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Behavioural problems: submissive urination Owner Factsheet

Submissive urination occurs when dogs perceive some kind of threat. Events that trigger the submissive behaviour must be identified and changed. To resolve this problem, positive reinforcement can be used to build your dog's confidence, and punishment should be avoided.

What is submissive urination?

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Why does my dog exhibit this behaviour?

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How can I stop the behaviour?

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