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Mini Dachsund pees only when first picked up!

August 15th, 2007, 02:55 PM
I was reading the thread about "dachsund pees when excited" but my Mini Dachsund only does it when we come home or when someone comes over and tries to pick her up.

I really don't know how to train her to stop. The only thing that works is that we have to ignore her when we first get home for about 5 minutes or not let anyone pick her up for about 5 minutes after they get here. It sucks though because that's the first thing I want to do when I get home

Please help if you have any suggestions! I also attached a picture of our precious little baby!!

August 15th, 2007, 04:11 PM
Oooooo Doxie porn !!! :laughing: If she only pees when you try to pick her up (as opposed to when you come in the door) it's likely she just really has to go. She's tiny and has a tiny bladder. As a test, make some arrangements with a friend to arrive 45 minutes after you come home. Take her out the second you get home. Then let her drink (but not eat). Your friend shows up ~ does she pee ? If so, she's likely peeing submissively. Then have your friend pick her up. If she pees then, she may just be excited with having a guest and a little afraid of being picked up, has a little urine in her bladder and lets loose out of fear. If that's the case you may just have to wait until she's quieted with a visitor before they can pcik her up.

August 15th, 2007, 04:41 PM
Time should also help the problem as will the other suggestions. How big will your Dachshund grow? My experience is based on 10 - 12 lb. minis. Bladders of course are small, but the smaller the Dachshund, well... Also keep a watch as Dachshunds are prone to bladder stones. My minis were all guys but my first main guy developed 4 stones. Very cute picture - I really miss my Dachshunds.

August 15th, 2007, 07:19 PM
I think it has a little to do with her being excited. But I can let her out right when I get home and if someone else comes over and tries picking her up she pees. It's only when someone tries picking her up.

August 15th, 2007, 07:37 PM
The picking up will definitely trigger it! Also what you really have to watch is pressure on the bladder when picking up. When my Dachshunds were recovering from back surgery and I had to "help" them to wet, pressing on bladder was one thing I had to do. We now have an Eskimo who goes to socialization one a week. When I pick him up I have to get his leash on and out the door to do his thing, despite his major excitement and dancing around - and I absolutely do not dare pick him up or the pressure on his bladder would cause the flood gates to open. He gets excited when either of us comes in - it has taken a while but my husband now understands that on the weekends we he goes to corner for coffee Eskie is going to have to go as soon as he gets back - whether he is gone 15 minutes or an hour. Our guy does have a small bladder for a 20 lb. dog, but he also worries. I used to hold a garbage bag in front of me with our first Dachshund until he lost the nervous wetting habit - we were his 4th home by age 1 year so he was justified. What a guy@ A serious Alpha as it turned out - who loved his Mummy.