Kirjoita tämä teksti suomeksi siten, että asiat tulevat kerrotuksi mutta teksti ei ole kopioitu, Älä käytä brändinimiä. Kirjoita teksti yhtä pitkäksi, mutta erilaisella rakenteella kuin alkuperäinen. Alkuperäinen teksti: ” There are a lot of reasons for a dog peeing on the bed. Puppies might pee on the bed if they are not fully potty trained, of course. Adult dogs could pee on the bed because they are marking or because of a urinary tract infection. Your dog also might pee on your bed if he is confused on where to go to the bathroom. For example, if you’ve recently moved into a new house. I’ll go over some more details below and some ideas on what you can do if your dog has started peeing on your bed. 9 Reasons for a Dog Peeing on the Bed 1. The dog is not fully potty trained The first thing to ask yourself, especially if you have a puppy, young dog or newly adopted dog is, “Is my dog truly potty trained?” In general, dog and puppy owners seem to set too high of expectations for potty training. It can take several weeks or months of consistency. So be honest with yourself. If your puppy or dog has had any poop or potty accidents anywhere else in the house in the last month, then the answer is no, he is probably not fully potty trained. If you adopted the dog within the last couple months, he might not be fully potty trained. Just because the shelter told you he was potty trained does not mean he is potty trained in YOUR house. 2. Health reasons for a dog peeing on the bed Your dog might be peeing the bed for any number of health reasons. For example, she could have a urinary tract infection or a bladder infection that makes her have to urinate more frequently. Your senior dog may be having trouble “holding it” as long as she used to. The same could be true if your pup was recently spayed or neutered. Certain medications can cause dogs to urinate more frequently, such as prednisone. Our fellow blogger, Colby and his dog, Stetson had a few pee pee accidents on the bed when he was on prednisone. He observed Stetson drinking a lot more water when (equals more pee) on prednisone. And there are so many other health-related possibilities that could be a factor. Maybe your dog had a seizure when you were not there. Maybe your older dog is starting to have issues with dementia. 3. Your dog is marking the bed If your dog is intentionally lifting a leg and peeing small amounts on your bed, he is probably marking. Note that some female dogs also mark by lifting a leg or squatting. It’s not just the boys that do this. 4. Submissive or excited urination Some dogs urinate when they are overly excited or if they are “submissive.” If your dog crouches or cowers and urinates or if he rolls onto his back and urinates, it may be “submissive urination.” If you notice your puppy or dog squatting and peeing when he greets people or dogs, this is what I mean by “submissive” or “excited” urination. It’s almost like he’s “leaking” urine. My weimaraner did this until he was about a year old. It’s normal and a lot of puppies grow out of it. 5. The dog was left in your bedroom too long Obviously, if your dog has been left in your bedroom for over 8 hours, especially during the day, he might not be able to hold it that long! This is not a potty training problem, this is a scheduling problem. If your dog has been left in your bedroom all day while you’re at work and he relieves himself, you can’t really blame him! 6. Stress or life changes – new baby, new partner, new pet My weimaraner had never marked in the house before but the first thing he did when we moved to a new condo four years ago was jump on our bed and pee right in the center of our mattress! He’s never done it since, thankfully. We think he did it this one time out of stress and adjusting to the new environment or possibly because he was trying to mark the new area. Some examples of life changes that could cause stress for your dog could include a new boyfriend has moved in with you, you had a baby, you started a new job, you had family staying with you or you got a new pet. It could also be something much less significant (to you) that is causing stress for your dog. For example, perhaps your neighbor has started a project in his garage every afternoon and the noise is stressing out your dog. Or maybe the neighbor’s children have started skateboarding and the sounds from that are stressing out your dog. 7. Changes to your actual bed If you got new pillows, a new quilt or your actual bed is new, some dogs may be more likely to try to “mark” the new items. The same may be true if you’ve had someone new sleeping in your bed, whether it’s a partner, a family member visiting, a baby or a new pet. 8. Confusion on the rules due to travel If you are traveling or staying somewhere different like a friend’s house or a hotel, your dog might be confused on where he should relieve himself. For example, if he’s used to peeing in the grass and there’s only dirt, concrete and fire hydrants around, he may not know where he’s supposed to pee. He might end up holding it longer than usual because he doesn’t know where to go. Then, he ends up peeing on your bed because he can’t hold it anymore or he finally feels comfortable there. Dogs are also more likely to “mark” the bed in different environments such as hotel rooms because there are smells from previous dogs in the room (and other dogs have probably peed in the room). 9. Dog peeing on the bed for attention I think this is the least likely reason for a dog to pee on the bed, but it could be the reason, especially if your dog has not been getting the same amount of attention from you that he’s used to getting. What to Do if Your Dog is Peeing on Your Bed First, work on potty training – back to basics If you suspect you have a potty training issue, go back to square one and supervise your dog as though he is a puppy. Pretend you just adopted him and you don’t know if he is potty trained or not. Take him outside regularly for frequent potty breaks, a bit more often than you already are. Don’t wait for him to ask to go out. Some dogs just don’t ask to go out. Go outside with him if you aren’t already so you can reward/praise for going potty or marking outside in the correct area. Try to stick to a consistent routine. Management is important! When you’re in the house with your dog, keep him in the same room as you so you can supervise. That way there’s no “sneaking off” to pee or mark. You can keep him on a leash and have him drag that around. Or you can step on the leash to keep him closer to you. Close bedroom doors so he can’t access them without supervision. Crate your dog at night and when he’s home alone. Or, use baby gates to block off certain areas of the house. Pick up your dog’s water a few hours before bed for now. If your dog is peeing on the bed, rule out a medical issue If you suspect a medical issue could be at play, talk with your vet about it. The most common issue to rule out would be a urinary tract infection or bladder infection but it could be some other health reason. Brainstorm what has changed recently If you don’t think it’s a potty training or a health issue, sit down and really think about what has changed recently in your dog’s life. Sometimes the changes are subtle to us but a big deal to our dogs. For example, did you get new pillows for…
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