I dont know what to do, I was hoping someone could help me... Heres some back ground. I got my first dog Winnie at 7 months old, when she was about 1 1/2 I rescued a dog from the dog park who was about 3-4 months old (sydney), about a year later got a Golden/lab mix (Bear). When I got Winnie I had her potty trained in one day. Bear was potty trained since he was 5 weeks old (no joke!). Syd, my middle child has never been completely potty trained. I have tried everything and I know I can do it cause my other two were potty trained so quick. But no matter what I do with Syd I cant get her 100 % potty trained. The only time she doesnt have an accident is when she is confined to a crate or confined to a small area, such as a hallyway or if im home. I dont have my crate anymore, cause for a while I had thought I had her potty trained, but obviously not(she'll go months being good then all of a sudden start). I do have doggy gates. I confine her and my other dogs together (so they have company) in my long marble hallway, I keep beds, blankets, toys and water there. Syd figured out how to push and jump the gate,when I came home I found she had gotten in the litterbox and cat food, and had peed on the carpet. I put chairs in front of the gate the next time to prevent jumping/pushing, this worked for a couple days till one day i come home and sure enough she escaped (only her, the other dogs where still in the hallyway) and agian she peed on the floor. She doesnt always pee though, sometimes if I come home and she has gotten out there is no accident, but agian she has eaten the cat food. So I have finally found a way to keep her confined in the hallway with the others and it works great! But now she has started chewing at the baseboards. I dont know for sure its her cause im not home at the time but I just know it is, i know her so well. I did a deep cleaning of my house today and discovered "a dog" had peed on the bed in the cats room (which isnt even mine!) I never use the bed and I never knew about it till now. But I just know its Syd, she is the only dog that ever escapes, and like I said before my other dogs have never ever had an accidnet in the house, ever. Why does she still do this? She is about 4 now. I just dont get it, everything I have done with my others I have done with her, yet she continues to have random accidents. She is healthy, and I know she knows she is bad, cause when I come home, right when I walk in, even before I see anything, she walks up to me with her ears back and this sad look on her face. She is a little monster, thats my nickname for her. I love her to death but she drive me crazy sometimes. I cant correct her cause Im never home when she does it. Does anyone have any suggestions? I want to clarify, that when Im home she never pees in the house, and I can usally leave for up to 4 hours before there will be an accident. I could be gone for 8 hours one day and come home to a mess and leave for 8 hours the next day with no mess. How can I prevent her from chewing the baseboards, will Bitter Apple work? Also I dont know if this has anything to do with it or not, but, I have noticed that she starts having the accidents and behaving badly when I havnt been home much in a couple days. I use to be with them 24/7, but now Im gone 8 hours a day sometimes, sometimes a couple days in a row, and this seems to be when it starts, like she is acting up cause her mommas been gone? i dont know help!