I have a Yorkie – Chuauaua that is 4 years old. He is an excellent…

I have a Yorkie – Chuauaua that is 4 years old. He is an excellent dog in every aspect except for his submissive peeing problem. He has been doing this pretty much his whole life. He was exposed to a lot of yelling when he was a brand new puppy between my boyfriend & his ex. So when we started dating I noticed he’d get very timid with loud noises etc. Although we have taken precautionary measures to make sure hes comfortable etc..he submissive pees no matter what. Even accepting a treat. If I can sense hes nervous, I turn my back to him and approach him on the side, not head on as I understand that can be threatening for a already timid dog. We don’t yell. We talk in very happy tones to make the vibe happy. I even give him treats and he’ll submissive pee. I literately have no idea what to do. I went to see a vet to rule out any health issues & he is completely healthy. I think its psychological that he is just nervous now…but I don’t know how to fix it. We are constantly cleaning up pee and it is becoming a stressful problem and I dont know what else to do. Please help me

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

Well, I am not a dog behaviorist — and you should go find one now!  But, in the mean time to help your stress — use a belly band on him.  These are soft fabric bands that hold a sanitary napkin around his middle so that when he pees it goes into the pad and not on your floor.  Like putting a diaper on him.

This is NOT a long term answer to the problem, but it will help calm you down until your work with a behaviorist can get things under control for the dog’s stress level.

Good luck!

Adam Wysocki
5 years ago

Great idea! We fostered a diabetic min pin once and while we were working to get him regulated the belly band helped with the accidents.