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My dog pees on her blanket! Help!

e-man
October 21st, 2004, 08:48 AM
Hi there,

I've got a 14 month old Bull Terrier. About 2 months ago, she started peeing on her blanket.

She has never been in her crate for more than 2 hours and has full run of the kitchen. She is partially house-trained (meaning that she seems to be able to hold it in most of the time).

When I take her blanket away from her (for several days at a time) she does not pee anywhere in the house. However as soon as she gets her blanket, she will usually pee on it within 24 hours (sometimes as little as 5 mins). She also likes to drink her pee...ugh!

I really want to give her something to sleep on but not if she is going to pee on it!

Advice?

moontamara
October 21st, 2004, 09:02 AM
I expect someone else will have more knowledge than me, however I had a similar problem.

When my toy poodle was about 3 months and partially housebroken, he started peeing on a pillow I gave him. He would wrestle with it and pee on it. I took that pillow away permanently (after cleaning it several times) and the peeing stopped. Perhaps they can still smell their own pee after an initial accident -- even though the blanket or pillow has been cleaned. Maybe try a different blanket and see if she pees on that too...

Good luck.

Lucky Rescue
October 21st, 2004, 11:49 AM
Is she spayed?

Daisie
October 21st, 2004, 12:05 PM
I had dogs that did that to, I also took there blanket away from them. I think they like that the pee is absorbed and they just don't care.

I would also try and switch bedding. Throw the other one away, or make sure it leaves no trace of of previous pee. It could be a seperation thing, they feel anxious. Knowing that they don't do that in an empty kennel, proves they don't have a medical condition, but you could ask your vet anyway.

What worked for me was giving them something else, to sleep on, and being there to make sure they emptied their bladder before bed. I thought they could hold it longer, so some of it was my fault for not knowing they didn't pee. Or sleeping in too long. Often my dog goes outside in the back yard and does nothing, so now I escort her to an area every night before bed. I haven't had any problems for a long time. I also don't let her drink after 7:30 pm, I go to bed early, and I'm up early. So adjust for your own schedule.

Hope you can fix it, there is nothing more annoying then a dog's peed bed.

e-man
October 21st, 2004, 06:31 PM
Is she spayed?


yes, at about 10-11 months...you think they are related?

e-man
October 21st, 2004, 06:36 PM
Okay, technically they are towels, not blankets. But I would hate to throw out all 5 towels because she has peed on ALL of them.

They have been washed several times each, with both detergent and sometimes bleach. Is there anything I can do to get rid of the "hidden" scent? What if I added vinegar to the wash?

Lucky Rescue
October 21st, 2004, 07:31 PM
I asked if she was spayed because sometimes intact bitches will urinate around the house.

Since this behavior started not long ago and she never did it before, I would take her to be checked for any urinary tract, vaginal or bladder infection.

If she has no infection, then you will have to take the towels away until she is broken of this habit. Daisie is right, dogs prefer to pee on absorbant materials because they do not like having pee splashing on them.

As for the smell, I"m told Oxyclean is very good for this, or you can get a product at the petstore called "Nature's Miracle" which will totally remove the odour.