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dog peeing when in trouble

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My dog is about 8ish months old now. Before I even say bad dog or NO or ANYTHING, she starts peeing on the ground & cowarding to the ground. I've never hit her. You can tell she knows when she does something bad (like tear up a pillow/blanket/couch pillow/etc). I can just look at her as soon as I get home, and bam she pees if she did something wrong, only if she tore something up.

I don't know what to do. Any ideas on how I would go about trying to get her to stop peeing? My vet has said it might possibly be signs of 'separation anxiety'. ..?

We do crate her 90% of the time when we are gone, but if it's for a short amount of time, we'll let her out for a hour or so alone. Most of the time she's a good dog, but it's just those few select times that she'll act out.

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It definitely sounds like submissive urination.

When this happens, don't say a word, don't even acknowledge that it happened, as that will make it worse. Just clean it up and forget it.

Young dogs often exhibit this behavior and as I understand it, you found this dog in a park (good for you for taking her in) so it may take a while for her to feel comfortable and confident in her new environment.

If you've had her checked out thoroughly and there's no issues like UTI or bladder infection, then just let her be. She will outgrow this behavior, just give her time.
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