By Ryan Laporte
There are many causes why dogs potty on their owners’ beds. Any dog owner must understand the natural behavior of dogs and the need for dog potty training at an early age.
Puppies do not have the capacity to hold urination and defecation for long periods of time. It is a normal behavior of puppies to pee and poop anywhere, even on their owner’s bed.
Provide your puppies and dogs a grass dog potty box wherein they can urinate and defecate. Teach them that it is the proper place where they can do their toilet needs.
Do not feel angry and frustrated when your dog pees or poops on your bed. Know and understand the reason why they are doing it. This way, you can find the best solution to solve the problem.
Separation anxiety can be a trigger for potty issues. Dogs with owners who are away from home for long periods of time, experience separation anxiety.
They need the love and attention from their owners. When they feel lonely they feel the need to urinate. The first thing that they seek or look for is any item that smells like their owner. This is the place where they feel secure not knowing that their owner will get angry with them.
Provide your dog with toys that they can play to avoid getting bored. Some dogs may show destructive behavior such as chewing your clothes, paper, or any item in the house. This behavior calms them whenever they experience separation anxiety.
Another reason your dog may go potty in the house is lack of self-confidence. This happens when they are still new in the house. They will look for a place that they can feel the comfort and one of the ideal places that they have found is your own bed. Building your dogs self confidence and by teaching them to go outside to urinate or defecate will solve this problem.
Your dog’s health can also cause issues. Pain upon urination can be experienced when dogs have urinary tract infection or otherwise known as cystitis. In this case, they will look for soft clothing where they can urinate. Do not blame your dogs when this happens instead bring them to the nearest vet for proper treatment and medication.
A stressful situation can also lead your dogs to potty in your bed. An example of a stressful behavior is when you scold or punish your dog. The more you punish your dog the more he will continue his behavior.
Dogs do not have the capacity to quickly grasp what we need them to understand. They will only learn if you continuously teach them. Yes, continuously and repeatedly every day until they develop the skill and understand the right thing to do. Do not forget to praise them after following your instructions. Dogs love to be praised. You can say “good dog", by praising them after they follow you they will understand that they have done the right thing.
Knowledge, patience and understanding are really needed to solve your house problems regarding your dog’s habits. Give your dog enough time to learn. Learning cannot be done within 24 to 48 hours. It does not happen overnight for it is a continues process that we need to do every day.
Be patient in teaching your dogs. Observe them every day for you to understand their habits and behavior. Understanding your dog is one way you can be able to give them the proper care they wanted.