Why Does My Dog Pee on My Bed?

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By David

No matter how much love you have for your doggie friend, there is no need to pretend that they don’t have some behaviors that really get under our skin. They can shred up the toilet paper, or jump on us and lick us every time we are near them. However, there is one thing we cannot take, and that is them peeing on the bed. This practice isn’t only something that puppies do. Older and younger dogs alike have been known to participate in this unfortunate activity. So, what makes a dog pee on your bed?

They Adore Your Scent

Your dog simply can’t get enough of your wonderful, unique smell. They adore you, including the way that you smell. They love everything that smells like you, such as your bed.

Examining the habits of wild dogs will help us understand why. They confront predators during their life and they are faced with a decision, stay and fight or run away. They don’t wish to do either one, so they try and cover up their scent instead. This is the reason why you will sometimes see your dog rolling in smelly things. Dogs pee on your bed so that they can hide their scent within yours.

Your Doggie Is Exceedingly Submissive

When a dog is a little on the submissive side, they tend to be a bit calm, good around kids and easy to train. However, if they are too submissive, they may get nervous at times and pee easily. This can happen if they become too excited or afraid. This situation happens most often with puppies but usually doesn’t last into adulthood. If it does, an animal behaviorist should be contacted for assistance.

Is Your Dog Upset or Scared?

Did you become angry with your dog right before they went and peed on your bed? Were they left home alone and then they peed on your bed? Many people wonder if their dog peed on their bed out of revenge. However, dogs do not have the ability to feel this emotion. In a case like this, they pee on your bed because they feel vulnerable.

You may notice that your dog has a guilty look on their face after peeing on your bed. This isn’t their way of telling you they did anything wrong. Instead, they are telling you they are afraid and that peeing on your bed made them feel safe once again.

How to Stop It From Happening Again

Logically, the easiest way to stop your dog from peeing on your bed is to not let them on it in the first place. Keep your bedroom door closed, or crate your dog if you need to go out for a bit.

If you have a puppy, it might be as simple as them not being properly housetrained yet. To make sure, it may be a good idea to begin house training your dog from scratch again to make sure that isn’t the underlying issue. For example, if your dog is peeing on your bed, but is also peeing all around the house, housetraining is likely the issue.

Be sure to clean up the mess completely. This is because if your dog can still smell where they peed, they will be more likely to pee there again. Try using a pet odor eliminator to clean up any trace of urine scent.

If you are still having issues with your dog peeing on your bed, try contacting an animal behaviorist. They will be able to bring this undesirable habit to an end.