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Just wanted to see if anyone had constructive thoughts for me.

We rescued a 7 old year maltese from a shelter 1 1/2 years ago that was in a mill her whole life so we are aware of the issues that come with her history.

Our concern is we cant seem to get her totally potty trained as she will go outside and do her business, but at the same time she has accidents and will go right in front of us. As much as we try to correct this my taking her out more she just does not seem to get it.

As I know we signed up for this when we took her in we are getting really frustrated as we have a new born and have relocated and purchased a new house so we dont want the carpet runied.

We do have a Yorkie Mix so we are familiar with owning a dog as well. We have talked about giving her back, but we would feel like such a failure as we love our dogs.

We are willing to maybe have someone come and help us out in home or even sending her away to some type of doggie boot camp.

Let me know what you think.
 

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First....I would take her to the vet and make sure she isn't have some kind of kidney/bladder problem.

Second...I would treat her like a new puppy....crate...out...and if she does her "deed"....play time....back in crate...out etc.

Make sure she out after eating, playing etc.....

See if this helps....she has gone for a long time not being potty trained, and so expect it to take a long time retraining her...
 

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Definitely take her to the vet. A dog bred every six months for 5 years could well have bladder issues.

After that, it's puppy time. Out every hour. Praise and treat every outside pee and poop, clean up the inside ones with an enzymatic cleaner. Really keep up with it.

There's nothing wrong with getting a trainer or behaviorist, but please stick with someone who uses positive methods. Do not use anyone who suggests chains in bags, pennies in cans, choke chains, shock collars, alpha rolling, "sst!" sounds, etc. Do NOT send her to a "boot camp". Do you really want to give your dog to a stranger for weeks so they can do anything at all to her?

If nothing else works, well, if it were my dog, I'd just buy a really good rug cleaner and keep working on training.
 
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