healthy and urinates when you greet him or interact with you, it is likely that it is an excited urination. This type of urination, also called “submissive writing”, results only from human interaction and is not the result of separation anxiety or other behavioral problems.
While it’s nice to know that your dog is happy to see you, no one wants to clean up the mess or deal with dog urine every time they greet their dog. Fortunately, you can train your dog and help him stop urinating on the floor every time you come home or interact with him.
How To Help Your Dog Urinate Excited
Before you start training your dog, it’s a good idea to find out what his “triggers” are. Some of the most common situations that can cause your dog to urinate with excitement include:
A stranger approaches to caress them.
You’re coming home after being away all day.
You enter the same room as your dog after having been elsewhere for a while.
When you understand your dog’s triggers better, you will be able to work on managing his reactions specifically for these situations.
One of the best things you can do is to make sure that your dog (especially if it is a puppy) spends enough time outdoors. Young dogs should go to the toilet about every two hours. Mature dogs can usually do this a few hours before leaving, but try not to wait too long. Even if they feel good about not intentionally urinating in the house, having a full bladder and too much excitement will prevent them from controlling themselves.
In addition to going out frequently, training your pet to manage excited urination requires time and repetitions. Try some of the following techniques to help them work on their bladder control, even in the most exhilarating and challenging situations:
Stay calm and quiet when you get home.
Do not make direct eye contact with them when greeting.
Ask all the guests who have just arrived to behave quietly when they enter and quietly when they greet the dog.
Do not scold your dog and do not make noise if he is really doing damage.
If you know that something exciting is about to happen, take your dog to pee shortly before.
Unfortunately, there is no magic formula or solution to stop excited accidents with your dog immediately. The best thing to do is to stay calm around them, especially when it comes to their triggers. It is normal for your dog to worry about anything, but until he learns to control his bladder during arousal, you should set a calm and neutral tone. They will find out faster than you think.
Tips to keep in mind during training
Again, your dog won’t stop urinating overnight. It is very likely that you will have to deal with accidents for a while while they learn to control their behavior. Take care of yourself during this “learning period”. You may be more focused on your four-legged friend than on your own well-being, but taking care of yourself will help you stay calm. This will also reduce your stress level and reduce the chances that you will not be satisfied with your dog during the process.
It may also be a good time to invest in quality pet cleaning products that help remove stains and odors. Or consider keeping your dog in a part of the house where the floors are covered with vinyl tiles, laminate or stone tiles. These materials are much easier to clean and do not leave an unpleasant odor.
Finally, until your dog is fully trained, he may have to adapt if he is unable to help him avoid a provocative situation. For example, if you are planning to invite friends or family to visit you, but your dog tends to urinate when people try to pet him or play with him, it may be better to stay outside. Consider changing the decor for an al fresco dinner or a barbecue. Most people will not complain about spending more time outdoors, and you can turn this day into a vacation by including games, comfortable places to relax and delicious food.
When you are outside, people are free to approach your dog, and even if an accident happens to them, he will lie down on the grass. You can also take the opportunity to learn. Ask some guests to pet your dog, but make sure that they do it quietly and quietly. When your dog sees them receiving the desired attention without anyone disturbing them, he will realize that he can sit quietly and receive the love and care he wants.