A very common problem that dog owners are experiencing with their beloved pets is inappropriate elimination. Usually the main reason that there are so many dogs in the animal shelter is because of urination and defecation problems that their dogs experience.
Before you can fix the problem of inappropriate elimination you will need to address the problems that are the causes of this situation. There are specific reasons why a dog may lose control of bladders and bowels, and it is most important that you take the time to find out why this is a problem and to properly train you’re pet not to have instances of this problem.
Excitement is one of the most frequent problems that leads to inappropriate elimination. Dogs that are both young and old can easily fall into the trap of peeing while excited. Puppies may at times urinate when playing and not even realise they have done it (because they are so excited).
When punished for this problem, this will become more of a problem and turn into submissive urination because he is now confused. However, when the dog gets older and learns how to control his bladder he will stop urinating during times when he is excited.
The easiest way to put an end to excitement elimination is by stopping your dog from getting too excited. You can do this by playing in milder manners, and reducing the intensity of play when things start getting out of hand.
The next problem is called submissive urination, where the dog feels he must submit to the stronger leader by urinating and showing himself as the weaker pack member. In this case the owner becomes the pack leader and the dog is showing that he is the weaker member.
In many cases submissive urination is a result of physical abuse. Your dog needs to learn other ways to be submissive. One way to show submissiveness is to get your dog to lick your hand. This is a way that dogs can demonstrate they recognize you as the chief.
If you want to quickly solve your dogs submissive urination problem you can do it quite easily by simply ignoring the problem. This works well because your dog begins to think there is nothing wrong and will gain confidence.
Inappropriate elimination can be tough to deal with for many dog owners. One thing you will definitely need is a lot of patience and consistency in your training regime. You won’t cure the problem overnight but you will be able to cure it if you stick at it. If you can’t seem to fix the problem, take your dog to a vet or consider using a professional dog training guide.