the floor, try ignoring your pet the first 20 minutes when you come home until he is calmer.
When you go to greet him, keep it cool and low key. Try squatting down and petting under his
chin (rather than the top of head) as you avoid eye contact with him. Have your guests do the
same thing when they greet your dog, but only after they have been in your house for 20
If your dog wets when you approach him, do not approach him. Instead crouch down and
turn your side to the dog. Let your dog approach you. If the dog appears calm, pet him
lightly under the chin. If petting produces wetting, then stop, but try it again in a few
Avoid talking to your dog in the situations that produce urination. As your dog’s confidence
builds, you can begin to add words spoken in a gentle and soft tone. After a few days of this
routine, ask the dog to sit using a food treat and then softly praise him for doing so. If this
stimulates wetting, withhold it for a few days and then try again.
Run through situational training at least several times a day. For instance, if your homecoming
produces submissive urination, follow the above directions, then go out and come in immediately
again. Then do it again and again. This desensitization should help eliminate the
behavior over a period of time. As your dog gains confidence, see if you can approach him in
a standing position instead of a crouch. Let the dog’s reactions tell you how to behave. If you
see the telltale squat start in the back, than back off a step and start over until you can
Involve others in the program. Have family members or friends go through he same routine
as described above. When several others have gone through it with your dog, it will greatly
benefit the permanence of the correction. If backsliding occurs, just start over again at the
beginning. Above all, be patient and understanding. Your dog can sense your mood
and will react to it accordingly.
Another option is to teach your dog to come to you willingly with a food treat. When allowed to
approach happily on their own, most dogs switch from fear to happiness thus avoiding the
wetting. Your dog should never be punished for coming to you when called. This will only teach
him to avoid doing the command, or he may start submissively wetting when completing the
command as he thinks he may be punished for doing so.
While you are working on this problem, it makes sense to keep or greet your dog in the kitchen
so you can clean up easily if he piddle. Don’t baby your dog should he wet. This will only