December 26th, 2003, 05:22 PM
Our 6-year old black lab mix has begun urinating in her bed when it is cold outside. This is only a problem during the winter as she goes outside willingly during the spring/summer/fall months. She apparently doesn't like the cold and either doesn't fully empty her bladder when she is outside, or deliberately waits until she returns inside to urinate. She pees in her bed, and then will still sleep on it, and occasionally she pees right beside the door. This weekend she waited until I left the room, then peed beside the door. She was neutered as a pup, and the vet said no bladder infection. This is the second winter we have had this problem with her. She's the only dog, we also have a cat and 2 children. I give her a treat when she goes outside and when she returns to try to make it a positive thing. Any suggestions?