convince my girlfriend to train our puppy correctly? We've had her since March and she goes through cycles of great housetraining, and wonderful outside potty... and then will revert to going inside, where ever she wants, but occasionally on the piddle pads (to throw us off, I think). She, her name is Chistery is a Toy Chihuahua, and she is SPOILED but not by my choice. My girlfriend has basically demanded that the dog sleep with us since day 1. She used to be confined (while we were gone) to an area (kitchen or little hallway) by a babygate, but she can climb the gate if its left too loose. So she had been left to her own devices (as she was doing perfectly, potty outside, and inside ON the piddle, EVERY time). But, after a few weeks of this, she has started slacking off, and will go on the rug, no matter what I clean it with. And recently has been a little sick to her tummy (ate something funny in the grass, I think) and threw up in bed, and didn't even bother to move, just threw up on me. TWICE. I know she's a puppy, but enough is enough. She is getting trained. We have a crate, and I wanted to (and still want to) crate train her, but my girlfriend gets mad and defensive when I mention it. I.E- I'll say, lets just put her crate open in the area (with the gate) with the door open so she can explore (the crate) and get used to it, while playing with her toys. Her area consists of the baby gate edge, the crate blocking the bathroom door, a closed bedroom door and a closet door. All in all about 6ft by 4.5ft. She has her water bowl and food bowl and a piddle, there is a blanket in her crate and toys as well. I would say this is a nice set up, but my girlfriend freaks out and says "Why don't you just slam the door and leave her in there all day and night", "See if I care!". Its basically BS. I have read up on what to do and I'm willing to take the time to make Chissy the great dog I know she can be. Any tips on getting this 2.5lb meatloaf out of my bed, without having to break it off with the GF? Or just a good way to open her eyes? This is driving me crazy! I love this dog, but I know she is a DOG. Ugh. My girlfriend has let her get away with murder and there are no corrections for her actions. She just gets away with it all! (So mad!) And she has SUPER terrible anxiety when we leave, its so pitiful. This is the same fight we have about letting her on the couch... even though she has been known to go there too... not to mention she doesn't let me know she has to go out, she'll just go in front of me like "Haha, you didn't take me out fast enough!" (when I wake up at 8 and take her out at 8:10). Thanks in advance!