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      Excited/nervous urination

      I thought we were past this but apparently not. We had a cleaning lady over our house yesterday (I wasn't home but my husband was). My husband took Archie upstairs while the lady was cleaning downstairs. Apparently Archie hosed the entire top floor! Every time she made a noise he peed. WTF is going on?! I thought we were past this. He went for months without any peeing and now it's worse than ever! Archie is 1 yrs old and is NOT neutered. All I can think of is that he's been cooped up in the house for too long due to weather. So aside from playing in the yard and going on walks here and there as permitted by weather he's in the house. Some occasional car rides but that's about it. I'm just wondering if he's become too sensitive because of this. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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      Honestly? It sounded to me like the training you were doing was too hard for a soft dog. Perhaps that might be what's increased his sensitivity. Anything that upsets either of mine has far-lasting results in terms of increased sensitivity.
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      Quote Originally Posted by SunDance View Post
      Honestly? It sounded to me like the training you were doing was too hard for a soft dog. Perhaps that might be what's increased his sensitivity. Anything that upsets either of mine has far-lasting results in terms of increased sensitivity.
      I agree with this. Sometimes "scared" looks like "obedient".

      Also, he peed on the floor one day; it's not something to freak out over. Things take time and there are always setbacks. Always. Now you know...so put him in a crate and distract him if you can -- frozen kong for example. Your dog IS sensitive and sometimes change is hard for dogs like that. On top of that, he is still quite young. Also, be sure he is not suffering from a UTI. If it was a one-off thing, he probably is not, but keep an eye on things.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Labradorks View Post
      I agree with this. Sometimes "scared" looks like "obedient".

      Also, he peed on the floor one day; it's not something to freak out over. Things take time and there are always setbacks. Always. Now you know...so put him in a crate and distract him if you can -- frozen kong for example. Your dog IS sensitive and sometimes change is hard for dogs like that. On top of that, he is still quite young. Also, be sure he is not suffering from a UTI. If it was a one-off thing, he probably is not, but keep an eye on things.
      This whole week he's been peeing more. More around my husband which is weird.

      I was thinking of a UTI but it seems like an isolated incident. He's not peeing throughout the day. He's not dripping or anything.

      He handles the prong training just fine. That is the "toughest" training I've done with him. Everything else is treats oriented. When it's time to go for a walk I get the collar and he comes over and sits nicely to let me put it on. I don't even have to encourage him. I put it on and say "good boy" and out he goes with a waggy trail. On the contrary, when he sees the ear cleaner, he cowars and pees. Not a fan of that! Doesn't even want treats.


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      Quote Originally Posted by annkie View Post
      This whole week he's been peeing more. More around my husband which is weird.

      I was thinking of a UTI but it seems like an isolated incident. He's not peeing throughout the day. He's not dripping or anything.

      He handles the prong training just fine. That is the "toughest" training I've done with him. Everything else is treats oriented. When it's time to go for a walk I get the collar and he comes over and sits nicely to let me put it on. I don't even have to encourage him. I put it on and say "good boy" and out he goes with a waggy trail. On the contrary, when he sees the ear cleaner, he cowars and pees. Not a fan of that! Doesn't even want treats.


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      I would get him tested just so you know. Some dogs do not do well with what I call "bi-polar" training. And some people can't pull it off due to timing or whatever. It's when the dog does something you don't like and then you do something physically painful or uncomfortable and afterward you fuss over the dog like "what happened?". Some dogs just know that sometimes you're nice and sometimes you're not and they don't trust you and then they get a little neurotic about it. You might look into a different type of animal husbandry practice with this dog. For ears and nail clipping, there is the bucket method (it might have a different name). You might look into that. I mean, there are things you have to do, no doubt. My dog hates having his nails done so I let him choose his nails and a treat or no nails and no treat while my other dog gets his treat. He reluctantly chooses nails. But, that is my dog. He does not cower and pee or anything such as that, he just doesn't like it. Now he tolerates it and he tolerates it better since I let him know he has a choice (he really does not, but he thinks he does and that does matter to him).

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      Interesting thing happened today. I came home for lunch. I pet Archie as usual. My husband comes up to him to pet and Archie pees. What gives all of a sudden...


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      Quote Originally Posted by annkie View Post
      Interesting thing happened today. I came home for lunch. I pet Archie as usual. My husband comes up to him to pet and Archie pees. What gives all of a sudden...

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      He is afraid of or overstimulated by your husband for some reason. Could be training style. Could be that when your husband pet him at one time he got shocked by static electricity. Could be a fear period. Sensitive dogs can be complicated. Certain temperaments can come off as slightly neurotic due to trust issues if you're not careful with your training methods.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Labradorks View Post
      He is afraid of or overstimulated by your husband for some reason. Could be training style. Could be that when your husband pet him at one time he got shocked by static electricity. Could be a fear period. Sensitive dogs can be complicated. Certain temperaments can come off as slightly neurotic due to trust issues if you're not careful with your training methods.
      Static is a total possibility with this climate! I'm gonna tell him to ground himself next time lol


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      I was never a fan of the prong collar...just my opinion. This may be okay for some breeds, but not for others.

      This behavior could be a result of not enough exercise....physical and mental.

      A hardy, vigorous worker in the field, the Welsh Springer Spaniel loves the outdoors and needs as much running, hiking, or any exercise as you can provide.

      However, he is physically and emotionally sensitive and "soft," so training should be done with a calm voice and a light hand on the leash. Corrections should be mostly verbal -- these gentle dogs wilt under rough handling.

      Submissive urination (sudden wetting when excited or anxious) can be a problem in youngsters.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lovemylabby View Post
      I was never a fan of the prong collar...just my opinion. This may be okay for some breeds, but not for others.

      This behavior could be a result of not enough exercise....physical and mental.

      A hardy, vigorous worker in the field, the Welsh Springer Spaniel loves the outdoors and needs as much running, hiking, or any exercise as you can provide.

      However, he is physically and emotionally sensitive and "soft," so training should be done with a calm voice and a light hand on the leash. Corrections should be mostly verbal -- these gentle dogs wilt under rough handling.

      Submissive urination (sudden wetting when excited or anxious) can be a problem in youngsters.
      I was suspecting lack of exercise as the main culprit. The weather has just been awful here for so long. Today was raining ALL DAY! But we took him to Lowes for an hour just to get him out of the house. He pees almost every time when my husband pets him even if my husband is calm. Archie also peed when a stranger pet him at the store. I'm gonna try to get him out more and see if he improves. Took him out on two walks yesterday. Suppose to rain all day again tomorrow. I cannot wait for this awful winter to end!


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