Why does my dog only pee on my blankets?

asked 2020-09-05 00:52:22 -0500

We have a 1.5 year old female terrier/mix dog. We got her when she was around 8 weeks old. She is potty trained unless it comes to my issue. She only goes pee on my blanket. At first I thought it was because she could still smell her scent. However this is not the case, as I purchased all new bedding along with a new blanket that I only use. Our dog has now went pee on my new blanket. The question I have is why? I feed her, take her on 3-5 mile walks daily, play ball with her, and give her everything she needs. She is extremely well behaved but this one issue is driving me insane! Even though I do everything for her, she loves my husband 1000x more. She’s very jealous. If I get close to him, she’s right there to make sure she’s the center of attention. When we get into bed, she will lay in between us and Will do whatever she has to do to make sure she’s the center of attention. I find it rather annoying because I see right through what she’s up too. My husband on the other hand, finds it adorable that she’s so needy. Anyway, the question I have is why won’t she stop peeing on my blankets!!!! Is this normal? Does she really not like me and is absolutely obsessed with my husband? I probably sound crazy but if you were to see how jealous she is, you’d maybe understand. Now if this is something else please tell me! I need to break this habit!

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This sounds like a territorial issue. Dogs are pack animals by nature and their is a hierarchy in the back with alpha male and females at the top. Your dog is establishing her place in your family pack which is above you on the hierarchy list.

Taniyah P.'s profile image Taniyah P.  ( 2020-09-08 19:49:11 -0500 ) edit

Thank you! I had a feeling this was a territorial issue. Do you have any suggestions on how this issue can be fixed?

Jessica S.'s profile image Jessica S.  ( 2020-09-09 13:30:22 -0500 ) edit

You need to eliminate the scent entirely in order to keep them from going back to it. You could also perhaps place them in a different spot. For me, I used vinegar in a spray bottle and sprayed it on places that my dog typically peed inside. They hate this scent so it usually works! Good luck!

Stephanie W.'s profile image Stephanie W.  ( 2020-09-15 13:29:23 -0500 ) edit