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We have a 6 month old daschund named copper (male). He is the second dog we have ever owned our previous was a pug who has passed away. We love copper, he is beautiful and playful; the kids adore him and so do we. The problem is, he is a pee-er. We have been told it is common for small dogs to pee when they get excited. Whenever we go to play with him or pet him he starts to pee everywhere. This is driving us crazy and is to the place where nobody wants to pet him or play with him because they do not want to be peed on. I am trying to find out if this is something they outgrow or is it possible to teach them to control it? My husband thinks if we get him fixed it may stop, I don't necessarily want to do this yet because we eventually wanted to get a female and hopefully have puppies. If fixing him is the only option then I would rather do that and be able to pet him than have puppies one day. Any advice or wisdom would help, thank you very much.
 

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Kill that idea and neuter him. Breeding is not to be taken lightly.

Until you can get him neutered though or if that doesn't have to do with it teach him petting is no big deal and nothing to get excited about. Be calm all the time around him and just randomly, slyly pet him. Don't make it a big deal and go all over his face or over exuberantly. Just a nice, calm pet on the back.

Could he have a UTI?
 

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A vet visit is in order; while you're there, make an appointment to get him neutered. Breeding should only be done by those doing it for the correct reasons.
 

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Here is a great link on why you shouldn't breed, from a dachshund rescue.

As to the peeing, I would go to the vet. There are illnesses that can cause that. Then, if it's not medical, try a belly band.

(Note: I don't know if this is related to my firewall at work, but when I click on links, I get a malicious link warning. If I hit back and then click again, I get to the website without any problem. I assure you that the dachshund rescue is not a virus.)
 

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It sounds like your pup has a submissive urination issue. Many puppies have this, and fortunately most outgrow it by a year, but some don't. Here's a link that may be helpfull. The first two pages talk about the problem, and the third page discusses ways of coping with the problem. http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/submissive-urination
 

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Submissive urination is a behavior issue. Often it does get better with age. Take him outside for greetings so he gets the pee out before you play with him inside. No hard staring, reach from under his chin instead of over him, crouch down on his level rather than bending over him. Do NOT fuss at him over it - he can't control it and if you make him anxious, he'll do it more. I would get a thorough check at the vet to make sure there's not a physical problem. It's not something neutering generally fixes. HOWEVER, temperament is usually at least partially genetic. I don't know about you, but I'd prefer not to produce the next generation of submissive pee-ers, as you will then be getting a lot of puppies returned to you (if you are lucky) or dropped off at the shelter.
 
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