How to Stop a Dog From Peeing & Pooping on the Bed
Date Published: 2019-03-08
Date Updated: 2019-03-08
There’s nothing more upsetting than coming home from a long day at work to find that your dog has peed or pooped on your bed. Though it’s undoubtedly unpleasant, be aware that he or she did not mean to upset you; instead, they may be sick or may not know and understand the concept behind “house training.”
The first step is to be calm and patient with your dog. Then, narrow down what could be causing the indoor elimination.
Try taking your dog to the vet
If your dog has pooped or peed on the bed recently and it seems unusual for him or her to do so, that may mean that your dog is sick. This may be even truer if your dog is experiencing loose stools or diarrhea, as this could suggest that he or she has an upset stomach or a parasite roaming around their tummy. If he or she is peeing on the bed, this could mean that they have a urinary tract infection.
Also, if your dog is getting older, they may be experiencing mobility issues, in turn causing them to accidentally tinkle where and when they didn’t plan to.
If any of these issues seem relevant to your situation, it’s best to bring your dog into the vet to see what’s wrong. After going to the vet, you can move on to the next steps.
Think: Is he or she properly trained?
Many dogs face this problem at some point in their lives, so don’t think you’re the only one going through it as a pet owner. All you have to do now is make sure he or she knows that they cannot eliminate inside the house.
House training can be difficult, depending on the age of your dog. Start by taking them outside to go to the bathroom every morning when you wake up, after every meal they have, and before it’s time to go to bed.
Try taking his or her poop outside and placing it where you want your dog to eliminate. It’s likely that he or she will then be attracted to the scent and voluntarily eliminate in a close by area.
Keep in mind, you should always praise your dog for doing a good job. Once they start getting the hang of eliminating outside, give him or her treats and make sure they know they’ve been doing great.
It could be anxiety
There’s a possibility that your dog could be pooping or peeing indoors and on the bed if he or she has anxiety. If this is the case, try your best to keep your dog calm, as they could be doing this because they have separation anxiety and it brings them comfort to eliminate around your scent.
Try using a synthetic pheromone spray around the house or get another dog as a companion to your anxious pup. If he or she is calm, they won’t feel the need to eliminate in different spots throughout the house, including your bed.
When in doubt, talk to your vet about getting your dog spayed or neutered.
If your dog is pooping or peeing around the house, it could be likely that they are trying to mark their territory. If this is the case, getting your dog spayed or neutered may solve your elimination issues, as it will reduce your dog’s urge to mark their territory.