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she pee's when touched

So our puppy has recently started peeing when someone new comes to the house or even when we are out and they pet her. Even if they have been at the house for awhile she will still pee if they reach down to pet her. It's a bigger issue with men. Is this common? What can we do about it?
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It sounds like what we call "submissive peeing". Don't make an issue of it and most likely she will outgrow it. You didn't say what age she is, but it could be she is at the age when they can go through a "fear stage", which she will also outgrow and be fine if she isn't scolded or a big deal isn't made of what she might be afraid of. Handle it like you would with a child who has a fear of the dark.
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Thanks she is about 4 months old. We haven't made a big deal about it so I guess that's good. I'm happy we don't have carpet I guess
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Jack does that sometimes....depending on the last time he has peed.....If you have been gone from the house for awhile, then immediately take the dog outside to pee. Try not to be overly excited when greeting your dog also.

Jack did do a lot of peeing with my husband.....Jack is very submissive to my husband. I had my husband not touch Jack until Jack was calmed down. Jack has slowly grown out of the submissive peeing when touch by my husband. Jack is now 6 months.

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Gizmo pees when someone new comes to pet her or someone she hasn't seen for a while. It's gotten less now Now it's just new people and one friend who she gets really excited about.
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Cassie, Jack's sister, also had some trouble with submissive peeing. She seems to be over it for the most part now. Just clean it up and go about your business it is something they usually outgrow.

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