That is the question that I have been asking myself for the last couple of weeks.
Is it separation anxiety?
Is it a scent on the carpet? I was shampooing my carpet daily and it was getting old.
Is she making a statement?
Has she lost her mind? This was what I really thought it was. It didn't seem to matter that I had increased her potty break frequency. I was at my wits' end. What in the world had changed?
Well, it was none of the things I thought it could be. I noticed a spot of blood in her urine and I took her to the vet. The poor dog had a UTI (urinary tract infection). It was a bona fide medical reason that was easily treated with antibiotics. I felt like a terrible dog mama. The desire to frequently urinate was also distracting her. She needed longer walks and fewer distractions because she was much more uncomfortable than usual. Lesson learned. Always check for medical reasons if your pet's behavior has changed suddenly.