My dog pees on the bed! Many dog owners have found themselves more than once with an unpleasant surprise: their dog pees on their bed. We tell you where this misbehavior of these pets comes from and what to do to solve the problem, don't ignore it!
Why Does My Dog Pee on My Bed?
This usually happens when the dog is alone at home. Do you want to know why he does it? To mark his territory on your bed, as a sign of leadership; a leadership he has assumed because he has been allowed to sleep in the same bed as his owner, one of the most common mistakes among us.
This is a behavior typical of pack leaders: the alpha male sleeps in an elevated place, protected from danger and at the same time watching over and protecting his pack. If you encourage your dog to sleep in high places, which also belong to you, such as your bed, sofa or your own lap, you will be causing him to gradually perceive it as his territory. He will deprive you of those places and take them as his own, marking his territory with urine.
How to stop my dog from peeing in bed
It's obvious, isn't it? We must avoid encouraging, or if they already exist, try to eliminate, that role of leader that your dog has assumed and that is totally wrong. We have a very bad habit, which is to humanize our pets and let them do whatever they want with our things and in our spaces, just because we love them very much. This is a serious mistake.
Don't let your dog sleep on your couch or in your bed, he has his own. Just as you do not sleep in his bed, your dog should not sleep in yours, each one has its place, its territory.
Bed wetting is not the only problem that can happen if you let your dog take the reins. To avoid other behaviors derived from a bad leadership management:
- Always eat before your dog, put his food down when you finish. Of course, never give him food from the table.
- Go through doors before your dog.
- Walk with your dog beside you, not behind him.
- Don't let your dog climb up to sleep on your bed or couch. In fact, it is best to put his bed outside your room, sleeping separately.
If your dog has already peed on your bed, in addition to following these guidelines, it is necessary to change the mattress, since the smell of urine can encourage him to do it again and that makes it difficult to correct this behavior.
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If your dog pees on your bed, take on the role of pack leader! And remember: don't humanize your dog.