I wish I knew I have a 7 year old Maltese that is doing the same thing as yours. I have had him for 6 years and he has never done this before. I take him outside to the fenced yard and refuses to go. I am ready to scream. If you find a solution please let me know.
If it keeps up, be sure and take her to the vet and rule out a physical condition. She may have developed a problem with her digestive system or can't control her functions anymore.
Maybe your dog feels like it is not getting enough attention. Have everyone share their time a little more each day. Also, take the dog out more often, especially right after eating. Try to make it be a good walk with the person taking it out, for a little special one on one time for your dog. Good luck!
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