This Dog Responds to Commands Only When Given in a French Accent

Sacré bleu! Ce petit chien aime le français!

This is Archie, a Jack Russell Terrier was a stray before being rescued by the Dogs Trust in western London. He's lived there for the past 8 months. His most frequent companion has been Marie-Helene Leoni, a teacher who volunteers at the animal shelter on the weekends. She's French, so when she speaks English, she does so with a French accent.

Now, the shelter staff has discovered, Archie will respond to them only when they speak in a fake French accent. The Daily Telegraph reports:

She has been taking Archie for walks near her home in Maida Vale, London, and even started singing French children's songs to him.

And when he returns to the rehoming centre after weekends away with Miss Leoni, he will only react to commands in a similar accent.

This has forced staff at the centre to adopt French accents when interacting with the canine, who was rescued after his owner abandoned him in Ireland.

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