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My 1 1/5 yr pup all of a sudden developed a fear of going out which has resulted in accidents. Any suggestions on what we can do?
 

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Did anything happen last time he went out there? Loud noise, scary people/dogs/trucks?

You can try counter-conditioning him to the backyard, by taking him to the backdoor, praising and treating, then coming back in. Repeat a few times. Then go a foot or two past the door, praise/treat/repeat. Increase the distance out the back, as far as his comfort will allow; don't pull him out.

In the meantime, try taking him out the front door to do his business. He might even be willing to go into the back yard through a front gate or something.

This will be inconvenient if you've just been letting him out to do his business, but should be relatively short term.
 

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She does get anxiety with fireworks but this started before July 4th. I'll definitely try your suggestions. Thank u
 
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