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Dog Peeing on the Bed

My boy is peeing on my side of the bed.
He waits until I go to the bathroom, then when I'm out of sight and busy doing my business he jumps on my bed and marks my spot.
I called a friend who is a trainer and she told me he wants to get rid of me, that he likes my husband who feeds him and I'm redundant.
I now crate him when I go to the bathroom and he's wearing a belly band. But let me tell you, when the band is off and he gets an opportunity he makes the move and I have to wash sheets once more. I need good advice. What do I do? Don't say neuter him, he's my Grand Champion and I have big hopes for his some day children.

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Well if that doesn't take the cake. I have never heard of such. He is obviously marking the bed but I don't know if its because he hates you or loves you and doesn't want another dog to take your spot. Better find an expert on this one.
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Maybe he is just mad that you get to do your biz before he does! Just kidding. I am certainly no expert but feel your pain. I had a cat that used to go on my bed when he was pissed at me... Like when I was trying to train him to use toilet instead of his litter box. He won that one I was told Cats get you where you live, but I have never heard of a dog being spiteful like that.

I am not sure of your trainer friends thoughts... But can you become more of an important part of his life? Are you the one who does all the necessary but annoying things like brushing, teeth cleaning, and your DH gets to be the good guy only. Your boy may just want some attention from you.

Obviously, these are just stabs in the dark. Hope you find an answer.




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This trainer I talked to is an expert. She said I have to be in charge of his feeding and I have to act like I'm eating the food before I give it to him. Then to keep him either in the crate when I go to the bathroom or with me on a lead, then take him outside immediately after so he gets the idea that outside is where he gets to go. It sounds so way out there so I'm here for a second opinion.

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Oh my that sounds awful. Do you have a gated yard to put him out and then use the restroom? Mine are let out and then I do my business because if I don't we have accidents. He does sound like he is a lot older though. Trainers can come up with some funny things don't believe every thing you hear. Maybe its you he love's so much that he is marking just like he would if there was a female dog in heat in your home.

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it does not sound out there to me, as I was given the same advice once about setting a hierarchy when we got our 2nd dog... the food provider is king... and kings get to eat first. how old is the pup... is he still having potty issues other than this behavior?

I suspect Dave will have some advice and articles about this as well...Dave?

but the one thing I also wanted to ask is if your friend/trainer has been over to see how he interacts with everyone in your house? I would be wary of phone advice/or internet advice in this case without some hands on observation.




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Your little stud puppy is marking, it is not because he dislikes or likes you, he is marking his territory, simply he is telling any and all dogs, who he is and this is his. This has more to do with his DNA then anything else. You can train him not to do it it in the house, just like house training and it does take that much time and patience. Often there is something that triggers this behavior, such as a dog in heat in the neighborhood among other things. Once they start you need to redirect the habit to outside. Catch him in the act and take him out after several times he will get it, also check all walls even high places so you can clean them (I have a black light).

My dog Boo Boo was used as a stud in a breeding facility he was neutered about a week after I got him, it did not help his marking, it took a good six months to get it under control, all these years latter he will mark like crazy on walks and if he smells a female in heat he still paws the earth and smells the air, and does the funny vibrating mouth thing.
When there is a dog in heat in the neighborhood (and it can be pretty far away) intact males will mark with a very smelly concentrated fluid.

Just hang in there and redirect him. Best of luck.

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Sentry makes a Good Behavior collar with Pheromones & chamomile. It smells great! Kinda reminds me of a flea collar lol. I tried this on a Papillon I had who marked anything & everything. Within 2 weeks I noticed a drastic decrease in the amount he would mark down to 1-3 spots opposed to the previous 10-20.

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...91645#prodTab1
* Its pretty long so cut it in half & freeze the other half.

You could also do a blend of Aspen & Chicory in his water. I love Bach Floral remedies you can't overdose & it doesn't harm dogs that its unintended for.
http://www.bachflower.com/Pets.htm
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it does not sound out there to me, as I was given the same advice once about setting a hierarchy when we got our 2nd dog... the food provider is king... and kings get to eat first. how old is the pup... is he still having potty issues other than this behavior?

I suspect Dave will have some advice and articles about this as well...Dave?

but the one thing I also wanted to ask is if your friend/trainer has been over to see how he interacts with everyone in your house? I would be wary of phone advice/or internet advice in this case without some hands on observation.
Dave's away camping for 9 days, so he's no help at the moment!

It sure sounds to me like marking. I'm also sure that intact dogs CAN be taught not to mark, because it's very common in Europe not to neuter male dogs, and they learn not to mark inside the house. I'd go with Robbie's advice! I just hope he hasn't managed to hit the mattress when he's gone on the bed. It may be just about impossible to get the smell out to the point that HE can't smell it if it's in the mattress.


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How about keeping him out of your bedroom altogether? Is that a possibility?

He can be there only when supervised or crated. Otherwise, he's not allowed to be there on his own
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