I realize that this is a dead thread, but I haven't been on here to read anyone's replies (computer problems.) Thank you for those who responded with good, sound advice about my original question on house training. Cassie has become fairly reliable during the last month. The whole problem revolved around my lack of patience. (When I said "scold" I said "No." Not that I yelled at her or went nuts on her. It's a "No." then pick up and take outside, praise and treat when she does what she's supposed to") Anyway, she's better (I guess I should say I'm better) and we're glad.