Dog Pees on My Side of Bed

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 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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November 26, 20170 found this helpful

What worked for me!

Step 1
To keep my dog next to me in his own bed, very close. So close, that I could pet him and reassure him throughout the night, even letting my arm dangle into his bed. I only let him come up to sleep on my lap supervised (so he didn't have any opportunity to pee) for about a week or two. So he gets out of the habit.

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Step 2
Allowing him on the bed, but only if he stayed lying down to sleep! He had to be lying down, or he'd be put back in his own bed, while I pet him and spoke reassuringly to him. MOST IMPORTANT: Don't let him walk around or play on the bed until you're very sure he won't do anything (about a month or two). And don't show him you are mad, He mustn't feel rejected. Give lots of love and reassurance.

Step 3
He can be on the bed anytime, as long as he's not running around on it.

Success! He went from constantly peeing on the bed, sometimes right in front of me, back to never doing it. I'm so glad I didn't kick him off the bed permanently, but found a way to work it out where we're both happy and he's back on the bed all the time. Your article encouraged me not to be mad or give up trying, since him getting upset, or not being able to be close to me, would only make it worse. And I never wanted him to sleep anywhere else but with me. Now things are great.

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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.

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In these sorts of questions I always refer to the work of Cesar Millan, AKA Dog Whisperer: www.cesarsway.com/.../housebreaking-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 27, 20170 found this helpful

He pee on his own bed tooo! I don't why but I had to go through i don't know i lose count of how many beds i bought him lol

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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 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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