DH and I are trying everything we can to coax Peyton to go out after dark and it's not working. When she came to us 6 months ago, she had frostbite on her ears (along with some other "neglect" issues). It didn't take us long to figure out that she must have been put outside at night, because she gets upset about going out then. Any other time, she will listen to us or follow Tyler but we cannot convince her that she won't be left out there. We feel terrible that she seems to be afraid of going out at night and have tried every positive method we can think of-we hope maybe someone will have another idea for us to try. She holds her potty all night and has never had an accident, but I worry about her health since she holds it for so long. In the summertime, it stays light fairly late, so it hasn't been too bad but I worry with winter coming. It gets dark here around 5:00pm and I don't want her trying to hold it for 12-14 hours until it gets light out. We have tried treats, lots of praise and extra lovins for night potties. We only have her out to potty, then right back in so it's less stressful, but now she just plain refuses to go out and we don't want to make it worse for her. We even tried putting her leash on thinking maybe it would be better if she was "connected" to us. The leash seemed to really upset her (only at night, otherwise she's great about her leash). It's heartbreaking to us that she was so traumatized by her first humans and she seems to trust us 100%, except for this one issue. If anyone has any other ideas on how to make this positive for her, we would appreciate any input. Thanks!!