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Angry Why did they pee on my bed?

This is so upsetting. Both dogs peed on my bed. I am not sure if they did it at the same time but it was the same time frame. I couldn't believe it and then when I walked into the spare bedroom I noticed they peed on that one too. They are let outside regulary and each time they both pee. Why in the world would they do this? We play with them and shower them with love on and off all day....they are not neglected so WHY? Hubby took everything to the laundromat for they are king and queen size beds and will not fit in my washer. SO FRUSTRATED
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Has anything changed around the house or in your - or their - schedules?

We had some foster dogs that, when faced with life changes or new faces, would pee on the bed from either stress or to assert their 'ownership' of a prime place in the house.

Since I'm guessing it's highly unlikely that BOTH dogs have come down with a urinary tract infection at the same moment, you might also consider that one has an infection and the other is simply marking alongside his buddy's pee spot due to the smell. It wouldn't hurt to get them checked out by their vet.

I hope you can solve the mystery and that it's a simple fix. This might sound weird but, in one sense you're lucky. Your dogs are small. Our foster dogs are golden retrievers. Their bladders are much, much bigger.

Hugs to your fur kids - hope they're doing better soon!

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I'm guessing they are marking your bed as "this is mine."

Only thing you can really do is catch them in the act. I also do not let my girl pee (mark) at all during a walk, she has to wait until we're totally done as she was a total dominant marker and it was embarrassing!!! She even pooped on my bed once.

I caught her in the act...not cool.

There are ton of threads on dealing with this you might want to do a a "marking" search.

Best to you.
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Never heard of that before. I'm glad my bed is high, it's as high as my kitchen counters. Scooter jumped up on it once but hasn't done it again.

I hope your bedding comes clean, so sorry you're having this trouble.

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Cuba has pooped on my sister's bed whne she was visiting me. I think it was totally a marking thing because he's pretty reliable in the house at 8.5 months. I feel for you concerning the laundry mat as I have queen/king bedding too. Cuba has caused me to put my king down comforter in my front loader and believe it or not, it comes out fine. I've done this with both my king comforters. It is a lot cheaper than the $30 dry cleaning charge and they smell better too.
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First of all this has nothing to do with being loved or getting lots of attention.

Not sure how old they are but if they are young, well accidents do happen. Brando peed on my bed twice when he was around 8 months. He's never done it since. I made sure he knew it was a no no though. I too think they were marking it as their own. One peed on it and the other marked on top.

All you can do now is keep an eye out on them so it doesn't happen again. Oh and I bought a waterproof film to cover my mattress just in case it did happen again lol

Chances are if your parents never had kids...you won't either...
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Bed peeing

My dogs have peed on beds where the cat has slept, including their own beds...I think they want to mark it as theirs and not the cat.

Daisy has peed on Alana's bed and a couple of times on mine, which perplexes me. I thought dogs won't pee where they sleep. That is why I realize then that I didn't take her for a long walk before I left the house. She never has an accident when I am more responsible for her.

It is a conundrum, but I have many friends with havanese who have done this.
We went dog sitting at a friends house for their dog and their house, Daisy peed on this bed too. Then I decided to come home with their dog and then everything was okay.

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are you sure it was both dogs, or just one?

I hope everything comes out clean.
Clearly marking.
Maybe when everything is back together on the bed and it is made, you can use the "coin-in-the-can" trick to let them both know the bed is yours not theirs.
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Oh, that is a very frustrating experience. Try giving them treats ON the bed. I know it sounds crazy. But this was recommended in the Housebreaking Your Puppy In 7 Days book ~~ to give treats in a spot where they are marking/peeing/pooping. This worked like a charm for me with Biscuit.

and HEATH-Y, TOO !
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Thank you for sharing your experiences with me for I thought I did something terrible to make them do this. I am going to try each and every suggestion that was posted. Wanda I am going to watch them closely to see if they might have a UTI but I don't think so for they are not showing any other signs. If anything like this happens again I will take them to the vet. The boys turned one year old on the 18th of January. Yes, I am pretty sure it was both of them for there were two distinct pee marks on both beds. The bedding is clean and back on the bed and my bedroom doors are closed for right now. Amy, I like the treat idea! I can't think of any changes in the house except we started leaving them come upstairs again. We had block the stairs to the upstairs for they were peeing on the carpet. Well, they did learn not to pee on the carpet, they used the beds instead!
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