Bea Benn: Why my dog keeps peeing on my bed?
My husband and I are taking care of a two-year-old sausage dog for a month. His owner cannot keep her anymore so he left her with some friends that treated her badly when we heard about the abuse, we offered to house her for the time being, until she finally gets her vaccinations and can go overseas to her final home. She's a lovely dog and she shows so much love-specially to my husband-but shes peed on our bed three times in a matter of two weeks.
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She's aware that she's not allowed in the bedroom, but she keeps sneaking in. She doesn't have a urinary problem, and this last time she's been spanked in the bottom, but I'm really lost as in what to do or why is this behavior repeating itself.
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Answer by Lorraine
Spanked in the bottom is going to do no GOOD whatsoever and possibly a lot of harm.
You must keep her out of the bedroom. Surely you can shut the door or a couple of doors and leave her in more of a restricted area.
Answer by Caitlin
In the wild dogs will pee over their leader's scent in order to mask theirs because they feel vulnerable, or fearful. The dog was feeling safe at your home but was still vulnerable and fearful, so she was going to where your scent was strongest and hiding her scent. She also is probably very submissive, to the extreme, and this type of behavior is even more common in that case as well. So, it was a mix of both. And that is why your dog was peeing on your bed.
Get good scent removing spray (Nature's Miracle is the best in my opinion) and clean the mattress the best you can. Do your best to keep the doors closed. Lastly and most importantly, continue to build on her confidence with positive training and love. Teach her some tricks, give her a small job (like fetching your slippers), make her feel important and like she has a purpose for you, and praise, praise, praise. :o)
Answer by Leanne
One of my dogs has recently started doing this on my bed. I changed my bedsheets on Monday and on Tuesday morning he had peed on them. So I changed them again yesterday and he literally just jumped up on my bed a few minutes ago, whilst I was in it and defiantly peed on them again! I think this is him just scent-marking because he gets out plenty and my other dog doesn't do this (as far as I'm aware). So I gave him a row, smacked his naughty bottom and put him outside. Bad dog!
Answer by Astaroth
I think she is trying to find her position in the pack. She needs to be shown that whilst she is cared for, she is still the bottom of the pack. It may seem kinda gross but put some of your worn clothes in her dog bed (wear something slobby, something that you don't mind getting ruined, for a while) Take her for a run in the morning and again in the evening. I'm not talking about dragging her around but a reasonable trot.
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I appreciate that there are not much Kudos running with a sausage dog but it helps with the pack mentality. When anyone enters your home (Your husband and you included) they must completely ignore the dog until they have greeted everyone else and sat down and only then call the dog over and given fuss. NEVER feed her scraps from the table. If you wish to give her leftovers, then AFTER everyone else has finished, put them into her food bowl.
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NEVER hit her. Dogs don't get hit in the wild so they don't understand it. If punishment is needed then do the following:
1) tap under the chin for minor indiscretions.
2) Gentle tug on the ear for naughtyness
3) Grab the scruff of the neck for bad behaviour
4) Alpha roll for dangerous or aggresive behaviour (Force dog onto back and pin it there until it becomes submissive. Some trainers put their hand on the dogs genitals but this can be a bit weird)
Treating behavior problems can be hard work but most of the time it is training the owners more than the animal.
Answer by Amanda
We had problems with our dog also. He used to pee or poop inside of our house all the time when left alone. Both my husband and I work a lot and had no time to take our Pringles to dog training classes. We asked one friend who works in foster care (he is always surrounded by dogs) what we should do. He has recommended an online dog trainer.
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Nancy Harlow says
I took my puppy from a dog foster home about a year ago. I love him to bits; he has a great personality, and I feel that he loves our family so much. BUT, whenever I leave him at home he pees in the house: on the carpet, on the bed, on flowers..
My husband and I were thinking about taking him to ‘doggy school’, but then again, it’s extremely expensive, and the nearest ‘doggy school’ is far away from us. Maybe you have some advice? THANK YOU!!!!
OH WOW! Thank you so much for this post. I have a rescue dog that was not taken care of very well before I got her (cost me over 1000$ in vet bills to get her healthy) and she has this issue too! I took her out this morning for a long walk, let her run around in a field and then came back to bed with my boyfriend. Within 2 minutes of us getting back the dog crawled into bed and peed all over him. It was not just a little pee it was like niagra falls. Needless to say he was not very happy and now I am searching for answers on google as to what is going on with her.
Read my reply, it may help you to understand what's going on.
Well first off let me say congrats on saving this dogs life from harm well i have three dogs and when we first got them it took us some time to train them i think the problem is its probably not used to you yet having a dog takes time and patience here is a tip we took one of our dogs to Pets Mart and they have classes you should try it. i also encourage you to spank the dog if does something wrong as you are now well i wish you and your husband the best with the dog …. good bye
Rayanh G says
I have two small dogs and each have their own potty trouble. But, I stopped this by simply making a schedule.
1. Take out to pee in the morning.
2. Feed food.
3. Take out to pee in afternoon. (optional)
4. Take out to pee at bedtime / she wont pee for the rest of the night as long as she doesn't get any food or water, then just feed her the next day.
I could not cope with a dog that was peeing on my bed. The dog would have to go, I'm afraid. Someone else must have the answer to this one. I'm not a doggy person. Not when it comes to the canine variety anyway.
take her outside once in a while and she can do her buisness there or, buy peepee pads and put some of the pee on the peepee pad and she'll kno tht she needs 2 pee there