Canine Behavior/dog


my springer spaniel keeps weeing in his bed and i can't get him out of it what can i do.
many thanx trev.

I'm going to need far more information before I can begin to answer this question for you.

Please use the reply button to and answer the following:

1. How old is the springer spaniel?

2. How long have you had him?

3. How long has he been peeing on his bed?

4. Where is his bed located?

5. Is this occurring when people are home or when people are away or both?

6. Is he potty trained other than this particular location? Does he go potty outside with ease? Does he have ready access to the outside such as a doggie door, or does he request to go outside for the purpose of potty with consistency?

7. At what time of day is he peeing on his bed? Morning (before waking up for the day), evening, middle of the night - all/most peeing happens on his bed?

8. Is the bed in a confinement area such as a crate or inside a playpen or a room that he's closed into for confinement?

9. Has the vet checked him out for a bladder or urinary infection or stones or other urinary health issues?

10. What have you done so far to try to modify this behavior?

10a. What do you use to clean up the pee from the bed?

10b. How do you respond to your dog when you find he's peed on the bed again?

10c. How does your dog respond to you when you find a fresh pee on his bed?

11. How often are you present for potties that happen in the correct location and how do you respond when he does go in the right place?

12. Are you catching him in the middle of the act when he pees on his bed? If so, how do you respond when you actually see him peeing on his bed? If not, see question 10b.

With more detail about your specific circumstance, I will be better able to offer suggestions specific to your situation. I look forward to your prompt reply.

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