Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.
I have a 8 year old Chihuahua that has just started pooping in my bed at night. It is as if she sleeps so soundly she doesn't know that she does it. Why is she just now doing this and how do I stop it?
You should consider that her food may not agree with her. Perhaps try a new brand. You could feed her at a different time than you currently do, and be sure to walk her before bed. If this doesn't get the job done, I would see the Vet for a checkup.
I agree with Lizzyanny. When your dog is a puppy, you feed them puppy food, then adult food and now she's older., senior food. Or homemade for sensitive tummies. Lighten up on night time feeding also. Most important, see the vet.
I find that my dogs go to the toilet not long after their main meal, so I feed them their dinner at 4pm in the afternoon.
My adult Chihuahua keeps pooping on my bed. What do I do?
Have it checked out by the vet, and crate her each time she does it.
Is this new behavior? Has there been a change in her schedule or your lives?
definitely the vet should rule out any major problems. If she's given a clean bill of health, then you will need to retrain her, making sure to catch her in the act. Dogs don't have a great memory for after-the-fact training
so what you do is wait for her to get in the poop position, then startle her (saying NO in a strong voice is good) but please don't become angry or too loud so that she does not become stressed. You just do something to get her out of that head space then take her outside. Eventually she should get the picture.
its important to keep your dog in its place. you can put up a gate tp your bedroom door and after a while the dog we undertsand to not enter that bedroom.
I have 3 dogs. Two I've had for four years, and one I've had for 11 years. My neutered dog has never relieved himself in the house in the 4 years I've had him. Friday when I came home from work and he had peed on my bed. Monday I came home from work, and he had pooped on my bed. Why is this happening and how can I correct it?
By Amy from Berlin Heights, OH
Dear Amy you might look at something that might have up set your dog. We had a cat that always used the litter box until my son got married his new wife didn't like the cat and threw things at her. The cat then started peeing on the rug in her bathroom. But when shut out of her area the cat always used the litter box. Cats and dogs can be vengeful.
The easiest solution is to shut the bedroom door or put a gate across it to keep animals off the bed while you're gone. No fun working all day and then coming home to soiled bedding needing changed and a mattress needing scrubbed.
Have you considered covering your mattress with plastic to keep it from being ruined? Or buy one of those large plastic liner pads and apread over the top of the bed to keep the bed dry and cleaner if you don't like the first option.
Hello, Please take your baby to his Veterinarian for am exam. There might be a medical issue that is causing this to happen.
I have a 3 year old Belgian Malinois. He has always been perfect when we have left him alone... until about 8 months ago. We left him on Christmas for about 9 hours. We came home to a pile of poo on our bed. Today, we left him only for 3 hours - same thing... a big pile of poo. I think it is both revenge poo and separation anxiety poo...whatever it is, it is very, very annoying and disconcerting. We come home from the car show, only to have my wife have to put new bedding on, etc. What we are going to do from now on is leave him in his crate. Period...we have never had to do with this a dog.
He likes his crate, however...it's never been a "punishment" thing. In fact, he goes in it on his own a lot. He slept in until he was a year and a half because we had a 20 year old cat- and, although he would never hurt her, he was too young, active and rambunctious to leave him out with her at night. Our only other option is to block him out of our bedroom and see if he will poo somewhere else when we leave him. If he does, in the crate he will go. SMH.. it's sad, cause he does not destroy anything when he is left alone, but this behavior is not acceptable!
I have a 5 year old boxer. We crate him and he breaks out. I know this sounds crazy but we latched 2 latches put a lock on there and 3 zip ties and within 2 hours he was out and covered in blood from hurting himself getting out. We also shut the door in the room he was in and he ate completely through the door and we crate him cause he poops in the beds every chance he gets. He drives me insane I have 4 kids so he gets all the attention he could want. I'm ready to get rid of him but I know there isn't anyone else that would put up with it.
We fence our hole back yard in and he jumps the fence. It's super high so he runs climbs half way up and jumps it. We put a collar and tie cord on him to run so he ate thru it. We tried a shock collar thing for around the yard turned on high and he ran through it anyways. We put him outside and within a small.amount of time he ate through the hold back door getring inside.
One day he ate through the front door and when we came home he was standing in the road he had ate the door and got the screen door open. He is a all white blue eyed full blooded boxer. Do boxer act out like this. He listens better than the kids do we say lay down he will. Stay he will. Speak stop and whatever else but the minute we are gone or asleep it's all over. We love him and want to keep him but are at our whits end with him. What else to do any help would be great?
It sounds like your baby has severe separation anxiety. Has anyone ever advised you that 9 hours is far too long to leave a dog on their own? Its no wonder the poor thing had an accident. Can you imagine having to hold your bowels for that long?? Even worse if they're in a crate. Could you not set up a cordoned off area with a bed/food/water etc like a utility room? At least that way the damage is limited. If you are leaving the animal regularly for more than a couple of hours I would strongly advise having a friend or neighbour check on him, it is not fair to leave them that long.
My dog has pooped in my husband's bed for two days in a row after he leaves to go to work. I currently sleep in the nursery with our son so I don't realize he's done it until I get up to take him out in the morning. My husband works graveyard shift and our dog normally sleeps through the night and goes to the bathroom in the morning. It's been the same way for a while now and it has been working. Well yesterday and today he has pooped in my husband's bed. He has never done this before so I'm lost. He's 12 years old so he knows better!
Our son is 14 months old so he's not new to him, but I'm starting to get the feeling our dog is upset about something. Our baby has been getting a lot of attention lately because of his age and milestones he's reaching. The dog doesn't seem happy about it.
My tea cup Yorkie started pooping on my bed 3 days ago. She has never done that. Why would she start now?
Make sure you take the dog out right before bedtime. If that doesn't work, it could be behavioral. Crate the dog for a week. If she poops on your bed again, crate her again. She will learn that if she wants to sleep on the bed, she can't poop. If that doesn't work, consult the vet. There may be a physical reason.
Usually such behavior is a health issue or they are trying to tell you something or seeking attention. Have you made any recent changes? usually they don't have accidents where they sleep. Is she allowed to sleep on your bed or just you? If she isn't allowed to sleep on it, maybe she is doing it for attention.
I have a Lab she is 7. I have a big yard that she runs in. She gets walks every day and is house trained, but when I leave she poops on my bed. She didn't do it before, but she is now. I have tried putting her in a cage. but she get breaks out no matter what I do to it. I still come home to the same thing. I don't have a door on my room and I have tried putting a gate up, but it doesn't help she just jumps over it. Some times I do tie her outside, but if it's raining, snowing, or it's hot or cold out I don't want her to be out in it. I have even tried to put her in a room with a door, but that also doesn't work. She just breaks the door. I'm not sure what else to do.
I want to no how to get my 2 month old puppy to stop poopin in my bed she has just started doing this three times now right in the middle of bed and she pee's in house in random spots threw out house but she has been good with poopin outside until now what do I do that works that works and I want to have a answer that makes sense not this crap like I should treat it like a child it is a dog what do I do
My wife and I sleep with the mattress on the floor at night. We have two separate single size mattresses combined (while waiting for our new home). My 4 month old Shih Tzu is potty trained. She pooped in her cage in the room or the pee pad, but recently, she started pooping on my wife's bed.
The moment I changed the bedsheet, she peed on it. Just this morning, I woke up in horror to see my wife covered in Pancake's poop, still sound asleep. She only does that on my wife's mattress and not mine. I don't think it's my food supply because I haven't change it for a while. Her cage is opened for her to do her business all the time, ever since she was potty trained, but why now? Any advice? Is it because she can't hold her bowels because she is only 4 months old? But she only did it wrongly on my wife's bed and not else where. When the mattress is lifted up, she will pee and poo in the cage. I need help here!
My dog is potty trained but as soon as I take her off the leash she'll run to the room and poop only on my husband side of the bed ... Plz help me! Share any kinds of recommendations!! Omg! :-(
I have a Chihuahua, I have had him since he was a puppy, about 3 years now. I take him out to every morning and the kids take him out in the afternoon then I do it again at night. No matter how many times a day he goes out, if we leave a door open he will immediately jump on the bed and pee or poop. It doesn't matter whose bed it is or what time it is. He could just be coming in from outside and will still do this. Any advise as to why or how can I stop it. I always keep my door closed, but my kids may not always remember to do so.
Your dog's behavior issue can be a result of a few issues. First, was your dog crate trained? Second, does your dog have full run of your home? In order to control this problem you must first examine your dog's daily life routine. This will help you narrow down the cause.
Male dogs, along with female dogs will mark their territory. Normally this happens in male dogs that haven't been fixed. Your dog feels at home in his crate or dog bed because it smells like him. Now he wants to expand his territory in your home. That is his way of telling you that he is marking his new territory.
In order to combat this problem you will need to start again housebreaking your dog. Use the same techniques that you used when you first house trained your dog. You will need to determine what has caused your dog to change his behavior. Have you moved, gotten new furniture, or do you leave your dog alone now for longer periods of times? If you can't be home to supervise your dog you'll need to confide him to a smaller area where he won't eliminate.
Now you'll need to clean your bedding and bed with a commercial enzyme product. This will eliminate all orders and hopefully stop the dog from eliminating on your bed again.
I have a 6 month old Siberian Husky and today she tried to poop on my bed/me. To start let me say that she had been let out this morning. She went out and went poop and did her usual thing. I was laying in bed with her trying to get motivation to get ready for work while the dog was looking out the window. My dog is pretty well potty trained and will at least start crying if she wants to go out and will often go by the doors to indicate that she wants to leave.
This morning she was making some weird sounds while looking out the window so I got up, took her out and then we went back to lay in bed. While we were laying there she tried to get off the bed, I watched her and then put her back up on the bed when I realized she was trying to chew on my shoes. After that we laid back down and she did her squat poop position on my bed, right by were my head was. She is also crate trained by the way and isn't allowed on the bed unless I am on it with her. This is not the first time that she has poop somewhere that clearly belongs to me (she tired to do this same thing in my lap in the car once).
Your Husky is claiming you as her person. She saw or smelled another dog that seemed worrisome for some reason.
Huskies are sled dogs and bred to work. They become neurotic and stressed if not exercised enough and also are prone to becoming overweight because they are from very cold places where body fat must be conserved.
To rid your dog of excess stress, walk her every day for at least an hour. This is not too much for a Husky and may be too little. Hire a dog walker if you need to. Huskies are working dogs so get a doggie backpack and put your water in it.
This also helps your dog see and smell her territory and other dogs in it. The more familiar she is with her territory the more confident she will become.
ThriftyFun is one of the longest running frugal living communities on the Internet. These are archives of older discussions.
Why is my dog pooping in my bed? She's a 5 month old Chihuahua. She's litter boxed trained and when it's warm enough to go outside, she will. But, it has been extremely cold out lately, so she hasn't been outside. Could that be the problem? What should I do?
By Sandy from WI
My pets of mine did this. A vet told me its because they smell the bodily fluids from my husband and I. Jealousy. We just kept the door closed to the bedroom. I made a pillow for him out of a old pillow case. We gave him extra attention took him with us more often when we went out. (made him feel special) After a while we were able to leave the door open. We just never allowed him in there again. We trained him that the bedroom was our space. Hope it helps. (12/09/2010)
I have two Chihuahuas and they are always pooping under my bed. I have had to pull my bed out over and over again to clean it because I can't get under it. I tried sprays, but they just won't stop. Anyone have this same problem and come up with a solution? I would really appreciate the help.
By kim from Spring, TX
It's easy, keep them out of the bedroom. Put them in a cage and take them outside ever hour or 2 and then they can go to the bathroom, or maybe just leave them outside until they go. (08/03/2009)
By dan ward
My dogs are crate trained and poop outside. I've noticed that when I'm not showing her "the love" or if she was a bad girl, she will come in and poop on the bed as if to say "I'll show you." (10/23/2008)
I can not believe all the feedback. I also have a Min-Pin, who started pooping in my bed. When he was "supposed" to be sleeping, at least I was. I live in Michigan and it has been very cold here, he also hates snow. I have been cutting down on his food in the evening and it seems to help. Thank god, no one wants to sleep with poop. (01/19/2009)
By Queen of Poop
<img src="https://img.thrfun.com/img/157/282/tff80117210_s.jpg" width="400" height="303" alt="RE: Dog Pooping in My Bed">
Put up a baby gate to your bedroom to keep your dog out of that room during the day. It works. (07/03/2009)
I am a big proponent of crates. Crate your dog at night until he can control himself. My daughter crated her dog from the beginning and now she will sleep with her and no accidents. Look up crating online, there is a bunch of info on it. (02/24/2006)
Check with your vet, there is sometimes a medical problem for lack of control of bowels. (if just small ones), is this unusual size for the dog? if it is it may be a medical problem. Also, don't feed the dog late in the afternoon, this may help also. I also sleep with my small dog, and this is what I would do first. If these came out clear, then, I would crate the animal, (let him know what he did first), or I keep mine in the bathroom with paper to use at night, if they can't control themselves, and there is no medical reasons for it. (02/25/2006)
Find out what's wrong. If the dog checks out physically at the vet's then think what emotional changes might have happened. Think about anything that has changed in the house. Is the dog taken outside enough to go to the bathroom? If this is something new then you need to find out what has changed. There's a reason for it. Dogs don't deliberately do things just to make us mad. If anything they do everything they can to please us. (02/25/2006)
Min Pins are prone to be attached to one specific person. If there has been a new addition to the family or you are spending less time with him, they will do that as kind of a dominance issue. My husband used to have a Min Pin and when we got married, he started doing the same thing by using the bathroom in the floor at night. We had to start putting him in a crate. (02/28/2006)
He's probably not pooping on purpose. My Jack Russel started this at 5 years old. I caught her in the act as she was sleeping on my lap and a little ball of hard poop just rolled off of me. I brought her to the vet and he said irritable bowel syndrome, but it's not messy. (11/22/2007)
By Th Mster