One Year Papillon Peeing on Bed!! Help!


 I have a nearly one year old Papillon (spayed) who has been peeing on the bed recently.  It all started a several months ago, she would do it when I was out of the room or not looking.  Last night the situation came to a head, as she peed on my boyfriend’s brand new $800 mattress….while we were in bed!!!  She had just gone outside and did her business. 

She is pretty well potty trained, at my condo she goes outside on the patio where she has fake grass and at my boyfriend’s high rise condo, I take her downstairs to the doggie area.  She lets me know when she needs to go and has very few accidents which are usually my fault if I didn’t take her out on time or open the patio door. 

I could start crating her at night and that would obviously eliminate the problem of her peeing while we are in bed, however, it doesn’t stop her from running in the bedroom when we are doing other things or not looking and peeing on the bed.  Any ideas on why she could be doing this and how to train her to stop?  I highly doubt she has a UTI or any other medical problem, as this has been going on for months.  It has to be behavioral.  Please help!!

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2 Responses to “One Year Papillon Peeing on Bed!! Help!”

  1. Chris says:

    Hi there,
    This does sound like a behavior issue to me. She may be competing with your boyfriend for attention. Consistency is the most important thing. I would try crating her every night so she gets used to the idea that this is her place to sleep at night. Make it a positive experience for her by offering a treat when she goes into the crate. She may cry abit at first but she will get used to it. During the day, I would keep the door to the bedroom closed at all times. The bedroom needs to be off limits to her. You may also try tethering her to you during the training process. This means attaching a leash from your belt loop to her collar, which keeps her close to you. This way you always know where she is. When she shows the need to go out, take her out, use a specific command such as “go potty” and praise her when she goes. Papillons are very smart dogs but potty training can be challenging. Be patient and consistent and she will learn.

  2. LovemyMadison says:

    When my pap was around 6-7 months she would also pee on the bed and pee on the sofa. We had to have the sofa cushions cleaned three different times. I could never figure out why she did this either. She has not done this since she has gotten older (she’s 11 months now). I’m not sure why this was happening. A friend of mine had a similiar problem with their dog and it was diagnosed with a bladder infection. Maybe ask your vet what they think??? Good luck!

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