Just to give you some background about me and our dogs. I have 5 dogs (3 yr old male yellow lab, 3 1/2 yr old female rat terrier, 2 1/2 yr old male rat terrier and two 2 1/2 yr old female jack russell terriers). All dogs are fixed. We adopted the JRT's in October from a woman who said she couldn't take care of them due to her health. Since then we have had one major fight between the JRT girls (they are half sisters) where teeth had to be removed and had bladder infections treated in both of them and then had them fixed. Since we got them, they have been afraid of my husband when I am not around. He is gentle and loving to them, but when I am not around, they will pee all over the house if he even walks past them. I have shampooed my carpets and changed my bedding more times in the last two months than any normal person should have. One of the girls is very aggressive towards the female rat terrier and she barks at the lab all the time. She is my shadow, she is always by me. When I am around, she will let my husband cuddle her and pet her and will even snuggle with him. The other one is usually playful (she's the one missing teeth now), however she runs after anything with wheels and actually had a run in with a pickup truck last week. She just had some cuts and scrapes on her head and if perfectly fine. She also listens to our 9 year old daughter more than us. All the dogs are house dogs. The JRT's get locked in kennels at night and when we are gone. The other three are locked in a large joint kennel in the basement when we are gone and have free roam of the house at night and usually sleep with us. Does anyone have a suggestion of what we can do to make them more trusting of us and not so scared. If we yell at another dog (for instance when the lab tipped over the garbage can for the second time in less than an hour), the playful/shy one ran and peed all over the couch. She wasn't anywhere near the incident when it happened. Thank you for any help any of may have. We are at our wits end and have been trying to decide what to do with them.