In 30 years of having dogs I have never seen one who just doesn't care a bit about soiling her crate and herself. She poops, pees then plops right down in it. As you can imagine she needs very frequent baths. The kids were so excited when we got her but now they don't even want to play with her because they're grossed out by how nasty she gets. I cannot keep her clean. This morning I gave her a bath, dh scrubbed her crate and the surrounding area. This was after she had thoroughly soiled the crate with a large amount of poop and pee and then been walked. I put her in the crate because we needed to take ds to school. Not 5 minutes later her crate was soiled and she was laying in it. We wake up every morning to a pee and poop filled crate. Every time we walk out the door, no matter for how long, we come back to a pee and poop filled crate. And a filthy, stinky dog. There's nothing physically wrong. I know it takes time for puppies to develop bladder control but at 10 months there should be some. It's almost as if she just doesn't give a damn. Yeah, I know some of you will think that sounds stupid. Anyway. I'm at my wits end with this. If there was some progress, I could handle an accident here and there. You expect that with animals, especially young ones. But this constant soiling is beyond frustrating. Dh is so fed up he wants to rehome her. He keeps saying it's disgusting and it's horrible to have this constant mess around the kids. And as much as I would like to disagree, he's right. This is so much worse than an accident or two here and there. I'm at the point where I'm thinking maybe he's right that we're not the right home for her. But it's sad because she is such a good dog otherwise. She's a total sweetheart, she loves the kids and everyone else, she's very calm etc.
So. I'm asking/pleading/begging for advice, suggestions, tips, a miracle cure, whatever. I don't want to rehome her, but we can't keep living with this.