Dog Pees in Owner's Bed

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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 page about dog pees in owner's bed.
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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.

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By Suzie S.

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October 1, 20120 found this helpful
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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 19, 20172 found this helpful
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From what I have read, dogs pee on their owners bed to establish dominance. The dog is displaying the dominant roll in the pack. Thanks

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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.

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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 16, 20160 found this helpful
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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
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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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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.

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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
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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
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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.

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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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January 30, 2015

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.

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By Shahnaz

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December 4, 20170 found this helpful
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Did she just do it once?? If so, it was probably an accident or she may have been dreaming. If its been several times, take her to the vet to check for a uti.

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December 4, 20170 found this helpful
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Your dog may have a urinary tract infection. If it happens again call the vet.

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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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March 2, 20171 found this helpful
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Make sure a vet checks her out to make sure there are no physical causes for this. If not, maybe your dog is missing you, and that's why he is doing this on the bed, which has your scent.

Have there been any changes to your schedule? A new baby? New pets in the house? A move?

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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
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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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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, 20112 found this helpful
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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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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
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Stress can cause this. Try keeping the bedroom door closed for a while. Construction is very stressful to pets.

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