She was a tough puppy to house train, but she’s had a dog door for a while now and hasn’t had accidents inside for 8 months.
Now she’s taken to peeing on our couches. She only does it when we don’t see her, so we’ve never been able to catch her in the act.
I assume it’s her, unless my wife has picked up some very strange nocturnal habits and just blames it on the pup.
Any ideas as to why she’s doing this and how to stop it?
No ideas as to why, but how to stop it:
Crate her or tether her to you so she doesn’t have the opportunity to do it. If you are not supervising her 100% she gets restricted access.
I also wonder if it would be sleep or spay incontinent.
You could take her to the vet and see if a prescription of proin is needed.
Couches are prime for peeing
Is your wife Amber Heard?
Urinary tract infections, cystitis (bladder inflammation), bladder stones, kidney disease, or arthritis or age-related incontinence could all be causes of house soiling in dogs. In addition, pets with diarrhea or other intestinal illnesses may not be able to make it outside fast enough
He is probably trying to show superiority—either over you, a new pet or someone else. Clean up his pee as best you can with the cleaner with enzymes to remove odor. Dogs return to where they’ve peed to repeat it.
Now to the real question: how do we get him to stop peeing on the couch? Dogs will not pee on their own belongings. That’s why kennels are relatively small. They won’t pee in them. Anyway, get your dog’s blanket or soft bed and put them on the couch where he pees. I’m quite confident he won’t pee on it. You can take the bed down for nighttime sleeping. It shouldn’t take too many days for him to break the habit.
Good luck to you