Introducing A Puppy

Chihuahua Puppy

Introducing a puppy to new people, places or even other pets is all part of socializing and puppy training. Your puppy’s reaction to the introduction is important.

Be ready for any and everything including excitement urination.

How you handle your puppy’s behavior and your reaction is a vital part of puppy training.

A lot of excitement induced urination occurs in young puppies, it is more than likely caused by a lack of bladder control. The puppy may not even know he is urinating, and punishment will simply confuse him.

Getting angry with your puppy may very quickly cause excitement urination to become submissive urination. Submissive urination is a much more difficult house training problem to deal with.

As the puppy gets older and develops better bladder control, this type of excitement urination should disappear.

The best cure for this type of urination problem is: Prevention. Preventing your dog from becoming overly excited is the best way to control this problem behavior.

What Can You Do

If your dog is excited by a particular stimulus or situation, it is important to repeatedly expose him to that situation until it no longer causes excessive excitement. Introducing your puppy to a variety of new situations is the key.

Keep in mind it is so important to distinguish between excitement and submissive, which may also be known as fear urination. Fearful dogs present a much bigger challenge.

Excitement is shown in a very general way and over many different situations, whereas fear is far more specific. The end result of both these situations may be the same; a pee puddle on the floor or carpet.

Harsh treatment is to be avoided in either. Your goal is to help your puppy overcome and not compound a problem.

Maturity will be your best friend when dealing with an excited puppy and learning to calm him early is your best defense. Introducing a puppy to new places and people will help him feel secure and is an important part of early puppy training.


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