We have a 1 year 2 month-old collie/lab cross. He has a pretty manic/wired temperament so we have to work pretty hard to get him to calm down/relax.
Lately, we've been having a problem whereby he is urinating when greeting people - including myself and my partner when coming home from work.
The usual series of events is:
- Hears me coming into house
- Runs to top of stairs
- My partner asks him to sit/wait until he calms down (This usually takes a minute or so)
- Once calm, he is invited down to say hello
- He gets very excited again when he meets me at the door, so I try to ignore him while he calms down
After about 5-10 seconds of hyperactivity, he hangs his head, puts his tail between his legs and urinates slightly.
We try not to make a big deal out of it - and we don't talk to him/tell him off when it happens - in the hope that it would resolve the problem, but it seems to be going on for quite a long time now.