However much we appreciate our doggie companions but we can’t pretend there aren’t certain behaviors that make us angry. We can tolerate the newspaper and shred it. Slippers can be tucked away within the gardens. However, we must make a distinction between peeing and peeing on the mattress. It’s not a characteristic of puppies who aren’t aware, but pets of every age are often seen taking the opportunity to tinkle their owners’ bed. But this could be more than just a sloppy dog. Why is it that man’s most beloved pet urinate in the bedroom?
Why Dogs Pee on the Bed
There are many reasons why your dog may be peeing on your mattress. It is important to start by identifying medical reasons before you attempt to resolve possible behavioral issues.
Urinary Tract or Kidney Problems
Urinary tract infections typically cause the dogs to experience urinary tract infections. The vet might require the sample of your urine to conduct the urine test. If your dog is suffering from an UTI and is suffering from it, antibiotics are required to treat it. Other problems in the urinary tract may cause dogs to struggle to regulate bladder activity.
Other issues with the urinary tract that are that dogs may experience include cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) crystals that form in the bladder, urine stones, structural problems kidney disease or even cancers. The majority of urinary problems are treated by taking medications and supplements or changes in diet. In extreme cases problems like bladder stones could require surgery.
Certain illnesses, such as Cushing’s disease and diabetes can affect the urinary tract as well.
The dogs suffering from urinary incontinence release urine out of the blue. It may happen when your dog sleeps but some dogs can dribble urine even when they’re awake, too. Incontinence is relatively common in senior dogs, but certain conditions can cause incontinence in young dogs, as well. Incontinence caused by hormones isn’t common in female dogs, and can even affect males , although it is it is more uncommon. There are many medications available to aid.
Are your dogs house-trained to the fullest extent? Certain dogs look like they are mostly trained, but later will discover an area they love to relax their stress inside. It could include your bedroom! If you believe that it’s the housetraining issue that is causing your dog’s problems is it time to spend more time working with your dog’s training.
Excitement, Fear, Stress, or Anxiety
Excited urination is normal in puppies. It is common for them to spill urine when they’re overly exuberant or in a tense position. Most dogs are able to get over this habit, however some may require to be trained if they continue to exhibit this behavior to adulthood.
Stress, fear and anxiety could cause dogs to vomit in a manner that is not appropriate. The changes in your dog’s environment can be the reason for sudden anxiety. But, medical issues may also create stress for your pet. Find out if there are any health issues first and then work to lessen your pet’s stress as much that you can.
Certain breeds of dogs tend to be more territorial than others. A lot of dogs mark their areas by urinating. However, if they mark you bed or bed area, this is an issue for you. Territorial marking can be eliminated by training and behavioral modification.
They Love Your Smell
Your dog’s smell is something they can’t be satisfied with. They are in love with you. They are enthralled by your scent. They are attracted to scents that resemble you. It’s the same reason why our dogs frequently get into phases of stealing our dirty socks and underwear and our scent.
Examining the behavior of wild dogs could help us discover the reasons for this. Wild dogs face predators all through their lives and have two choices: fight or flee. This is neither the best option for the dog, which is why they attempt to and hide their scent. This is the reason you will often find your dog laying in the carcass of an dead animal or fox’s feces. The same thing happens in your home by rolling around in your dirty laundry , and in fact, on your bed! The reason dogs urinate on your mattress is to hide the smell of your home – what they consider as the scent of their guardian and friend. This helps Fido feel less vulnerable.
How to Stop Your Dog From Peeing on the Bed
If your dog is peeing on your bed you must first notify your vet. Your veterinarian will probably want to conduct a physical exam and take samples of urine for urine test. Other laboratory tests or radiographs (X-rays) might be required in certain cases. Your doctor will review the treatment options with you according to the results.
If your veterinarian has ruled out all medical explanations for your dog’s inconvenient urination It’s now time to correct the issue.
The first step is to assess the dog’s surroundings. Have you noticed any changes in the environment that are creating stress? Things like moving, the birth of a child or the addition or removal of the pet or family member or even your own personal stress could cause your dog to be stressed, scared or anxious. A dog that is anxious or scared cannot learn new things, which is why it is important to lower anxiety before beginning the training. Your veterinarian may be able to assist with supplements or medications to combat anxiety.
If you want to train the dog not to pee on your bed it is important to first block accessibility to the bed during times when you’re not in the room. Close the bedroom door when you’re away. If you are unable to, put your pet in cage for a reasonable amount of time during your absence. When you return at home, you should allow your dog to go outside to pee frequently. Do not let your dog be on the bed when you’re in bed.
If your dog starts to pee somewhere else, which is not appropriate and the crate becomes the perfect place for him while you’re away. Go out with your dog to pee when you return back home. Then, go to pee each time he eats, drinks, or awakes. Encourage him to urinate outside and do not punish the dog for peeing in a way that is inappropriate. If you spot your dog doing the act of peeing on the bed or in a place that isn’t appropriate then interrupt him by saying “uh oh” or “no,” then take him outside to complete the process.
The process of correcting improper urinary habits can be a long-term process and could be painful. Get help from a dog instructor or animal behaviourist in case you have not seen any improvement.