Tips to Stop a Miniature Dachshund From Excited and Submissive Urination

By: David Codr

Published Date: January 15, 2019

For this Omaha dog training session we worked on self control and shared tips to stop 2 year-old Dachshund Copper (Pictured here on the right with his roomie Penny) from submissive and excited urination.

I ignored Cooper while he was excited. This is the first thing you want to do when you have a dog who excitedly urinates. The excitement is what causes some dog to loose control of their bladder. So instead of responding to the dog’s excited behavior, I ignored Copper until he calmed down.

Since the guardian’s top priority was stopping excited urination, I handed them my camera so I could share more tips to help dogs with submissive or excited urination.

One thing I didn’t mention in the above video is to make an effort to take the dog out to potty before something exciting is about to happen. Having less volume in their bladder doesn’t require as much strength to hold it in.

Submissive urination is similar to excited urination, but instead of excitement being the catalyst, its confrontation or correction that triggers the loss of bladder control. This comes from a lack of confidence or lower self esteem. A great way to stop a dog from submissively urinating is to build up its confidence by teaching it some new tricks and commands.

You dont have to be a professional Dachshund trainer to do this. We will be happy to have our lead trainer James do an in home session or the guardians can use youtube to find a few tricks to teach their dogs.

If the guardians commit to teaching the dogs a new trick a week for the next 8 weeks, Coppers confidence should be to a point where it stops the submissive urination. I also made sure to mention you should never get upset or punish a dog for submissive urination, this will almost certainly make things worse.

To help the guardians remember all the dog psychology tips I shared in this in home dog training session, we shot a roadmap to success video that you can check out below.

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