Is there such a thing as an untrainable dog??? Or is it the trainer that is untrainable!!! I have a 8mth old border collie (having had dogs previously and trained them without too much problems) and dont seem to be gettng anywhere. 1. toilteting - we leave the door open most of the time (dread the winter coming) and mostly she will go outside but yesterday she was outside most of the afternoon and then came in and wee'd on the kitchen floor without warning!! She is crate trained and i feel that every time i leave her i have to put her in the crate (even if i am popping in the shower). I really want to be able to leave her in the utility but am sure i will come back to wee's. 2. chewing - we are constantly with her and she is restricted (as are we!!) to the back rooms. She still attempts to chew but as we are there we can stop her but if i put her in the utility while i am doing something eg answering the door she chews the door frame. Have tried sprays but she licks it off. 3. walking - am now using a canny collar as she was a nightmare pulling and this is much better but at times she stills puts her head down and GOES FOR IT. My hand is sometimes red raw. 4. recall - used to be good but last few weeks she will come nowhere near me if she is off lead and we have a standoff lasting 20-25mins sometimes. Last night i sat on the field and felt like crying. She doesn't come back voluntarily - i usually have to make a grab for her as she passes!! I don't tell her off but inside i am calling her all the bad names i know!! I'm so frustrated that i feel like not letting her off the lead at all on walks. NB have tried all the training advised learned on this forum for the above problems for the last 6 mths to little success. In the house or garden she will do recall lovely but is a different door away from home. She has been to dog training classes-again did everything she was supposed to there but not outside. All i can say that today i am not liking my dog very much.