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by khurramj on 22 August 2010 - 21:08

I have a 6 months old female German shepherd. She looks so big with comparison to other pups in this age, and her father has been VA1 in Pakistan and mother has been youth siegrin. she's so healthy but the problem is, whenever i come home she'd run towards me sits in my feet and pees. Everytime when i am back from office she'd come and pee while i am petting her head :) She was 3 months old when i brought her home and its been happening since then. Someone told me that she pees in excitement. I was just wondering that if its natural or common in gsds? dont think she's not healthy :) she's so strong even she can pull me in this age on walk. I take her for 2km walk daily plus she plays with ball and tug & war daily. i just wanna know if she needs some vitamins etc or this is common? sometimes its not comfortable you know :)
would appreciate your comments

by ShadyLady on 22 August 2010 - 22:08

She could be excited or probably a combination of being overly submissive. It's very important to not make a big deal over her leaking - never correct her - as it will just make it worse and don't excitedly greet her  -  Can you greet her outside and have her potty before you formally greet her when you come home?  She should grow out of it.

by khurramj on 23 August 2010 - 00:08

well if i take her outside for walk she does her potty and pee there, and suppose after that we're home and i see her after some time, like i am watching tv and she's somewhere else, i go to her after half an hour she'd greet me excitedly, sits with me and leaks. its like every time i see her after giving some gap. if she's sitting with me for an hour she won't leak, but if i give some gap and go to her again she'd greet me and pee.
Normally she does not leak a lot(that means its not like she has some health problem of over leaking), but this problem is whenever she comes to me.

by charlie319 on 23 August 2010 - 00:08

She's overcome with excitement at your arrival.  Don't make a big deal of it so it won't become fear urination.  She'll grow out of it.


by Renofan2 on 23 August 2010 - 00:08

She will grow out of it.   I had a pup that for the first 2 years would pee if you tried to reach for a toy she had in her mouth.  She finally grew out of it, but as sad before, don't make a big deal about it and try to ignore her when you first come home.


by ShadyLady on 23 August 2010 - 00:08

I think it's a maturity thing. You may have to ignore her more and be less direct in your attention.

by skidoo on 23 August 2010 - 01:08

 I've never had a puppy that peed in this way that I liked.

by yoshy on 23 August 2010 - 04:08

ok- growing out of it and ignoring it is a NO NO period.

is she ever crated? a 6 month old should not have free rain of the home. how can you mitigate unwanted habits if the dog is allowed to do as it pleases in your absence? the law of intermittent reinforcement. in the handlers absence the dog should be confined in a manor which it cannot engage in inappropriate behaviors. period!

this plays into this topic by controlling the manor in which you and your dog greet upon your arrival.

with that said:
many times the over excitement/submissive behaviors can be redirected by obedience and a calm owner. instead of going up to her all puppy puppy. direct her behavior with obedience and give her something to focus on. this keeps the excitement level channeled. simple obedience should be sufficient. with presentation of reward. this will channel her mind so she doesn't lose focus and loose control of her bladder. she should come to you(if not confined) by your command and be directed obediently to an area in which is satisfactory for her to relieve herself. she does not leave this area until she has successfully relieved herself and big party once she has in that area. you want to reward desired behavior. this will not stop in one day however it normally does in a relatively short period of time depending on how engrained and dedicated the dog is to this behavior.

her not going on a leash or at designated times is a handler issue. your allowing it. a dog can be taught to relieve them self on command! its simply a management issue.

You should also control water and food intake to appropriately coordinate effective times for your dog to relieve itself according to your schedule. this will also teach your dog how to self regulate as it gets older and more mature.

what is the purpose of this dog? pet, sport, work?  regardless of what this pup is used for she should not be dragging you on a 2km walk. if pet its time for formal training. if sport she should be engaged through a routine for imprinting same for work. by six months a dog should at least have the ability for walking loosely on a leash!

and a dog being BIG is not a desired trait just so you know.

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by blair built gsd on 23 August 2010 - 04:08

  • Dont worry she will grow out of that had many girls who did it all of them grew out of it have a great time with your pup and dont worry.

by Feather on 23 August 2010 - 05:08

theres medication for weak bladders for dogs.  try to ignore her for 5 minutes so she calms down.

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