About three weeks before my BFP we got a Irish setter, yellow lab mix pup. OH wanted a retriever for birds. I was extreamly happy and excited. She caught on to everything, sit, lay down, kennel, ect. But she won't potty train. We purchased a nice indoor kennel and that's where she sleeps nightly. At first it was perfect. Nowbef. e little b**ch has taken to pooping in her kennel in the middle of the night . So I am pregnay, getting up to pee in the middle of the night, to smell dog crap. It was instant vomit time. So when I could function I would clean up the poo, and while down and sanitize that part of the kennel. Every night. Did not matter if we took her out right before bed and I was up 3 hours later. So I pulled her food 4 hours before we go to bed, simple solution. Now she is getting to the point where she finds her way out of the fence, so she has to be taken out and watched. It's getting freeking cold here and I am sick of standing out in the freezing cold watching her. Today's new little annoyance is she won't even go out into the grass, she kept attempting to run away and back to the house. When I physically pulled her into the grass, she cowered and just sat there, she would not even attempt to sniff around. I finally have up and brought her in, guess if she peed in her kennel she gets to live with it. And she pees/piddles any time someone comes over (though we have people over all the time). And any time you scold her. So I am moping my hardwood floor daily, having to scrub my carpet whenever she does it in the living room. I am freeking exhausted already, and having to fight to get thos dog to do anything and cleaning up after her are just becoming to much. I have had dogs my whole life, and I have never disliked one like I do this one. I don't know if it's because I'm not the one who trained her like my others, where I was the one doing all training. With this dog my OH and roomie also do some of her 'training'. She just can not get the concept of stay out of the kitchen, potty outside or not to kiss all over when someone looks at you. Gosh to look at her I would think she was one of those beaten down and abused animals. The worst this dog gets is a scold and a collar grab and walked out. I mean gosh, she is one of the best taken care of dogs I know. She sleeps inside and is inside with us 90% of the time. She gets good food, and is free fed except before bed, and she isn't beat, yelled at or even scolded very often. I don't know if she is that cowardly, bit I know she is quite defiant with me. Sorry about the long ramble, I just had to get off my chest how much I hate this dog.