Kimmiee

Why does my babe pee on her self when my father picks her up?

She also starts shaking. Is it because he yells the most and he has the deepest voice and she thinks he is the mot dominant.


Asked by Kimmiee on Aug 19th 2012 in Fears & Phobias
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Obi

She is fearful of him. He should stop yelling at her and picking her up. She needs to associate him with good things like treats, toys, playtime, walks, feeding time...not punishment. If this is not remedied she might start fear biting.


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Ra

Showing clear signs of fear has almost NOTHING to do with who she sees as "dominant", if by that you mean a leader. The fact that she obviously greatly fears your father is unhealthy and unusual. She might have been abused by a man in the past, or your father gives off a very negative energy if he yells often. Some dogs are more sensitive to raised voices, so suggest to your father to keep his voice down and to be calm and patient when around your dog.


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Bruno CGC

It's really quite common for dogs to be scared of men, probably because men have deep voices (which dogs associate with aggression- think growl versus whine), are taller/larger, and use more assertive body language than women, even without intentional intimidation. This is especially true of dogs that are naturally very soft-natured, or were not raised with men around.

Like Gunner said, if you don't want this to continue, he either needs to modify his approach to her (slow down, speak softer, don't pick her up, offer her things she likes) or you should keep her away from him.


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