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We adopted our dog Rosie last year after a relative found her running loose in a local cemetery. No one ever reported her missing or claimed her when she was reported found. She is assumed to be a JRT/ Chihuahua mix. We believe her to be an escapee from a local hoarding situation that was recently uncovered extremely close to where she was found. From day 1 we knew she had never had any kind of training. We would wait outside with her for a half hour plus just to teach her that outside was for potty. And now she has come so far that she is trained to ring bells and goes potty almost immediately when brought outside. BUT. She routinely has accidents inside if we aren't watching. She also pees in her crate every single night. We have tried tethering her to us, crating when we aren't directly watching, positive reinforcement with treats. And all of these methods helped us train her to where she is but now she's stuck and hasn't made progress for months. We have read that training a dog that came from puppymills/ hoarding situations have unique needs for potty training. We are specifically looking for info on this. Thank you in advance!