My family and I are getting frustrated. As you may remember we got Elvis as an abandoned dog back in October. He has become a loved member of the family, but he is putting a strain on the house. We have been trying to kennel and house train him and it is not going well. I have seen no progress at all. My whole house smells like dog pee. I spend almost every weekend shampooing the carpets. We bought a kennel not long after we got him so he could sleep but not roam free. He has gotten into the house from a closed room before and destroyed new blinds and other items, so we knew keeping him out at night would not be a good idea. We havent been able to keep him in the kennel at night because he whines and howls all night long. We started with the kennel in our room, but neither of us could sleep. I moved him into the living roon and slept on the couch for several nights. When he would sit quietly I would pet him and give him treats, then I would lay back on the couch. As soon as whe saw I wasnt moving or talking to him he would start the howling again. We had to stop that because he was keeping the kiddos awake and my oldest (6) was falling asleep in class. We make sure he gets outside every couple of hours, but he seems to pee as soon as we walk in, or soon after. I have bought Natures Miracle for the carpets, but that doesnt work. If we cant figure something out soon I am going to lose it. I started keeping him on a leash at all times in the house today, and I am hoping that will work. He wont pee or poo in the house in front of us, so I reshampooed the carpets again. My husband is at the end of his rope, and I am close. I love Elvis to death, but he is turning everyones lives inside out. I would be ok if I saw the slighhtest improvement, but none. My husband is tired of trying to buy new stuff to train him with too. We have spent about $2,000.00 on him since we got him and we are strapped, between the vet and the different training and plain old dog stuff, plus replacing the stuff he has destroyed. We got him neutered about 3 weeks ago, I am hoping that will help with some of it, but I am not holding my breath. Sorry this is long, but I needed to vent and possibly get some advice.