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Old 09-25-2012, 08:36 AM
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If people have trouble with their dogs doing this---shut the door to the bedroom.! Such an easy thing to remedy! I assume the dog is doing this without the owner knowing.
I agree, to a point, and I did shut the door when I left from then on. I just wanted to know what triggered it so I could fix it before he found somewhere else to 'go.' I don't mind putting a band aid over the symptom, but I want to fix the underlying cause. Bug had been housetrained until that one incident. I don't guess I'll know what triggered that one particular bed wetting, but maybe I can look for signs of stress or fear so it doesn't happen again.
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Ah, this makes sense. Twink somehow came to us 90% puppypad trained (at 8 weeks, serious miracle). She's about 95% now, and her only accidents have been on the couch where my boyfriend and I sit. Never on the cushion that we don't sit on, now that I think about it. Very interesting.
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You know, it's funny. I thought I *knew* dogs. People ask me all the time about strange behaviors and I always had an answer for everyone, but when Bug did that, even I was stumped. I have insisted for years that dogs don't do anything out of spite, but I can see why someone could mistake that for spite. I *assumed* (and I hate that word lol) that Bug and Bubble Gum were arguing over the bed. This really does make a lot more sense. All these years and I never figured this one out.
Dogs don't understand why we leave them to go to work every day, they don't understand why we come home stressed sometimes (more now than ever). I guess it makes sense that they would show signs of feeling vunerable and perhaps even frightened at times. Who knows what may have been going on that night when I was at work - the neighbors could have been loud (again) or shooting off illegal fireworks (*sigh* again), or that tree branch could have been rubbing on the window again - god knows, it woke me up last night and startled both of us. Need to do something about that. Shoot, if it breaks through the window, I might wet the bed myself.

Funny, there's still so much I need to learn about my best friends.
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This does explain alot!
Leila has been hiding her poopies in our clean laundry. She took one of my shirts out of the clean clothes basket (fresh from the dryer, about to be folded), got inside it, and pooped! My husband picked up the shrit to fold it and got a big steamy handfull. Even though she's potty trained.
He wasn't too happy... so this is nice, knowing why she did it. Maybe we can help her stop now!
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MrsJ, isn't it neat to finally have an answer?

I removed that tree that was scaring us both, I upped his clicker training sessions (it seems to build confidence) and I try to avoid scaries. There is now a white noise machine that runs when I'm gone (and sometimes when I'm home) and I've made him a cave (covered crate, door removed, full of old clothes I don't wear anymore so he can at least bury himself in my scent). Seems to be working, I've been coming home to a nice, clean, dry bed.

Hopefully, some of these ideas may help others with their frightened dogs. Bug seems happier.
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Douglas did the bed potty but it was because he couldn't hold it.. if he ever does it when he can hold it we know why though!

He did pee on my clothes once when I first got him..
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This is a strong reason. I have also this problem with my pup. You brief in very well and explain all point in a very good. I think if we use god pad, we can save ourselves from any bad situation. What you say?
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:35 AM
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Now I know why Rolo has an obsession with dirty socks and boxer shorts (gross!)


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