So here's my story, or problem. I got Taj at 12 weeks. She was from a breeder that lived on a farm. She had her mother and an older sister and was free to roam outside. She is now going on 8 months and I can't housebreak her for anything. I bought a metal create, and I've witnessed her taking her teeth and pulling at the sides. They are now bent and the crate is disfigured. She jumps around until it tumbles over. Needless to say she escapes. So I moved her into a room by herself and bought a tall 42' gate. She jumps over it. I bought a baby gate to go over the other gate and she jumps over it. She now goes into her crate and pees and then leaves. I've tried feeding her in it and giving her a t-shirt and favorite toys. All don't seem to work. I'm thinking its anxiety issues with me being at work and she wanting to be with the 9 yr old that has free reign of the house. I'm hesitate to put her back in the crate because I don't want her to harm herself. I am frustrated because my 9 yr and his late sister (litter mates) were trained in less than 3 months. Has anyone else tried anything other than crating?