I have a new little puppy that I brought home from work 2 weeks ago. I work at a vet clinic and a breeder brought in a double dapple female dachshund that has microopthalmia (probably totally spelled it wrong, basically a congenital defect-a smaller eye and partially blind) and wanted to euthanize it if we couldn't find her a home. well, since I already had a 9 year old at home I took her with me. she is super cute, but I'm having a harder time training her than I remember with Tia(my older girl). it could just be I don't remember the puppy days, but Petunia(the pup) is a bit more difficult to housetrain. I thought that having another dog that was housebroken might help since there would already be doggy smells outside, but when I first brought her home she barely left my side. she finally started wondering, and she does okay with peeing outside, but even on days I think we've done awesome (days I'm off and can be home all day) I'll still find a puddle in the floor. I keep her confined to the kitchen and we're working on crate training. I praise her like mad and give her treats when she goes outside and treats that she only gets when she goes potty. she's pretty good about not pooping in the house, she had 3 accidents with that and no more, but it's easy to tell when she's going to poop. she'll start running in circles and I can catch her in time. with peeing she will just squat and she's done before I even see her. I tried taking her to work with me since I work at a clinic, but she would still pee in the cage and seemed too afraid to leave me to go pee. when she would get home it was like it set her back a little. so now she's just crated when I'm at work. I'm worried because I will be leaving for vacation and boarding her with Tia in 2.5 weeks, so I'll probably have to start fresh, but if anyone has any tips or advice on the housetraining, I would be ever so thankful.