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    Hey Everyone,

    I have a year old bully male and ever since he was a puppy I have not been able to put a bed or blanket in his crate because he pees on it. I thought he would have grown out of this phase, but tried it a couple weeks ago and no luck. I just feel so bad that he sleeps in a hard crate with no bed. I tried just putting the bed in the living room out of the crate and he still pees on it. Is this normal? Just his preference? It's probably more just me thinking he's not comfy when he sleeps lol. Any sugguestions would be awesome...thanks so much!!!

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    Sounds like he is marking it as his. And when you wash it, he can still smell the scent of the urine on it, and re-marks it.

    I had the same problem with Molly for years. I felt so bad not giving her a bed. Finally after she was two I just gave her a blanket and she has not done it since. I have no idea why she stopped, she just did?

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    Oh my -- I feel for you! I have no good advice. I too, have been feeling guilty because Busters is sleeping in his crate right now on a hard surface. It isn't because he pees on his bed though -- it is because he tears it to shreds and eats the stuffing! I will be curious to see what people say you should do. Also, whether or not they think it is uncomfy? I worry that Busters won't be comfortable. Those crate floors just look so hard! I wish I could do more to help, but I have no skills when it comes to training these guys!!!
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    I am certainly not an expert..but I would not give Brutus anything in his crate to pee on! At least worth a try. I know you feel bad for him..but I bet he doesn't feel bad for you when he pees on his bunky!!

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    Have you tried making is crate smaller? Like only big enough for him to turn around in? Or does he pee no matter what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbuxx View Post
    Have you tried making is crate smaller? Like only big enough for him to turn around in? Or does he pee no matter what?
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    It's no matter what...I've tried it all. I guess it's just no blanket or bed for him lol.

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    Daddy is the same. He pees on his blankets so I end up washing them every day, and I know I don't get the smell out completely. There have been days and nights when he's been in there and no pee at all. I just feel so guilty making him sleep with no blanket that I end up putting one back in there. I guess he's got me really well trained!!!

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    Bruno did this all the time for his first year... I would throw something in his crate and he would pee on it. I tried leaving it oustside and he would pee on it.
    He then started peeing on Gizmo's bed! out of spite. I forgot about it for about 3 months tried once again, and now he loves it and no more pee.
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    Tubs use to do that with his bedding. I think he will still do it with his blankets, but I haven't given him the blankets in a while. I have been able to put his bedding back in the kennel, but funny thing is, he will bunch it up and lay on the bottom of the kennel and la his head on the bedding. I wouldn't worry about him having bedding in there. They will sleep anywhere!

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    I have the same problem with Mr. Wilson. It seems like he's not happy till it smells like his peepee. Adding baking soda to the wash helps but it's really hard to get the smell completely out. Changing it to a blanket doesn't stop him from marking his bedding either. Have to even put BabyGirls bed away when not in use or he would pee that too! He really loves his bed though, so I wash it everyday. Lucky for me my washer is large enough for it.
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    they are hard work at times arnt they,annie was a scent marker ,i use vet bed with a blanket underneath,so if she pees i wash the blanket thats undreneath as the pee soaks through the vet bedding and stays dry,then i wash the vetbed once a week with hibiscrus by hand,she hasnt scent marked for a while now but theres still time lol,karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenben View Post
    they are hard work at times arnt they,annie was a scent marker ,i use vet bed with a blanket underneath,so if she pees i wash the blanket thats undreneath as the pee soaks through the vet bedding and stays dry,then i wash the vetbed once a week with hibiscrus by hand,she hasnt scent marked for a while now but theres still time lol,karen
    May I ask what is a Vetbed?

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