You may feel cooped up and comfortable in your bed, but sometimes, it can not be very pleasant if you find your beloved dog peeing on it. It is, regrettably, quite a common thing. While you may think that your dog is doing it to trouble you, there is always a purpose behind it. It could be a lot, from fear and stress to your canine having mobility problems. To make you comprehend, we have made a list of the top causes behind your dog peeing on your bed.
They May Be Scared
Your four-legged friend pees on your bed, especially if he is afraid. It may appear as if he is trying to reciprocate, but he might be frightened and feeling unsafe in reality. For instance, it may be after putting your pet in the wrong position and peeing on your bed makes him feel secure.
Marking their territory
We all have the idea that the possessive nature of dogs can be of their own, so peeing in your bed is just another way of showcasing their comfort zone. Dogs identify their territory with urine, so by peeing in a mattress, they try to denote their personal space as part of their area. By doing this, they perhaps try to get some love and assurance from you.
Changes in the house can also be a reason behind feeling anxious. If there is a change in the place, such as losing a family member or pet, new furniture, paint, or even moving houses, it could excite your dog’s anxiety. Thus, peeing in your bed acts as a stress-buster for him, along with the fact that it makes him feel comfortable.
They need more bathroom breaks
To curb dogs from peeing indoors, they need a lot of bathroom breaks throughout the day. Your dog is peeing on your bed, maybe because he requires more outings throughout the day to drain his bladder. Take your friend out frequently, especially after mealtimes and at night before sleeping time.
It is a painful condition that is there in dogs too. Having this condition can make it challenging for your friend to be completely mobile. For example, arthritis can make it a burden for both you and your dog to get off your bed at the right time before an accident occurs. Added to this, dogs with arthritis may not empty their bladders on a bathroom break, which would later lead to them peeing in your bed. While arthritis is joint in aged dogs, it can also be there in younger ones. To diagnose arthritis, take him to the vet.
You now know why your dog is peeing in your bed and can tackle the matter accordingly. Bear in mind that it is a temporary issue and can be curbed if dealt with correctly.
Other Solutions and Considerations
Remember never to shout at your dog for peeing or defecating, even indoors. It will perplex your furry friend and possibly make the problem worse. When you work with the trainer, ensure you stay affirmed with your training. Inconsistency will puzzle your friend and reduce effectiveness. Provide your pup ample opportunities to relieve himself outside so he does not feel the urge to urinate indoors. If your furry mate starts drinking more water than the usual amount, get him checked for diabetes and ensure his diet is not rich in salt. Salt can make him thirsty, and in return he will urinate more. You might also restrict his access to limited areas of the house. If your dog pees on the bed in your absence, shut the bedroom door and ensure your trainer drops by during the day to walk him. If he urinates on your bed when you’re there, then work with the trainer to change this behavior. There are special cleaners that reduce the animal’s scent after he’s peed on something such as bedding or carpet when you need to dress it. They are within the range and easy to use and will dissuade a repeat offender if his reason is marking.
We know that puddles of pee are never enjoyable to bump into, especially when you are in your PJs and ready to take a nap. However, after you take your pup to the vet or trainer and have the issue resolved, you can pull out your elegant bed sheets, and comforter with the assurance that they would stay fresh and clean.