06-29-2011, 11:59 AM
Join Date: May 2011
Emma peeing as a sign of fear
When I first adopted Emma she would pee on herself very often when I would do something such as giving her a bath, brushing her, clipping toe nails etc. Eventually she (I assume) got more trusting of me and stopped doing it completely.
Well, yesterday I went to clip her toe nails and she peed herself. She usually is so good and just lays there and stares at the treat bag until I get finished. She's by far the easiest of my 3 to groom. When she did that yesterday it made me feel so bad. I stopped and put the clippers up and haven't attempted it since. Is that what I should have done in this situation? I wasn't about to force her since she was that scared.
The situation had made me feel awful. Like something has happened to cause her to loose trust in me. I know that's probably not the case, but it's discouraging. I have come so far with her from the reactive dog she used to be and I feel like this is a step backward.
Any advice? Why do you think she did this? And what should I do if it continues to happen?