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I'm looking for some assistance in dealing with a dog that has incontinence everyday. Our family adopted the dog after a grandfather passed away and we think she is about 10 years old but noone really knows. The problem is that she thinks the basement is a bathroom. She did this before we got her because she was never properly trained and now it's our problem. We have had her for about a year now and I am the only person in the house that takes any action to train her but it is not working. Currently, its about every other day that I find or step in something in the basement. She is in a kennel when we are not home so the peeing / pooping either happens during the night or when we are not watching her. It was never my choice to adopt the dog and I cannot deal with this any longer. She seems to be very sensitive to any noise and barks/growls at any vehicles parking near our house while inside, she cannot jump on our bed anymore and just paws at the bed to get up. I am not a fan of her behavior but can deal with it except the incontinence. When I am home she stares at me when she wants outside which is fine but she does not do this for others. I have told my wife to get a gate for the basement to block her from going down there or do something to train her but nothing has been done. I am done giving time for her or our kids to do anything about this problem and done cleaning up pee/poop from a basement that I am working on finishing. Am I really a jerk for wanting to euthanize this pet?