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    Hello all. I've done some searching on this and I think I may have a possible answer, but I wanted to state my case and see if there was any other reason that this could be happening.

    Rosie is my 7 month old. She is not spayed yet. We got her when she was about 3-1/2 months old. Every so often she'll go through episodes where she'll pee in our bed. Sometimes multiple times in a night. Maynard, our 2 year old has been sleeping with us since we got him. I know some say its not the best thing, but we just couldn't stand to hear him cry all whine all night because he missed us and he was scared. So when we got Rosie, it was natural to let her sleep with us too. Anyway, more often times than not, right after my wife puts new sheets on the bed, Rosie will sneak into the bed room and pee on the bed, sometimes immediately after she has been out to pee. Sometimes on my wife's side, sometimes on mine. Sometimes she'll do it in the middle of the night when we're sleeping. She is house broken and doesn't seem to pee anywhere else in the house but in the bed. Sometimes she'll go a week or 10 days without doing it, but then she'll do it 10 times in a week!

    My hypochondriac wife insists that she has some kind of UTI or something, but I'm almost certain its a behavioral/dominating thing. She constantly tries to dominate Maynard by stealing his toys and biting at his feet, sometimes even mounting him. I think we're going to start being more assertive and not allow her into the bed until she stops the dominating behavior.

    So I guess my question is, do I have this right? Do you all think it's a dominating/behavioral thing, or could it be something else? Anyone have a similar experience? Any advice to offer?

    Thank you

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    If it were a UTI then I don't think it would disappear and then happen again without treatment.

    I'd agree it is behavioral. Keep her off the bed until this stops.

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    You BET you have the right! This really does sound like a dominance issue. You need to go back to basics and show her who's the alpha! Not only at night by not letting her on the bed, but for EVERYTHING! She needs to work for everything she gets. Food, pets, toys, etc. If it were a UTI, the urine would most likely be foul smelling and dark. And because she is fine during teh day, I say that is not the issue. There will be others along with some good advice. Good luck!
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    Thanks for the responses. She will be getting fixed in the next couple weeks. I know with males, this has a big impact on things like marking/dominating and so forth, but will this help correct some of these bad traits in a female as well? I know that the biggest thing that can be done is discipline and training, but if spaying would also help, that would be great. Whats funny is I never had an issue with Maynard where he tried to play leader and hes a big strapping man! Now we have this tiny little cute innocent girl who is trying to be head honcho! Not on my watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaynardJames View Post
    Thanks for the responses. She will be getting fixed in the next couple weeks. I know with males, this has a big impact on things like marking/dominating and so forth, but will this help correct some of these bad traits in a female as well? I know that the biggest thing that can be done is discipline and training, but if spaying would also help, that would be great. Whats funny is I never had an issue with Maynard where he tried to play leader and hes a big strapping man! Now we have this tiny little cute innocent girl who is trying to be head honcho! Not on my watch!
    I have had both male and female fur kids as well as skin kids. By far, hands down, the boys are much easier form both worlds!! I know there are others with different opinions, but for me, the boys had better temperaments, were easier to train, and were MUCH calmer. Just my experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mer55 View Post
    I have had both male and female fur kids as well as skin kids. By far, hands down, the boys are much easier form both worlds!! I know there are others with different opinions, but for me, the boys had better temperaments, were easier to train, and were MUCH calmer. Just my experience.
    Yes, I'd have to say that as of thus far, the girl is MUCH harder to train. She gets so darn excited whenever she sees/hears/smells food that it's almost impossible to get her to settle down and do what she's told in order to get the treat. Some times after about 5 mins, the treats get put away and she doesn't get one because she can't behave. I'm going to have to study up on my Caesar again because sometimes I feel like I can't win. I mean seriously, she can't be THAT hungry. She only weighs 30 pounds and I'm pretty sure she eats more than I do some days and I'm 6 times her size!

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    Yup yup, make sure she knows who is boss! And perhaps the bed peeing is a vie for attention, night time crateing might be helpful, make her earn the right to sleep in your bed, it's a privilege!! And it might remind her of the pecking order. Good Luck!!

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    I was 4.

    LOL

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    You've got some good advice here. Males are more even tempered and easier to raise.

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    Mimi had the same problem. As soon as we let her on the bed, even if only for a couple minutes, she would pee on the bed. We were never able to figure out why. Most of her life she was crated at night. We tried letting her in bed if we were watching tv or folding laundry. Didn't work. Our solution was to not allow her on our bed. Now we have Mila the "Crazy Little White Dog". She can jump on our very tall bed. Really sucks when I wake up from a nap with a crazy little dog chewing on my ear or chasing my face with her super long (I think she could lick the back of her own head) tongue. I think maybe the wife does it on purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gobronco View Post
    Mimi had the same problem. As soon as we let her on the bed, even if only for a couple minutes, she would pee on the bed. We were never able to figure out why. Most of her life she was crated at night. We tried letting her in bed if we were watching tv or folding laundry. Didn't work. Our solution was to not allow her on our bed. Now we have Mila the "Crazy Little White Dog". She can jump on our very tall bed. Really sucks when I wake up from a nap with a crazy little dog chewing on my ear or chasing my face with her super long (I think she could lick the back of her own head) tongue. I think maybe the wife does it on purpose.

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    Lola does the same thing so she is not allowed on our bed but now she is so used to it she won't settle down on our bed she much rather have her crate.

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