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Thread: My dog is peeing on my bed!

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    I don't know what is going on with him..is he mad at me or the husband? he is in perfect health...old, but he doesn't pee anywhere else. he can go in and out as he pleases.
    this has been going on for a year ,on and off. maybe twice a week or so.
    i need to buy a second mattress protector..i have to wait for the one to be washed and dried before i can make the bed again.
    i am frustrated.
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    any help/ideas would be greatly appreciate..

    oh and caging him will not help, he does it when i am home..!
    and i do have another dog..she is a bully to him. she is younger.
    i am taking off now to my quilt group..will be back to check later..

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    They have the mattress protectors in plastic that encase the entire mattress, helps a lot, keeping out moisture, bed bugs etc. Also in the winter helps keep the bed warmer.

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    I have known one other person this happened to. Yes, the dog was mad at the owner. I do not remember anything more about it than that.
    I am sorry you are having to cope with this. I understand what you feel for an animal (especially one you have had so long). I do not know the solution.
    Good luck.

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    Sounds like he is upset with you for some reason, are you away from him more? I know my Jack Russell is naughty if I'm away for an extended period of time. Hang in there hopefully someone will come up with a good solution for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    I don't know what is going on with him..is he mad at me or the husband? he is in perfect health...old, but he doesn't pee anywhere else. he can go in and out as he pleases.
    this has been going on for a year ,on and off. maybe twice a week or so.
    i need to buy a second mattress protector..i have to wait for the one to be washed and dried before i can make the bed again.
    i am frustrated.
    :thumbdown:

    any help/ideas would be greatly appreciate..

    oh and caging him will not help, he does it when i am home..!
    and i do have another dog..she is a bully to him. she is younger.
    i am taking off now to my quilt group..will be back to check later..
    I can tell you one thing, he would pee on my bed ONCE! He would be banned from the house, and certainly the bedroom. If you know he has no health issues, then assume there is something else going on. Jealousy, fear, something. Call in Cesar Milan :roll: :lol:

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    This may seems like crazy advice, but I would contact several dog trainers online or in your area...and ask for help. There may be a reason your dog is doing this....and the cure may be simple.
    I liken this to working with my teenagers....whoever understands why the do the things they do...but when you ask another Mother whom has been there...or a professional...knowledge is power....and bam...you find out that dogs and teenagers do have reasons why they do things.
    lol Hope you find the answer, and let us hear from you when you do find out!

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    The dog is feeling stressed for some reason, maybe because the other dog is bullying him. Maybe he is marking his territory, telling the girl dog that the bed is his territory. Not sure how you could handle that. Maybe check with the vet.

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    I would close the door so he couldn't get in the bedroom and pay extra attention to him. Good Luck

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    I feel for you. My older dog pees everywhere. My vet says it is a behaivor thing. Jealous of the other dog. Wants to be dominant over the other dog. Marking his/or hers territory which is you and your husband. will continue doing it forever. you need to cage when ever you can not be in the same room with the dog and watching all the time. also take dog out on a leash to go to the bathroom. also if you see him/ her start to smell or want to mark make loud noise he told me to shake a can on marbles and say NO Bad Dog put in cage he said do this for six weeks to break the habit!!!!!!!! I try but too much trouble for me to keep taking out to bathroom on a leash. good luck. by the way is it a boy dog that is doing this? read your post again. He is a boy and the little one is the girl. Same at my house. Littleone is boss, definately a behaivor thing just like mine. It's really hard to stop. I close off all the doors I can. and do what the vet told me too but the bathroom leash thing is hard for me to do. He said that if you do it for six weeks it should work but if he pees again you have to do it for another 6 weeks!!!!

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    I can't believe you let it happen more than once!
    First off - CLOSE THE BEDROOM DOOR

    that's just nasty.....

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    I understand perfectly. A bit more time with her/him and some discipline for the younger one will help rectify this. We love our furbabies and deal with what is. We have very old pets in our household; 15 year old dog; 23 year old cat; 16 year old cat so the commitment to pets is long and "peeing on the bed" sometimes comes with it. Kudos to you for trying to work it all out! This too shall pass :?

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    Aw, pets, you just got to love them! I think it might be a issue with the other dog. Hopefully you can get it solved soon, I am sure its frustrating, but I want to say good for you for trying to figure it out! I am sure it will pass too!

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    I also think it might be the other dog that is causing the problem. Noone likes to be picked on.

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    KEEP THE BEDROOM DOOR CLOSED !!!!

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    I'd take him to the vet first, to rule out any physical problem.

    Assuming there's no physical issues, it could be the other dog bullying him, perhaps a form of separation anxiety, attraction to any faint urine smell that might be left behind which could tempt him to pee there again, something upsetting him (new furniture or other environmental change?), etc.

    It would be so much simpler if our furkids could talk! :wink:

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    I suspect he's acting out about the bullying by the younger dog. I think Murphy is right on the money. My old girl is 14 now and I am always trying to keep on top of the 5 yr old 'youngster' who would love to run the show. Mad at you? Maybe. Maybe an extreme way of saying 'these are my people, not yours' to the kid in the family. Glad you're working it out and not just writing him off as many would likely do. Wouldn't trade mine for anything; they have enriched my life immeasurably.

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    Is he sleeping on your bed, when this happens? He may be afraid to get down because of the other dog. They do make doggie depends. Also, if you are home make sure he goes out every 2 hours. If you can, let him out alone, so he can take care of business without the other dog bothering him. Treat him like a puppy, with lots of "good boys" after he comes in. If you have a doggie door maybe going thur it causes some kind of pain, after all he is older and it may hurt his joints. Just a few things I could think of

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    has something changed in his life about the time he started this, sometimes you have to go back in time to find out what triggered it, how to stop it now it has started could be a problem, good luck with finding a cure

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    you say he is old, take him to the VET for a ck up please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanniejo
    KEEP THE BEDROOM DOOR CLOSED !!!!

    My thoughts exactly. No sleeping in the bedroom with you either. I do not allow my dog on furniture and she is only allowed upstairs for a bath. Sometimes though, she sneaks up there to check on me if she is inside with me and DH isn't home. The dog I had before her wasn't allowed on carpeted surfaces in the house. It took him a long time to get that house training thing but he learned "off the rug" really quick. Worked out great on rainy days when his paws were muddy.

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    I agree that you should probably have him checked out by the vet.

    If he is peeing on the bed just at night, you might consider a doggie diaper. I know that sounds terrible but these guys are a member of the family and if he is old they get special treatment.

    We have a 14 year old female Lab and she takes estrogen twice a week for incontinence. We do know in her case that she just can't help it.

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    Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. If one doesn't have a pet as part of their family, it is hard to give advise. We wouldn't put a part of the family outside.
    I agree that your boy dog seems to be stressed out from the bullying. Use baby gates to keep them separated. My Sam won't eat if Ruby is watching him. I use a baby gate from Walmart. Either of the dogs could easily knock the gate down but they don't. It would be a security for your boy to know that the girl can't get to him. A friend told me "they don't call girl dogs bitches for nothing". That is so true. My Ruby is very sweet but at times, she is a witch.

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    If you don't want to ban the dog from the room, I would keep the bed covered with a big sheet of plastic untill bedtime. I would hope that would discourage him until you can find a solution!

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    My dear old kitty was having similar problems. I figured out she was stressed but the other kitties. She now lives in the upstairs (where my bedroom is) and the others live downstairs. She is a happy kitty again and no problems.

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    It seems he is asking for help regarding his companions behavior.
    He doesn't like to be picked on or bullied. I would seek some sort of behavior training for both dogs. Especially the more bossier one of the two. You and your husband need to show that you are "pack leaders" (your husband is alpha male and you are alpha female). Our dogs know this and act accordingly. Now Bella the mama dog is next in line, she runs the pen with an iron paw.

    One of our sons has a cat, she pees on anything of his that doesn't move when she is mad at him. If the house isn't clean she pees, if his sleep cycle changes, she pees. He still hasn't figured it out even though we have explained it to him several times.
    I agree don't keep him out of the bedroom if this is where likes to socialize with you and your husband. But keep it closed when you are not at home.

    I keep my sewing room door closed because Kola and her invisible pal won't need to leave piles of hair all over my work and stash.

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