The moment you step into your house after a long day’s work, the smell of urine hits you square between the eyes. Who wants to clean that couch your dog peed on while you were out and about earning a living? No one.
Therefore, no wonder the question various dog owners ask: My Dog Pees On Couch? – Why, And How Can I Prevent It?
My Dog Pees on Couch – Here are The Reasons
Reason 1 – The Couch Smells Like You and He is Marking His Territory
Since your couch (and other furniture) are covered in your sent, male dogs (or even females) often pee on your couch to add their own scent to confirm their status and territory. That way he is making a statement: “Hey, I’m part of this household too. Look, I just added my sent to my boss’s to confirm this. Who’s the man . . . emh . . . Dog Boss of this house now . . .”
Reason 2 – For Safety
Within nature might you have noticed animals, especially dogs, wolves, jackals and cats of all sizes, associating with one another by way of smell. A certain sent is associated with safety, especially if the dog is still quite young.
Pups for example, they will know they are safe when they smell their mother close by, but if they get sniff of another dog’s scent, might that send them into hiding. A female dog will most often pee a lot around her den or where her pups are to ensure the pups feel safe.
Also, in order to mark out a specific territory, will dogs pee on certain spots to ensure their territory is well indicated to other dogs or predators, and to ensure their own safety. Unfortunately, might your couch be just in the right spot for territory marking.
Reason 3 – Your Dog Demonstrates A Submissive Eliminator Demeanor
Valerie, a dog trainer, argues some dogs are known to be naturally submissive eliminators. That means, your dog might be overly submissive, demonstrating behaviors such as peeing when they are excited, scared, has been scolded, or when they meet someone new.
Most often will these dogs then go to a place they feel safe, which are often your couch or bed and pee on it. If you regularly sit on your couch or bed, with your dog close by or on your lap, might he associate the area as be his zone of safety.