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Help! Female Dog urinates inappropriately

Our Lucy is an 11 month old beagle/pointer mix. We adopted her at 12 weeks old. She is potty trained and will ask to go outside by ringing a bell near the door. However, when we visit my parents, she sneaks off and pees in inappropriate places. This happens even if she has just gone outside 30 minutes earlier. She does this when we are there with her and when we leave her there to stay with them. She loves them very much and is always excited to see them. They have 2 cats and 1 dog, who is also a female. I am trying to figure out of this is anxiety related, territorial or a medical issue? She does not pee in her own house or in her crate. She does pee on the floor if we leave her in our kitchen when we are not home, and it seems like she can't hold it as long when we go out without her for only a couple of hours.


  • jessjess Posts: 2Member
    Have you seen her do this? If not, she may be 'leaking' this is a hormonal imbalance in some female dogs that cause urine to 'dribble' out. This is easily fixed with hormonal medication from your vet. The dogs have no control over this;my dog feels guilty when this happens and she often tries to lick it up as an effort to clean it. Otherwise,if you have seen her physically squatting to urinate,I would say that it's most likely anxiety. Female dogs don't mark their territory in any shape or form.
    Hope this helps
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