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It is extremely frustrating when your dog pees on the bed. There are a few different reasons that this may occur. Knowing why your dog exhibited this behavior will help to teach her not to do it again in the future, or help you make changes to prevent this from reoccurring. This is a guide about dog pees in owner's bed.

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By 1 found this helpful
February 26, 2017

I have a male Cocker Spaniel who is 8 yrs old. Everytime I have clean sheets he always finds a way and pees on my side of the bed. I don't know when he does it. I never catch him in the act, but he only pees on my side of the bed and I need some help on finding out why. (Thank god for my mattress waterproof cover!)

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February 26, 20170 found this helpful

He is doing it to mark his territory. Have you tried washing the sheets in a different soap or no fabric softener? Sometimes different smells cause them to do this. He is trying to tell someone or something that his his area, by marking it with his scent.

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February 26, 20170 found this helpful

This is definitely territory marking behavior. Another option is to really clean that area of the bed so that no scent remains.

In these sorts of questions I always refer to the work of Cesar Millan, AKA Dog Whisperer: https://www.ces  ebreaking-issues

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February 26, 20170 found this helpful

Punish him every time he does this and award every time he doesn't/ EVERY TIME. Then get some pee and put it on a blanket to give to him as his own territory.

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February 26, 20171 found this helpful

Dogs go on the bed because they smell your scent and want to be near you. You need to change this behavior. You might need a trainer. The dog cannot come into your bed unless he relieves himself the way he is supposed to.

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

I've been using the same soap but I do use fabric softener.....he is punished at the moment meaning I don't allow him in my room I leave his bed in the living room and don't know if he try's getting on when I'm asleep but I never see him on my bed when I wake up so so far it's going good

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

I had a feeling it had to be something like this....he is such a baby when it comes to me ...and he does relieve his self the way he suppose to every night

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By 0 found this helpful
May 4, 2017

My 8 year old Chihuahua mix (who is potty pad trained) suddenly started peeing on my bed a few months ago. Sometimes it's pillows sometimes it's my brand new blanket. We thought maybe she was acting out or was just getting old and couldn't go, but she still plays like a puppy and still uses the potty pad three times a day as usual. My husband and I normally have opposite schedules so she is never home alone more than 5 hours tops. Idk what to do!

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March 14, 2016

I have an about 2 year old Shih Tzu girl, who is puppy pad trained. But it seems she's wanting to pee in our bed and also the bed of the people we live with. I've tried cleaning the bed with a shampooer it didn't work. I've tried scolding her. She does it more then. It seems she was doing it when we weren't home much. Now she will do it behind my back while I'm laying in the bed. Can anyone help?

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March 15, 20160 found this helpful

Take her to potty training might be helpful

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March 16, 20160 found this helpful

Your dog may have a urinary tract infection or another medical problem that needs immediate treatment. Please take her to your vet for evaluation and help.

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November 11, 20161 found this helpful

Hi, i am having this same problem with my shih tzu a girl as well last night on me i was shocked i dont know what to do have you found out anything that can help alsi her potty training is not good either she is 11 months old

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December 14, 20160 found this helpful

My 2 year old Yorkie has started peeing in bed suddenly

I have tried cleaning the bed with lizol and Savlon but no change pls help

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By 2 found this helpful
September 27, 2012

We have a 3 year old, female Boston Terrier/Pug. She has peed in our bed twice now, during the middle of the night, and has "never" done this before. She is let out all the time, all day/night. We let her out each night before bed, and like I said, this has never been an issue.

She acts like she knows she's been naughty, when she sees us stripping the bed. Nothing has changed in her environment. I am home with her (and our other Boston/pug) all day. We have had her the whole time, since she was a puppy. She gets a ton of love, and plays all the time with the other dog. She has been spayed for 2 years.

By Suzie S.

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October 1, 20120 found this helpful

Please have her urine checked by your vet. Could be U.T.I, or diabetes, or some other infection. My old 14 year old dog has incontinence and is on Proin but yours sounds too young to have this.

Good Luck

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October 3, 20160 found this helpful

My boyfriend's dog, T, is 5 years old. Last week, while we were ripping up carpet in the guest bedroom, T suddenly peed on the carpet. He's never done this before, ever. He always scratches on the door when he needs out. Last night after some late romancing, my bf & I went downstairs to get a snack. T stayed upstairs (he usually follows instantly). When we got back upstairs, T had peed on my bf's pillow. I read what you wrote above, but I'm not sure how to interpret what T is doing. In both instances, he had been outside not that long before. He hasn't been neglected or left alone. He's a happy dog, & my bf is his favorite person in the world...

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March 23, 2017

My 9 month old female Dachshund with 1/4th Beagle keeps peeing on our couches! We take her outside often and she goes potty outside, but she's still peeing on the couches. She used to pee on the floor too, but we managed to break her of that somehow. She's even gone in our room and peed on our bed a few times. And even though she's got pee pads that she uses in her room (we gate her in the laundry room when we leave and at night) she still pees on her bed. We're at our wits end with it. Now she's taken up chewing on the walls and the closet door in the laundry room even though she's got plenty of toys and chew bones.

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March 2, 2017

Our 4 year old Staffy started peeing on the owner's bed. She only does it now and then. She goes out to the toilet during the nite.

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September 26, 2016

My 1 year old Dachshund has just peed on my bed, she sleeps in it also. She was in season 2 weeks ago and did it on the guest bed. She sometimes does it indoors. She was only trained to go outside a couple of months ago, as she always went on a pad and she was brilliant and learnt in a few days.

She was my granddaughter's dog, but I looked after her all week and she went home at weekends. My granddaughter has now given her to me as she felt it wasn't fair on her. I also lost my husband at Christmas, so I do cry a lot. I am worried that Daisy is suffering and that is why and need your advice.

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September 28, 20160 found this helpful

Any kind of newly trained behavior (going outside) will have its' setbacks. It's just part of the process. It sounds like it is time to go over the lesson again in a calm and patient way. Also it is time to have your dog spayed. The cycling hormones can be distracting to her and may make her new training less likely to "stick". Spaying at an early age also protects your dog from several cancers and other diseases.

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September 29, 20160 found this helpful

Unless you are a licensed breeder and this dog is pedigreed with papers and award-winning parents, have her spayed. Unaltered dogs are more likely to "go" indoors after puberty.

Your emotional state does most certainly affect your dog. Anxiousness or worry about your sadness upsets the dog. Dogs are very sensitive creatures and bred for many generations to be in tune with their owner's moods.

I'm not saying that to make you feel bad, it's just that whenever a dog learns something new, nervousness or being upset can cause them to revert.

I'd suggest just continue training like you would a puppy. Reward for good outdoor behavior. Take her out frequently to try. And get that spay done soon.

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November 23, 20161 found this helpful

My dog pees on all the bedsame. I have another dog but they both Sleep with me. I want to know why she does this.

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June 26, 2010

My 7 year old neutered Papillion mix has started peeing on my bed. He never did this before. Why has he started doing this? He has no bladder problems.

By Beverly from Campbellsport, WI

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June 28, 20100 found this helpful

Hi Beverly, Whenever a dog's behavior suddenly changes like your describing, there's two places to start looking before anything else.

1) Medical: you say he doesn't have any bladder problems, are you absolutely sure? Have you had his urine checked by a vet? With a urination behavior, medical problems always have to officially ruled out first.

2) If that isn't the issue, then I would look at what has changed since this behavior started? Work schedule, house guests, someone moving in or out, stress or other problems within the home.

Think hard about the possibilities of what it could be. Dogs just don't suddenly begin peeing inside the home for no good reason! I'm interested to hear your comments.

All the best, Cabinfever.

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Anonymous
January 15, 20160 found this helpful

we got a kitten 6 weeks ago and the dog has peed in my spot two days in a row. let me guess...he's pissed about the cat,

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June 17, 2017

Have a 11 month old Maltese/Shih tzu who is not desexed and a 4 year old female Maltese/Shih tzu. One of them is weeing on the bed when we go out for long amounts of time. Usually someone is home most of the time and this doesn't happen. It is in the spot where the 4 year old sleeps. Also, both dogs are weeing all over the place outside. When we had only the one dog it was only on the grass. Help.
Thanks.

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March 19, 2011

I want to know why the dog pees on the bed even though he has been outside enough times to relieve himself. He was given to me from someone who had him in a dog crate most of the time. He knows he is supposed to go outside and seems housetrained already.

By Lori from West Haven, CT

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March 19, 20111 found this helpful

Two possibilities: Could be a medical reason such as a bladder infection. If you have eliminated that possibility, it is most likely territorial marking, just like dogs do when they lift their leg outside. Even females will mark with urine. You either have to figure out why the dogs feels the need to mark your bed ( is for example, a new person sleeping in the bed?) If you cannot change the factor that is causing the dog to mark your bed with urine, the only option is to restrict access to the bed. Keep the door to the bedroom closed unless you or someone else is in the room. The dog will probably not pee on the bed unless he is alone. If, on the other hand, you see him doing it, correcting him at that time might help.

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August 11, 20160 found this helpful

What do you consider "correcting him"?

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By 0 found this helpful
June 2, 2016

I am having a problem with my 8 year old mini Yorkie urinating for the first time on my and my boyfriend's bed. We first thought it was our sausage dog. Then tonight he came through with me to the kitchen to get something and walked straight passed his potty pad onto his bed and urinated and walked back through to the kitchen.

The other dog and his bed wasn't there, but I wasn't even putting him in there. He has never done this before, but they both had been in trouble for urinating on the bed. We have been building for a long time so I don't know if it's because of that stress?

Please help.

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June 2, 20160 found this helpful

Stress can cause this. Try keeping the bedroom door closed for a while. Construction is very stressful to pets.

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January 30, 20150 found this helpful

My 2 year old Lab peed on our bed where she sleeps. This has never happened before. She would always bark and let me know to be taken out. I am shocked.

By Shahnaz

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April 11, 20140 found this helpful

I got this pitbull from my father. She is a wonderful dog, but when it comes to potty time I don't get it. I take her on walks, and she goes out side, and now she thinks it's OK to poop and pee on my bed. What can I do to get her to stop? I need help.

By Nelly R.

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February 13, 20140 found this helpful

Please can you tell me why every now and then my male Chihuahua pees on my husband/s bed. He's 7 years old and a bit sulky. We have a 12 year old and a 2 year old as well.

By Susan R.

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November 24, 20130 found this helpful

We have a 3 year old American Staffordshire Bull Terrior that has been urinating on all the beds in our apartment, on and off since he was a puppy. He goes through phases. He goes from being good with no peeing, then all of a sudden start peeing on our beds right in front of us.

Nothing has changed. We give him tons of love and attention, and we bring him out all day and night to do his business. I've had it! My boyfriend and I fight over it. I say keep him off the bed, but he feels it's a losing battle. Please someone help!

By Renee

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