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Hello ,

My Labrador Roger , is more than an year old he is a healthy dog but the only problem with him is that he pees a lot . A lot means too much rather every time when we go to him he excitedly starts jumping and pees along and rest of the time as well he keeps peeing (like almost every 15 minutes .) .

please help !!

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Hi Prabhleen,

In a young dog, peeing during times of excitement (such as your arrival) is called "Submissive Urination", or "Excitment Urination". Usually puppies do this behavior, but it can continue into adulthood. You should not punish your dog for this, he can't control himself. However, whenever dog urinates at inappropriate times itís important to visit your veterinarian to rule out medical causes before doing anything else.

Only after a medical cause for your dog's problem has been ruled out, should you assume this is a submissive urination problem, and begin working on getting that under control.

Read about submissive urination here:

http://www.cesarsway.com/tips/trainerscorner/Submissive-Urination

http://www.wonderpuppy.net/canwehelp/1htsubm.php

http://www.dog-obedience-training-review.com/submissive-urination.html


Best of luck,

Patti  

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