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    Hello. I have a two to English bulldog named Brody, lately we have been having issues when Brody doesn't feel like he is getting enough attention he will pee on our bed. So we started locking the bedroom door so he couldn't get in. He sleeps at night with us and usually we don't have the problem but now if we ever try to get intimate he will pee on the bed. We have never had a bulldog before and we need some help!!!! Please!!!

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    Default Re: 2 yo bulldog pees on our bed.

    Why Does My Dog Pee on My Bed?


    One thing I've heard from quite a few clients is that their puppy will pee in their bed. Honestly, a few occasions it hasn't even been a puppy at all, but rather a young adult. Of course, the owners of these dogs are frustrated and furious. They love their dogs, but are at their wits end. They're tired of washing sheets and just want a dog they don't have to worry about. So, what does cause a dog to pee on a bed?


    The Cause


    The number one reason dogs pee on your bed is the exact same reason they chew your dirty underwear and socks...it smells like you. In the wild dogs, and young dogs especially, encounter numerous different predators. When they encounter a predator, they have two choices. They can fight or they can run, and neither of these is extremely beneficial for the dog. So, to avoid running into one of their foes they try to cover their scent. In the wild (and often on farms or in the country), dogs will roll in the nastiest things, like poop or dead animals. In your house, they roll in your dirty underwear and, you guessed it, your bed. Young dogs especially have to be careful, so they try to cover the smell of their urine as well. What better spot to hide their scent than in the scent of their protector and guardian. Your bed smells like you...a lot...so your dog is hiding his scent in your bed. By peeing in your bed, and hiding the smell of his urine, your dog is making himself feel less vulnerable and less exposed.


    Another Reason


    Some dogs are known as "submissive eliminators." Many people find a submissive dog to be extremely desirable (easy to calm, eager to please, good with the family, etc.). An overly submissive dog, however, can be a bit of a problem. Submissive eliminators tend to pee...a lot. They tend to pee when excited. They'll pee when they're scared. Sometimes they'll even pee just because someone entered the room. Their pee is actually a huge sign of respect. If your dog tends to squat whenever you walk in the room, then your dog is probably a submissive eliminator. Younger dogs often grow out of this behavior, but if you have an older dog who is still exhibiting this behavior, refer to the post on submissive elimination or consult your vet on local animal behaviorist.


    A Common Misconception


    Because your dog feels most vulnerable right after being scolded and often after being left alone, these are the most common times for your dog to pee on your bed. Because of this, many people think the dog is doing this out of spite. I'll often hear, "I yelled at him for digging in the garbage, and he was so mad he went to my bedroom and peed on my bed!" This is often supported by the fact that the dog often looks guilty after such an incident, like he knew he was doing something terrible and felt remorseful afterward. The truth, however, is that your dog is peeing in your bed because he's afraid. He feels vulnerable either because you yelled at him or because you left him alone. He's trying to feel safe again.




    What Can I Do?


    The simplest, most logical treatment is to not allow your dog on your bed. If you're not home or are unable to supervise your dog, put him in a crate. You may think it sounds cruel, but I guarantee you that after a short while in the crate your young dog will start to find comfort by being in it. Besides, if your dog can't get on your bed, he can't pee in your bed.


    Next, you want to make sure your dog is completely housebroken. Your dog may be confused as to where he's supposed to go. Take the time to return to house training 101. This will do wonders for you in the long run.


    After that, it's all about keeping things clean. If your dog can still smell his urine from previous accidents he'll be more likely to urinate there again. When you're cleaning up a mess, try using a special pet odor eliminator (I use Hartz). Also, make sure you keep your sheets clean. If you're one of those unlucky people who sweat a lot at night, wash your sheets (including your mattress cover) on a regular basis.


    All in all, it comes down to knowing your dog. What will set him off? What frightens him and what does he like? Take the time to "read" your dog and work with your dog, and you'll end up with a wonderful relationship.
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    Are you sure dogs don't do it out of spite because I am one hundred percent sure my dog does. When we have a niece or nephew over and are playing with them he will seem to be mad that the attention isn't on him and will pee on the bed. It's also during times of intamicy between us that he seems to pee on the bed. He seems to be way too attached and I'm not sure how to fix the problem

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    Default Re: 2 yo bulldog pees on our bed.

    People say that they do not do things for spite. That is questionable to me-but they sure do things to get attention. Like a child, whether it be good or bad. Either keep your door closed to the bedroom and /or if you have "plans" shut him out for awhile. Or just do not allow him on the bed at all anymore. It IS a priviledge (sp)-not a right!
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    I'm going to keep him locked out for our plans and when we aren't in the room but it might be impossible to not let him sleep with us. He is definitely too spoiled.

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    Default Re: 2 yo bulldog pees on our bed.

    Umm...it seems plain to me....no more "plans" for you!! Ha ha, just kidding. Crate him at night until he gets that the bed at any time is a privilege.
    My smooshy face boy!

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    Default Re: 2 yo bulldog pees on our bed.

    agree with the others.... no bed unless he is invited up and also crate him. Another thing to do is 'nothing in life is free' ... teach him you (humans) are alpha, not him. There is a thread with the info in the training section
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    Do you happen to have that thread? I feel like he needs to learn that he isn't the boss. And we have tried the crating thing but he just sits there and barks all night. Maybe I just need to deal with it and try to get through a night with him in it.

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    Default Re: 2 yo bulldog pees on our bed.

    Quote Originally Posted by bseamans22 View Post
    Do you happen to have that thread? I feel like he needs to learn that he isn't the boss. And we have tried the crating thing but he just sits there and barks all night. Maybe I just need to deal with it and try to get through a night with him in it.
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    Default Re: 2 yo bulldog pees on our bed.

    I had this problem with my Rampage, he would pee on the bed, walk a foot over and go back to sleep. Drove me absolutely crazy. I put a kennel next to my bed, he could still see me, he would cry like his leg was stuck in a bear trap but if I just ignored him (so hard), he would calm down and go to sleep. Took about a week and then he started just kenneling himself at night. I could eventually leave the door open and he would stay in the kennel unless I called him up on the bed for cuddle time. Good luck, you can get through it. They are soooooo stubborn though
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    Has anyone tried to use a behavioral program? I contacted this lady but she wants 250 for each visit

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    Quote Originally Posted by bseamans22 View Post
    I'm going to keep him locked out for our plans and when we aren't in the room but it might be impossible to not let him sleep with us. He is definitely too spoiled.
    I agree, once you get to cuddle with a bully it doesn't feel "normal" without him. Plus, how can you say no to their cute mushy faces. Aww

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