Re: Housebreaking problems
Our almost 3 year old V penny had a lot of the same problems yours does. The screaming bloody murder when we take the trash out, the not wanting to go out unless we go with her. These problems though sound like separation anxiety problems though, not house breaking problems. We approached those behaviors just like we approached all of penny's separation anxiety behaviors. Routines routines routines. If you take the trash out the same way every time you do it, if you give her the same verbal cue "ill be right back" and then you do every time come right back she will get it. If you take her outside to pee and wait till she does no matter the weather you can back off how close you are to her. Take her to the grass then don't leave the porch, then don't leave the door step. You see what I'm saying. Patience and routine has helped penny's anxiety behaviors ease off and that anxiety tinkling has stopped entirely.
Also I should say in fair disclosure that although most of penny's anxiety went away through routine and conditioning we also have a 5 month old male pup now (buster) and he has helped alot too. His presence seems to ease penny's mind and she's happy to have him.
Good luck with you V. It might take a long time, but she'll learn to calm down.