She is a Boston terrier mix very heavy on the Boston. She is a year and a half and we have had her for a year. She's, by far, the smartest dog I have ever had. She's well trained in every other way, does tricks, loves the kids, snuggles, etc.
She has been seen by the vet and does not have any medical condition that would prevent her from making it outside. She needs to go out every 2 hours and even then, if left to her own devices, she will find a way to go in the house.
I understand that when you get a puppy you are giving up several weeks to housebreaking and several months to overall monitoring but it has been over a year and I need my life back. I can't keep my eye on her every minute of the day anymore. And nor can I be available to take her out every two hours around the clock. I have house trained several dogs and I have never failed so thoroughly.
We don't allow her upstairs and we confine her when we go out. Even if we are gone for an hour she will urinate in the room she is in.
Her using the house as her personal toilet is building a barrier to my bonding with her. The kids love her to death but this issue is ruining it for me.
What do I do?