My shih tzu is 1 1/2 and spad. When people come over other than our family, she piddles. Why does she do this and what can be done about it? Thanks.
This is called excitement urination. It is a very common problem. The worst thing you can do is reprimand your pet for this behavior. Try some simple tricks. First make sure your pet is walked just prior to any visitors to insure an empty bladder. Second, tell your visitors not to make eye contact with your pet and ignore your pet when they first come into the house. After your pet calms down, it is ok to socialize etc.. Third, Try to distract your pet with a treat or having your guests enter through a different door. Good luck, vetcare