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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-01-2008, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Question Peeing on the bed---PLEASE HELP!!!

I really don't know what to do. Duncan has really great as far as being house broken goes.He scratches the door when he needs to go and we've been very lucky.
A couple of days ago,he peed on my bed.Very nasty since we sleep with a down comforter that needed to be laundered.My husband caught him in the act and reprimanded him and put him outside.
Here I am under the impression that dogs won't "go" where they eat and sleep and since Duncan sleeps in bed with us(which may be a thing of the past after today :-() I am very surprised.
Well today he did it again.Last time it was on hubby's side of the bed,and today it was mine.
Thank goodness I'm at work b/c Dh is LIVID,and that's putting it mildly.
Hubby says no more sleeping on the bed.What can we do to stop this????
Why all of the sudden is he doing this???
HELP!?!!
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Dot, sorry to hear about that! Is he peeing more frequently? Maybe a UTI? Or maybe he's marking his territory?
Either way, I think the best way is to keep him off of your bed where he's put on the same level as you&DH the 'top dogs'. Hope other people have better answers...

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Hmmm....sounds like he may be marking? How old is he? Is he neutered? Probably is but they can still want to mark sometimes....Valentino & my maltese do this....makes my DH livid as well!
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My suggestion would be to demote him from bed privileges for a while. Have him sleep in a crate near the bed instead. Dusty has slept in a crate from the beginning and this isn't a problem we have had, so I may not be the best person to help! My kids have done this when they were very small and potty training. I sympathize. Cleaning a down comforter is not cheap!!

My sister has a pet rabbit that has tried to take possession of her sofa by regularly peeing on it. She has temporarily limited his freedom until she gets it sorted out.

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He is neutered,but I did read that they still may mark after being neutered.
But why the bed????He sleeps there to,so in a way he is soling his bed too.
He does have a crate he stays in while we are at work.I guess when I get home that crate will be in the bedroom.Poor Duncan,hubby must have screamed like a MADMAN!
Keep the suggestions coming and thanks!!
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Have you always had the down comforter on the bed? I had a cat who would always pee on my down comforter, I don't know if there was a smell that he liked? Also, my brother's pug also peed on his down comforter and when I brought it up to people they had the same problem.

Could it have anything to do with the down smell for them? Just a thought because we were perplexed too. Everyone I talked to just stopped using the down comforter.

I understand your frustration! Good luck, I hope you find Duncan's solution!
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I have a down throw on my bed that the dogs like to scrunch up and sleep on. Gabriel has peed on that twice...just on the down comforter! Thankfully, it didn't go through to the bed. I think it must be something about the down. Also, he has only done this when he has been over due to go out and pee.

The only other place he has peed is on a large Landsend dog bed, which has a type of a down insert. That didn't get ruined though as I use a plastic garbage liner to protect the pillow insert. The cover, which is made out of Levi is washable.

One thing you could do is put a waterproof sheet on top of your comforter, then a cover sheet on top of that.
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If a dog is peeing on your bed, he is most likely trying to establish a dominant position in your home. He needs to have his privileges for sleeping on your bed revoked immediately. However, I think it is always best to make sure there is not a medical reason for this.

Here are some other responses to people who have asked the same question:
Help! Dog urinating on my bed!
Urinating on Beds - Various Reasons/Triggers
Urinating on Owner's Bed - including vinegar treatment
My Dobie is urinating in my bed
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thank you all for your advice.Boy am I gonna be in for a rough night.But hopefully this will all pass.
It did rain all day today and DUncan DOES NOT to go out in the rain at all.I guess he couldn't hold it anymore and he just let go.
I cant even use the potty pads since he thinks they are just another piece of material that he can shred.LOL!
Wish me luck tonight!
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We had a golden retriever puppy one time that wet her bed - we were so surprised that she would wet where she slept - the bed was in the garage.

We took her to the vet and she had a bladder infection.

Poor little guy he probably was scared after it happened like "what did I do."
If he was overdue for going out (because of the rain) that might had something to do with it.

These little guys are hard to figure out sometimes but their love and companionship sure outweigh the bad.

Hope tomorrow is a better day.


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