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Housebroken Frenchie suddenly forgets the basics

Posted On: Jan 23, 2022   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

Family will be arriving for the holiday shortly and I suddenly have a wonderful 13-month-old French bulldog starting to go to the bathroom in the house. She is spayed and otherwise in perfect health but this sudden reversal in her training has me perplexed and frustrated, to say nothing of fearful of her doing the same when everyone arrives. Could she be sick or is something amiss? She has been well housebroken since she was about 4 months old, and this sudden change is so strange. Is there any chance I can get her back to normal before everyone arrives?
It's impossible to predict if you can get her back on track before your family guests arrive but anything is possible. Your dog may well have something going on that only a full examination by your veterinarian can determine or she may be stressed out.
You might wonder what stress could be in her mind but any changes in the household or the home routine may be triggering a behavioral change. This can include moving things and cleaning differently in the...

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