Anonymous
Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

Why does my roomates dog pee when he gets nervous?? ANd how do we make it STOP!!!!?

Hes two years old and potty trained. yet tonight when he got his leg stuck in the cord of the lap top he freaked out and peed on himself when we were trying to help him. ANY SUGGESTIONS

9 Answers

Relevance
  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Dogs are descended from wolves and maintain certain of their ancestors' character traits.

    Wolves are very hierarchical, every wolf in the pack has a rank and place, starting with the Alpha Wolf. Oftentimes the Alpha will daily assert his dominance. They do this in a variety of ways, anything from growling, attacking, or mounting other wolves in the pack. You will even see female wolves mounting wolves of both sexes.

    There are also numerous ways for wolves to show their submission to those higher up in the pack. They will roll over on their backs, expose their throats, cower, and urinate. The ones that cower and urinate are the most submissive... one look from a higher ranked pack member would be enough for this sort of submission.

    So, basically, the higher strung and jumpy a wolf or canine is, the more likely they will do submissive urination. In the case that you describe, the dog literally had the piss scared out of him. Fight or flee is how most animals react to a bad situation. He couldn't flee and obviously is not a fighter. Even though you were trying to help him, there was no doubt within your voices your own panic at the concept of a laptop being destroyed and then urine everywhere.

    What can you do? Well, you describe this as though this is the first time it has happened. If so, these things are bound to happen every once in awhile, so just go on as normal and accept it.

    If it's happened regularly, you need to learn to adjust your own reactions to these situations as the calmer you are, the calmer you can make the dog. Animals pick up on emotions far better than humans can sometimes, so if you panic, he will panic. If you're calm and soothing, the dog will be more responsive.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think most dog owners have had one of these but theres no miracle answer. Some respond better if when a new person enters the room its best to ignore the dog until hes relaxed and others will do it every time there scared and some will outgrow it. And dont believe that if you get them neutered they will stop cause they wont.

  • 1 decade ago

    That's what they do if they get nervous or are in a bind. You have to remain calm...fix the problem , and walk away. Same if he pees when you enter....you ignore him....make him come to you on your terms and not have this watery welcome. Good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    Same reason as with us, humans. Nervous system breakdown. No cure. Peace required.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    we had a piddler and we had him fixed sounds like your problem is a nrevous dog he feel uneasy for some reason he needs to mellow out lol

  • 1 decade ago

    I had a dog with the same promblem. Firecrackers work.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    BECAUSE YOUR DOG IS SCARED. SPEND TIME WITH THAT DOG AND DON'T SCREAM OR YELL AT HIM. TALK TO HIM IN A CALM VOICE. THE DOG IS UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE ENVIRONMENT AND NEED ATTENTION AND AFFECTION.

  • 1 decade ago

    play with him more

    he probably pees cause

    1) he gets scared very easily and is paranoid

    2) your roommate gives him too much water

    ...BLAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! lol, seriously, but no offense, the story is kinda funny. ;-)

    Sorry if that was rude of me. 0:-)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    tell your mate to get a cat.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.