As any competent pet owner knows, dogs are VERY sensitive to grammar. Your dogs are protesting your superfluous use of punctuation marks. For every unnecessary question mark, exclamation point, or comma you type, they will pee on your bed; if you pluralize a word with an apostrophe or do a comma splice, they're liable to take a dump on your pillow.
my dog, a wheaton terrier, will pee on my bed, my guest bed, and my granddaughter's bed. I am at my wits end with resolutions. She is over a year old and I cannot get her to quit. First she would only pee on my bed, I shut the door, then she started peeing on my granddaughters bed. I shut that door, and she moved to the guest room. I now lock all the bedroom doors, because she has figured out how to get the bedroom doors open. We have a doggy door which can be used freely by her. We are only gone for a few hours a day, but if we inadvertently leave a door unlocked, she will have peed on the bed before we get home. Please help. I am so frustrated I am about to give her to a shelter.
Considering the post, and a wheaten, think it may be a dominance thing. Keep your door shut and locked, the things we do for our kids, LOL. Sometimes it is a "I'm upset", "I'm angry", or "my feelings are hurt" thing. They don't have voices, and only have a few ways to tell us what they mean. Unfortunantly, this is one of them. It is up to us to figure it out. :-)
At my house, each dog has thier own "spot" to sleep. Blankees or crates, depending on age/behavior. Nobody is allowed on my bed but me (and the sneaky cat). Everybody pees outside,except me, of course! I guess I'm lucky! I do think it is important that each dog have a space to call his own. I think this problem is almost certainly a dominance/territory issue. It's the best bed in the house, and the dogs want to own it. Get them a bed of their own (or use an old comforter-it's easier to wash+ it smells like the bed they are used to), teach them a commmand for getting on it, have them lay down, and give them a treat. Do it for a few days and soon they will prefer that bed , because of the positive/food association with it, esspecially if you make them get down each time they get on your bed. I did have a problem with one of my shelties jumping on the bed when she was a pup. When I say jumping, I don't mean just jumping up, I mean jumping up and down as if it were a trampoline. She'd get 3-4 feet in the air, hair flying, ears flapping, and a look of pure unbridled joy on her face. I, of course, would open my mouth to correct her, but all that ever came out was hysterical laughter. I ended up barring her from the bedroom until she outgrew it.
the peeing happened today to me, read your posts & i'm pretty sure it's a territorial thing, but i have a soft-hearted person dilemma: i love sleeping with the one pup which sleeps with me and the other two dogs never had a problem with that before... could you tell me the magic word to have it back the way it was before? well, my it was just this once and never happens again? hope so, hae to change the rules.
You have to be really careful here... I just read one of the expert vet type sights etc... and dominance probably has NOTHING to do with peeing on your bed. Most probably, if your dog is shy or submissive, it is an involuntary sign of submission to you. It's a compliment that he / she loves you.
I just laundered the comforter... and all his old smells on it were gone. Peeing in the middle of the night while I was asleep, he may have done it involuntarily, in submission, or just to mark his favorite territory.
The way out is to walk him before bed, make sure he feels safe and secure, and let him know his place there is permanent. Scolding or punishing the dog will just lead to MORE urine on your bed and blankets. The more submissive or punished the dog is, the more they will urinate. And no, they cannot help it if they do it while you are both asleep.
Have u had any other dog/cat come into the house even for a minute the reason why I ask is because dogs will mark there territory mostly in a place that they feel the most comfortable and the place they feel there own that happens with me another dog came in and since then my males dog Teddy and snowball have been competing in a pee competition or just maybe one of the dogs peed on it and u didn't know now the same thing it's now a competition. One thing to say is avoid bringing other dogs/cats into the house even for a bit to avoid this problem dogs/cats will compete for dominates mostly male dogs . The same effect as if someone broke into ur house ur just not going to stand and watch them. Lol hope the problem stops!!!