So my wife and I recently got a dog, and with my part time hours we thought the potty training would go much smoother than it has. The humane society had told us she was somewhat potty trained but we've found that to not be true.
We started out not kenneling her at all, and she seemed to be doing alright. Trips away from home would be fine, and the only time she was seemingly having issues is if people were outside, and she was inside. The first couple of time we had problems with it her dad and brother had came over to our house, and three days in a row they had locked her in our bedroom to do some construction without bothering to walk her or even let her out on the leash in the yard for a few minutes. We had chalked it up to reason previously mentioned but it's continued.
Now we're at the point where she's almost not going outside at all and making it a point to go in the house. Walking her so she can go can take up to an hour and still end with zero results even if she's been eating and drinking all day. She will never directly go in front of us, but rather wait until she can sneak it in when we're in the other room or when our backs are turned. You can immediately tell she's done something wrong due to the fact she'll come back to you and slouch and as soon as you turn towards her she runs off cowering. Because of this we started kenneling her all day, and only letting her out after she would go to bathroom, but this literally lead to full days of her doing nothing (longest it went was ~40hrs from the last bathroom break). My wife has since decided she thinks this is cruel and let her out, but now we're back to square one it's almost appear as if she's trying to hold it when let her out JUST so she can go in the house when we aren't looking.
Anyone have any advice or had a similar problem? We've tried a couple other methods that I didn't mention like only taking her out 10min at a time, and confining her walk to one spot when she's out, but this hasn't proved too successful either (she'll spend the entire 10min staring at birds, sitting or staring at the sky).