Q. My dog is seven months old and she pees when she gets excited and nervous. Will she grow out of this and how do I get her to stop peeing everywhere ?
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. She will grow out of this eventually as long as it is puppy excitement issues and not a new manifestation of a urinary problem. Ignoring her when first meeting to prevent wind up of the excitement and clicker training to focus attention positively can help
A. This is called submissive urination. Most dogs do outgrow the behavior. You should have her seen by your vet to rule out UTI though. Greet her outdoors to minimize accidents and try not to get her excited indoors. Calming pheromone collars or sprays may be effective in easing her stress/anxiety.