Whiz Kid: Why Does My Dog Pee When Excited?

An excited dog jumps on someone's leg.

Those of us who have cared for dogs over the years, know that the occasional accident will happen. In puppies and young dogs, peeing can spontaneously occur when they get too riled up or excited, as they don’t have total bladder control. If you have been dealing with pee spots on the rug when your dog rushes to greet you or when they are over-enthused, you’re not alone. 

The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is here to explain the phenomenon of submissive urination and get to the bottom of your question, “Why does my dog pee when excited?”