Training help needed!
My wife and I just recently adopted an ~18 month old pit bull mix. She was rescued by a woman when she was just a few weeks old. Until my wife and I adopted her, she had very little interaction with other people. Also, she was kept in an outside kennel.
She is now with us in a townhouse. She was very scared of us at first, but is not loosening up a lot. The problem is she is not house-trained. I have a crate that i keep her in a night and take her out often. However, she will NOT potty outside. She will sniff sniff and sniff but never use the bathroom outside. She seems slightly scared of being outside, and I think she might see it as punishment when I take her out. She's never excited about it. She's is also very scared of new people and dislikes men in particular.
I have heard pits can be very stubborn, and I need some help. We really love her, but need help getting her to cooperate, and tips getting her more socialized.
All advice will be greatly appreciated.