Gotta love a submissive urinator! My own Tia Dog did that for ages. The reason behind the urination is the submissive behavior – your dog totally respects you and submits all dominance to you. This behavior is common in packs – the puppy submits and urinates a little in front of the more dominant adults. If you make a big deal about the tinkle accident, it actually makes the problem worse.
- Ignore the potty accident (then clean it up, obviously, but don’t say anything to the dog about it).
- Have your dog wait to say “hi” to people until he is calmed down.
- Warn your friends that pee will flow so they don’t get their shoes soiled.
- Be patient – it took my Tia quite a while to overcome it – she had been spanked in her former home for the behavior, so she had to relearn she wouldn’t be punished for good behavior in my house. (Counter-intuitive, but submission is good behavior whereas aggression, obviously, is not.)