My Dog won't stop peeing on my couch. Very Tired.

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Nicki:
Hello everyone. I'm hoping that I can get some help here because I'm tired and frustrated to the point of tears. My dog is a little over a year old and I've had him for exactly a year. I started to crate train him like I did with my other dog and went through all the good and bad basic potty training days. When he turned 1 in Sept, I started to let him out during the day while I'm at work so he can play around with my other dog and so on. They get along well, etc.

That went really great, he waited for me to come out to go out and he never made any mess in the house. Recently, about 2 months ago, he started to pee on my futon mattress. I couldn't understand why, but every single day, I would come home to a mess on the mattress. I cleaned it with the special dog cleaners stuff, I even threw out the mattress and used another one just in case there was a little scent of pee on it that I didn't clean properly. I am now on my 3rd futon mattress and I just decided to crate him again (which started this weekend) My normal schedule is that I take them out before I leave work and walk them for 20 minutes when I come home, then take them out again before I sleep.

At some point today, I believe when I was in the shower, he peed in my bed. I was planning to go to sleep just a few minutes ago and found the mess. I put him the crate for the night and I have to stay up a few hours more to wash and dry my sheets and such. I need any kind of help, explaination, something, anything! It had crossed my mind that it could maybe be a bladder infection, but if so, why does he only go on the couch, and no where on in the house? I give him a lot of attention and spend a lot of time playing and being goofy with him and my other doggie.

I really don't know what to do anymore, I hate to crate him but I'm too tired to constantly do laundry and clean up after him, especially since a few months ago, he was perfectly fine. Please help.
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Rocky:
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[nq:1]It had crossed my mind that it could maybe be a bladder infection, but if so, why does he only go on the couch, and no where on in the house?[/nq]
Even with an infection, the peeing in favourite spots can become a habit, so don't rule out an infection. A UTI test is also way less expensive than a futon. So, first get the vet check out of the way.
After that, back to puppy training with close supervision.

Is he marking or emptying? Is he neutered? What breed(s), what size? These can all have a bearing.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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sighthounds & siberians:
[nq:1]Hello everyone. I'm hoping that I can get some help here because I'm tired and frustrated to the point of ... constantly do laundry and clean up after him, especially since a few months ago, he was perfectly fine. Please help.[/nq]
Just to be clear, you take the dogs out how many times a day total for potty breaks?
Mustang Sally
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Tara:
[nq:1]Just to be clear, you take the dogs out how many times a day total for potty breaks?[/nq]
And exercise. I didn't see any outdoor exercise involved, but I'm not really clear.
Of course, the breed or breed mixes involved would be really relevant in terms of exercise needs and housebreaking issues.
Tara
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Marie:
[nq:1]It had crossed my mind that it could maybe be a bladder infection, but if so, why does he only go on the couch, and no where on in the house?I really don't know what to do anymore, I hate to crate him but~~[/nq]
Have him vet checked to make sure he's ok. Yes, you DO know what to do: crate him.
Marie
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