Q. My 10 month old Lab pup crouches and pees when meeting new people. I know it's a form of submission but how can I stop it? Help! Pat

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A. The more you socialize him in non-threatening environments such as out in the park etc where people do not approach him the quicker he is likely to grow out of this. Try to discourage people from coming directly over him and insisting on petting him but allow him a minute or two to evaluate them and go towards them; give people treats to coax him to them rather than imposing their attention on him when he is unsure of himself and he should start to look at new people with confidence rather than being cautious

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