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The best thing about dogs is their friendly nature. The way they jump and pounce on you when you come back home makes them even more adorable. They are super-excited creatures that love to love and be loved. But their excitement sometimes comes with a problem- excitement urination- that may irritate you at times.What exactly is excitement urination?
Excitement urination occurs mostly in puppies and young dogs during playtime and greeting and doesn't have signs of submissive urination. It happens when dogs are yet to develop full control over their bladder. With age, the problem usually resolves itself, but in some cases, it continues to persist if the dog is ill-treated by pet owners. However, it also seen that dogs get excited and urinate when pet owners talk to them in a soothing tone.Over-excitement or fear may cause puppies and young dogs to briefly lose control over the muscles in the urinary bladder, which causes smart squirts of urine to pass out. Excitement urination is a physiological response to the feeling of excitement it gets on seeing known people such as you, your friend or your children. Your dog may not even realize it until it feels some wetness.How to deal with excitement urination in dogs?
Cleaning up puddles of urine can be frustrating for you, but scolding the dog for it will not solve the problem. Excitement urination is beyond the control of your dog, and scolding or beating it would be cruel. However, there are better ways to deal with the problem than projecting your frustration on it.
- Decrease initial excitementAlthough you may feel like cuddling your dog as soon as you enter the house, you have decrease the initial excitement of the dog. Try avoiding greeting your dog as soon as you come home. Keep your shopping bags or purse or do something else for a few minutes before you greet your canine friend.
- Keep greeting a little lowJust because your dog urinates when you greet doesn't mean you abandon it completely. Greet it calmly and quietly, and avoid looming over it. Put you hand out to her so that she can come and reach you. Pet it under the chin instead of the head, and teach your visitors to do the same.
- Go outdoorsIf you see that your dog urinates on being greeted, then you should greet it outdoor, where you don't have to mop puddles of urine. This will spare you from the frustration and anxiety of mopping floors.
- Consider health checksIf your dog urinates even after attaining adulthood, then you should consider visiting a vet because it may be a sign of other health issues such as urinary track infections.