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Dog Submissive Behavior: An Overview

Submissive behavior can occur with some dogs, though each dog may react differently. The most common signs of overly submissive behaviors include:Smaller dogs may tend to show submissive behavior more than other breeds. They will sometimes shake or hide to show their fear. The smaller dogs may run underneath a bed or an item to get away from whatever is causing them an issue.

Causes of Submissive Behavior

Your dog may show submissive behavior when dealing with a certain situation or thing causes them fear. There are some causes to this behavior that can be recognized. In some dogs it may be a fear of strangers, it may be fear of getting in trouble or other things that may cause this submissive behavior.Fear of strangers is common among dogs. The smaller dog breeds tend to be shyer at times and submissive behavior may

Causes of Submissive Urination

Submissive urination is called ‘submissive’ urination because it is a behavior that a dog uses to express that they are submissive to the situation at hand. This type of behavior can have many different causes, and it is a type of behavior that needs to be treated with extreme kindness and sensitivity.Submissive urination is in most cases caused by over excitement and sensitive emotions. Many dogs, and especially puppies, engage in submissive urination if they

Preventing Submissive Behavior

There are ways in which to help stop your dog’s submissive behavior. These actions can range from encouragement to a reward system. Determining which submissive behavior your dog is showing will show you how to respond to it.Some dogs show submissive behavior because they are fearful of their surroundings. If you have just moved or recently have exposed your dog to a new environment, take the time to allow the dog to get use to

How to Stop Submissive Urination

Dogs, or puppies, that submissively urinate do so as a way of saying, “Hey, I’m the submissive one here, you don’t need to worry about me being dominant.” These dogs are often very insecure, they have low confidence, they may have been abused in the past, or they may be very sensitive or easily excited. If your dog is submissively urinating, here are a few things that you can do to prevent this behavior.You will