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MissMilbanke Thu 12-Dec-13 10:07:35

My dog constantly pees on the kitchen floor.

Anything sets her off, excitement, the doorbell, praise, sometimes just talking to her and a squirt comes out. It might not be a lot but its still pee.

I have to send her outside before I put on her lead or make any effort to get ready for a walk as there will be dribbles ALL over.

She's was very easy to train from a pup and managed to wee and poo outside from day one - its just this excitement urination thats the problem.

She's 4, spayed working cocker.

Any suggestions gratefully mopped up !

Rockinhippy Thu 12-Dec-13 11:23:15

I'm not a doggy person, but answering as no one else have & if I'm talking rubbish at least it bumps your post up to the top again grin

I have cats & if this happened with them - which it has in the past, I would get a vet check as it could be a urinary infection that's the cause - it was the cause of stress incontinence in my old Tom cat & a course of antibiotics sorted it out - leaving it could mean kidney damage, so I really would get it checked ASAP

good luck

Lilcamper Thu 12-Dec-13 12:31:16

Definitely get her checked out for a UTI, also spaying can cause urinary incontinence.

Ephiny Thu 12-Dec-13 13:23:10

Yes get her checked by the vet. Obviously an infection needs to be treated, but even if it's another cause of incontinence (not unusual in spayed bitches) there are medications that can help.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 12-Dec-13 16:54:36

Sounds unlike true incontinence ie they leak when they are lying down, but could suggest weak sphincter needs vet check to also rule out ectopic ureters etc.

HedgehogsRevenge Thu 12-Dec-13 16:58:55

As others have said, vets for a check up, there is treatment available. Have to say though it does seem to be a common trait in spaniels, every time i pet one in the street, they roll over and pee everywhere.

Booboostoo Thu 12-Dec-13 17:01:43

She needs to see a vet, as above.

bellasuewow Fri 13-Dec-13 23:42:18

Second the others this is not normal and she needs to see a vet

cranberryorange Sat 14-Dec-13 14:03:17

My terrier X does this and has been checked out for UTIs and any other potential cause but nothing out of the ordinary was found.

I just make sure that he is sat down and calmish before anyone is allowed to pet him which has helped a bit. I think he just gets so bloody excited to see anyone he cant contain himself so pees little squirts over everyones shoesblush

MissMilbanke Fri 07-Feb-14 10:12:48

Just an update...Definitely not uti or incontinence or anything sinister according to the vet.

He said it was quite common with spaniel bitches <sigh>

It s a kind of behavioural thing 'smell me I'm so lovely…and so submissive…'

Sigh… wanders off mop in hand….

DaddysBigTummy Fri 07-Feb-14 10:19:14

I see you have already been to vet and ruled out UTI so I'm too late! But anyway, my bitch who died in the summer had discharge a few months before I lost her and my vet said that spayed bitches can't get UTI's but it cleared up anyway with some anti-biotics.

ErrolTheDragon Fri 07-Feb-14 10:22:06

Yes, it is behavioural, and I think not that uncommon. Our last dog (male dachshund) used to do it, but only if it was DH coming in/preparing for walk or whatever), not me or other types of excitement like the doorbell - which shows it wasn't any sort of medical issue. DH used to curtail it by very quickly picking the dog up, but that wouldn't be practical for your case.

Floralnomad Fri 07-Feb-14 11:50:37

My mums terrier does the same ,I think its fairly common in excitable dogs .

hairypaws Sat 08-Feb-14 11:34:52

My collie cross did this all the time when overly stressed/excited, some dogs just do unfortunately.

I have a cocker girl and she doesn't. Really don't think it's breed specific, just temperament.

LavenderFox Sun 09-Feb-14 08:25:48

You could try dog pants, the type they use for bitches in heat. You can put a pad in it to stop the dribbles, especially when you have guests etc.

Can't come up with training suggestions, punishing an excitable or nervous dog doesn't help, and it can be hard to get them to connect being dry with rewards because she'd probably pee out of the excitement of getting a treat grin.....

We have a yorkie cross who pees when picked up by strangers, or when put in the car so we tell strangers not to pick him up and he rarely travels in a car....

cashewfrenzy Mon 10-Feb-14 07:25:52

Try working on calm behaviour. A clicker can be useful for this. Reinforce a solid sit or down command and reinforce relaxed body language. The more you do it the more the dog will give you it.

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