Defiance Urination

by Pat G
(Tampa, FL, USA)

We have a 4 month old Aussie that is house broken and crate trained. Dogs behavior is consistent with a puppy of its age and not problematic.

Being "the man of the house" whenever I am home he is like my shadow and is never away from my side. It's actually bothersome as it upsets my wife and kids because he won't go to them or play with them much when I'm home.

Here's our challenge, on a couple of occasions when I get home from work and don't pay enough attention to him he will squat in front of us and urinate almost as in defiance due to not paying enough attention to him.

My wife is not a big fan of letting the dog on our bed and definitely won't let the dog sleep with us. So, last night we put the dog on the bed just to see how he would behave. He was fine right up to the point when it was time to get off the bed. I'm the process of calling him off the bed he squatted and urinated defiantly as to say "fine! You don't want me on your bed then take this" any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated!



Comments for Defiance Urination

Click here to add your own comments

Puppy peeing
by: Anonymous

It's true that Aussies do get very attached to one of their people more than the others. Maybe try having other family to give the dog treats for coming to them for a while. The peeing I'm sure is not defiant, dogs don't think that way. Puppies that age do not have full control of their bladders, so when they get excited or a bit anxious they just let loose. Try looking at the behaviour from that perspective? My pup did submissive peeing when greeting other people for months, it was truly annoying too!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Australian Shepherd Q & A. icon

Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Have Dog Training Questions?

Check out these introductory dog training videos...

I want my dog to stop being aggressive.

I want some help training my new puppy.

I want my dog to stop barking at everything.

I want my dog to walk nicely and calmly on the leash.

I want my dog to listen and come every time I call!