Blue Heeler weeing herself when owner returns from work
I have a 2.5 yr old Female Blue Heeler that has just started weeing herself when I return from being away from her for a few hours. If she is inside its getting messey. She only has a small squirt as she is just so excited to see me. This is a relativley new thing and its getting worse. I usually leave her in the house when we are away, but now I have to coonfine her to the yard to prevent a mess inside. What's the smartest way to curb this problem. She is extremely smart and loving and responds very well to training. Regards Shaun WA
Reply: Blue Heeler weeing herself when owner returns from wo
First thing I recommend is that the vet checks her over and there are no issues with the female waterworks. If this is cleared, is it an excitement thing, so we recommend that you start ignoring her when you get home, no eye contact, no words, until you have been home for about 15 minutes. Her immediate excitement will have dissipated and therefore she will be more in control. The same technique should be applied when you leave; ignore her 15 minutes before you leave and when you come home, and the coming home will be become a far less excited event, and therefore more bladder control.