Why Did My Dog Pee on My Bed and How Can I Make Him Stop?

If your four-legged best friend is peeing on your bed and you’re seeking a remedy, you’ve come to the perfect place. Today, I’ll discuss why dogs pee on beds and how to teach them to stop.

It can be mystifying to realize that your new mattress is soaking up dog urine and leaving a strong odor. You are, however, not alone in this.

This is something that can occur to any canine. It is critical to determine what is causing this behavior. Medical complications, behavioral issues, and a lack of training are just a few to name.


Why Dogs Pee on Beds 

To Mark its Territory 

The easy explanation to your issue is that your dog may want to mark your bed as his territory.

Dogs, like us, associate the place where we sleep with comfort. They may be attempting to connect with you in some way by engaging in this bothersome behavior.

They have the unusual habit of marking territory by urinating in it. This is one possible explanation for your dog peeing on your bed.

Urine marking occurs when your dog leaves only a small amount of urine on the bed rather than emptying his bladder completely.

Marking its territory is more common in male dogs, but female dogs also do this.

Your Dog May Be Feeling Unwell 

The second reason your dog is ruining your bed is that he is sick.

Because dogs cannot communicate in the same way humans do, if they are unwell and want you to know, they may send you a “pee-mail.” Urinary tract complications can be life-threatening.

If the dog has a urinary tract infection, he may not be able to completely empty his bladder as he should.

This infection makes urination more urgent, causing your dog to be unable to hold his urine for long periods of time.

There are also other medical complications such as kidney failure, incontinence, and diabetes. Diabetes also causes an increase in the need to urinate.

Similarly, if your dog has incontinence, it means that his bladder muscles are too weak to hold the urine inside. They pee even if there is only a small amount of urine in their bladder.

How To Stop It From Happening 

Consult a Vet 

If you don’t know what’s causing the problem, you won’t be able to solve it. Whatever the issue is, there must be an underlying reason for it.

If your dog is constantly wetting your sheets, you should be concerned. Consult a veterinarian for the best advice. He will be able to assist and guide you more effectively in this regard.

They see hundreds of animals each and every day, so they can quickly judge your pup’s behavior. If the dog has any medical issue, it must be examined in time to prevent further complications.

A urinary tract infection is excruciatingly painful and inconvenient. If not treated properly, there is a high risk of recurrent urinary tract infection.

Your dog’s veterinarian will almost certainly prescribe medication and a treatment plan. Similarly, if the dog has any kidney issues, the vet will address them before it is too late.

Do Not Yell At Your Dog

If you’re having difficulty cleaning your mattress and changing your sheets on a daily basis, keep in mind that your dog may be having difficulty as well.

Instead of freaking out, they need you to be more patient and understanding this time. Because of this, never yell at your dog for peeing inside. This will only make him more anxious and may aggravate the situation.

Keep your cool and encourage your dog. This way, you will have a greater perception of his circumstance and will be able to determine the root cause.

Even if you hire a professional dog trainer, you must remain consistent and calm throughout the training process. Your dog will grow frustrated if you are inconsistent, and he will lose trust in you.

For this reason, act as if it is not only your dog’s problem, but also yours. Stay with him. Clean the sheets easily and never make him feel bad about his mistake.

Give Your Dog More Bathroom Breaks

Allowing your dog to urinate frequently is a good option. Dogs, especially in the summer, enjoy drinking a lot of water and swimming in the pool.

In the summer, they will need to urinate more frequently. As such, create a routine for your dog and take him for regular walks.

The routine should be consistent so that he knows when he can urinate. If you are unable to take him for a walk due to other obligations, hire someone to do so.

Reduce the amount of sodium in your dog’s food as well, as a high sodium intake can make a dog thirsty.

In addition, take your dog out at night. Allow him some time to relax after he has finished his dinner and then take him for a walk.

Make it a habit for him to urinate before going to bed, and you’ll have solved your problem.


Who doesn’t desire to arrive home to a pleasant-smelling, comfortable bed after a long day at work? No one relishes waking up in the midst of the twilight to the smell of pee and wet sheets.

Many dog owners have this experience and are concerned about how to handle it.

The reason could be that your dog is getting fewer urine breaks or that he has medical complications that you are not aware of. It is advisable to seek immediate assistance from a veterinarian.

If the dog is in good health, hire a trainer to help him understand when and where he should urinate, as well as making sure to be supportive throughout the process.

Written by Brian Rucker

Brian Rucker has been a dog lover since childhood. He has had his Lab Mix with Hound for over 10+ years now! They enjoy playing outdoors together. Brian loves sharing his knowledge about all things dog on this website. Read more of Brian's articles.