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Harrison is now 7 months old and whenever he greats new people, he pees all over. I am sure that there are other doodles out there that went thought this. Can anyone shed some light on how long this goes on for? He has been fixed which is suppose to reduce this, but not so far. If Harrison has seen you a lot then there is no problem, or if we kennel him until the guest are in the house and sit for a few, then he is okay.

We have tried various meeting techniques and so far we are still struggling with the peeing when greeting. Good thing Harrison is cute cause that helps him get away with it as far as guest are concerned, but we don;t like it.


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Comment by Harrison, Brodie & Kris on January 26, 2014 at 9:10pm

Hurray we are not alone :)

SO far he will pee on my mom the most which is funny cause she greets him so quiet... We never scold him and just apologize to guests.. When we first got him we would have people call us when they arrived and we would have him greet them outside on a leash. Now if it s newer guest we just kennel him until all the excitement is over. The kennel is in our den so he can see everyone, so he is not off on his own.

Thanks for all the help

Comment by Catherine & Jasper on January 26, 2014 at 8:15pm
LOL...we have found the same thing...cute doodles are so hard to ignore!! We have noticed that, for the most part, the only one Jasper stills leaks a few dribbles with is my son. He is 26, 6' 3" tall, and has a booming voice. I think his voice scares Jasper a bit. Doodles are so incredibly sensitive!!
Comment by Debbie & Trixie on January 26, 2014 at 7:24pm

Catherine, thanks!  It is great to hear that Jasper is doing better with the whole leaking thing!  I know you are right...Trixie has no idea that she's creating the Yellow Sea, she's just SO happy and excited to meet new people!  I will have hope that as she matures she will grow out of this!!  We have found that the volume of the leakage is affected greatly by the demeanor of the person, so we try to get people to be calm and not give her attention until she settles's nearly impossible to get people to ignore a doodle though!

Comment by Catherine & Jasper on January 26, 2014 at 7:19pm
This has been a problem for us too. It definitely has gotten better with 'age'. Jasper will be 2 in April. It rarely happens anymore. There are a couple things you can try...always take Harrison potty just before company comes. :) Ask the company to ignore him, AND not to make eye contact until he settles. Keep him on a leash for greetings can help to. Then you can keep him at a distance from company until the initial excitement is over, and they are seated. It helps to remember that they are completely unaware they are peeing. It is a submissive response, so make sure you don't scold him in any way. He is not being naughty. If he is leaking any pee at other times besides greetings, it would be good to have the vet check him out for any other issues, such as an urinary tract infection. But if they only time he does it is when greeting people or other dogs, it's probably excited/submissive peeing. When it's not -20 outside (if that EVER comes) I choose to do greetings outside whenever possible. Good luck!!
Comment by Debbie & Trixie on January 26, 2014 at 7:13pm

Well, if it's any consolation, the instructor also said the peeing is a sign of respect!  I haven't found that to make it any more appealing though!! ;)  Others have told me that their doodles have finally calmed down at 2 1/2 or 3 years old, just like what you read.  Let's hope the leaking stops by then anyway!!

Comment by Harrison, Brodie & Kris on January 26, 2014 at 2:10pm

Thanks. At least we are not alone. I did ready that doodles usually do not fully mature until they are 24 - 30 months old.... I wish you luck with your leaky doodle as well..

Comment by Debbie & Trixie on January 26, 2014 at 9:13am

Oh yes...we too are still struggling with this, and our Trixie is almost 15 months old.  It is much better with people who she knows. She is also better when people meet her calmly and ignore her for a while than she is if they are excited upon greeting and give her attention.  The instructor at some training classes we took Trixie to said they usually outgrow this when they get out of the adolescent stage...but apparently the length of adolescence varies from dog to dog.  I wish I could offer some great suggestions for solving this problem...unfortunately, I can only offer my empathy!  Maybe somebody else has had success with it and can help us both! :)

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