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Submissive Piddling

September 15th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Well, the new little guy Elmo is a submissive piddler, I figured at first it had to do with the trauma he had experienced being removed from the only people he ever knew and coming here to the house o dogs.
However, its been a good month now and he is still piddling every time you reach for him or even just walk near him.
Any pointers to get him over this? This is something I have never encountered before with my dogs.

the gang
September 15th, 2010, 10:49 PM
welcome to my world ! i have a pin x now 6 ,she was a rescue , it has taken me 5 yrs to try and get her to forget she still pees

September 16th, 2010, 08:31 AM
A month is not much time. Our rescue English Springer Spaniel took a good year to get over it. She was worse with men. Actually, all her remaining life with us, 10.5 years, a sudden move by a strange man near her might bring on a little piddle.

Can you avoid reaching for him? Can you coax him to come to you instead?

How about a funny/emabarassing submissive piddle story? Shortly after the dog arrived at our house a friend, a Vet, came for a visit and we took him to the basement to meet Whisper. She peed copiously, then lay down with her tummy up and wagged her tail like mad. Pee flew everywhere. The friend went home and told my Mum we'd never make a good pet out of that dog but she overcame most of her piddling, though was always very submissive and was the best dog in the whole world.

Patience. Lots of patience. And kindness, which I know is a given. :)