The pack leader controls the food
Your dog is counting on YOU to feed him. The dog must clearly understand that thecomes from you, and no one else. During his education, give him directly from your hand. You are not demonstrating your authority by leaving a bowl full of on the floor. However, when you feed your dog, and he's hungry, it becomes perfectly clear in the dog's mind that you are top dog.
The pack leader eats first
In nature, the dominant dog eats first, therefore, if the dog's schedule resembles yours, make sure your dog eats last. It is imperative that the dog be with you when you eat, but from a distance, as it would be in a pack of wolves.
Urinating by submission or excitement
Urination by submission and/or excitement is normal behavior. As for submission, it is triggered by the desire to have dominance revered. As for over-excitement on the part of the dog, he will urinate because he is excited, and he cannot control his urinary functions in such situations. In many cases, frequent punishment results in the dog urinating out of submission, not excitement. These actions therefore assume an emotional dimension.
Many authors have observed that there is a higher incidence of this condition in females than in males. Probable cause could be that lack of hormones makes it difficult for females to identify male dominance. Abusive use of physical punishment by a master who desperately wants to control the dog is often the root of the problem. Furthermore, if many people are involved in correcting the dog, the latter will generalize his behavior towards everybody, and will not discriminate whether or not the person is close to him.
That is why in cases of submission, it is best to ignore rather than reprimand. The best way to gain the trust of a submissive dog is to practice a few obedience exercises without prodding the dog. Avoid manipulating the dog physically. Whenever your dog greets you by rolling over on his back, he lets a few drops of urine drop. When you enter the, the dog turns his back to urinate. Not to be misconstrued with a problem of cleanliness, this behavior clearly depicts a dog urinating out of submission. This situation requires particular re-education. When the dog urinates in this fashion, he is telling you either that he acknowledges you as the dominant element in his reality, or he is over-excited or under excessive stress.