Like submissive urination, this behavior often occurs during greetings and sometimes during stressful social interactions with people.) Submissive urination is most common in puppies, but some adult dogs submissively urinate as well, especially those who seem to lack confidence. The behavior is more common in some breeds than others, such as retrievers. Some dogs submissively urinate only .
When they pee due to temporary overstimulation (such as an owner returning home or during particularly rambunctious play), this is called 'excitable urination.' Similarly, when the puppy experiences an instinctive fear response to something, whether it's innocuous or genuinely scary, this is called 'submissive urination.'.
Puppies usually outgrow the behavior, but some very submissive dogs continue as adults. In puppies, the scent of the urine also tells the other dog about the baby’s sexual status and maturity level, which also serves to tell other dogs that the puppy is no threat.
One way is to roll on their backs and urinate on themselves. Submissive urination is common and normal in puppies, who will usually outgrow the behavior. But some puppies remain timid into adulthood, and submissive urination can become a problem in the home. Signs of submissive urination.