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Adopted Terrier Cross is peeing on my bed

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Old July 27th 05, 05:43 PM
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Default Adopted Terrier Cross is peeing on my bed

My husband and I recently adopted a terrier cross from a county animal
shelter. She's a beautiful, high strung little girl (spayed, of course)

who has adapted very well to our lives and rountines. She's COMPLETELY
house trained, and smart. She's quickly picked up on phrases like "Bye
bye" to get in our car, or "Bedtime" when we want her in her crate. But

in the almost 2 months we've had her, she's urinated on our bed 3
times, and never under the saqme circumstances.

Once, when everybody was gone at work and daycare, so we started the
crate thing while we went off for the day. Then the next time, I was
home alone in the kitchen and she did it while I was home alone with
her. So I started keeping her out of the bedroom unless my husband or I

were there with her. BUT-- Last saturday I was watching t.v. with my
son and went to get up, and rolled into dog pee! While I was in the

What is up with this? I don't want to give her up, but the laundry
situation is maddening! I work full time and since we are moving this
weekend to a place with a yard, my old man is talking of her becoming a

"yard dog"! Yikes! But she's great, really.

Please, I don't do NGs, as a rule, but I'm hoping that opinions from
different sources will perhaps come up with a workable solution. The
vet I have called this morning (she doesn't have a regular, since the
animal control vet spayed, vaccinated and wormed her for a year just a
few weeks ago) but I haven't gotten a reply yet. I even asked her new
groomer this morning when I dropped her off. Guys--Please no trolls, I
use my comp time at home mostly for bussiness. And I am not a fan of
causing animals pain, so please no "rub her nose in it" type ideas.
Just something simple (she jumps our baby gate) and non-violent,
please. I don't want to exclude her from our bedroom completely.

Thank you.


Old September 2nd 05, 03:52 PM
Dale Atkin
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I don't want to exclude her from our bedroom

Maybe for now, just keeping her off the bed?

My parents had a cat once who did this. At the time they couldn't figure out
why. Since then they've been told that its a very strong submissive
behavior. They pee there, because that is where your smell is the strongest.
They are saying "I'm yours". Don't know the accuracy of this, or even if it
applies to dogs, but it seems to make sense.


Old September 2nd 05, 04:01 PM
Dale Atkin
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Just read your reply in that other thread. I don't think you're really
telling her she doesn't belong, she just isn't allowed in certain places.

Nothing stops you (or your kids) from hanging out on the floor with her
while you watch TV etc. May not be the most comfortable thing in the world,
but it should stop the bed peeing.
Another option is to make the dog sit on your lap while she is on the bed
(assuming you're watching TV or something). That way you can keep a close
eye on her. I watch TV with my guy all the time, but on the couch. Generally
if I'm there, and he wants to be on the couch, he sits on my lap. Generally
this isn't overly comfortable for him (he's a lab), so he chooses to lay on
the floor beside the couch instead. I stretch out, and pet him while we sits
close to me.

Dale & Erwin


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