I have a 12 year old stepdaughter who LOVES her miniature pinscher. To her, the dog is not just human but superhuman. As much as she loves her dog, she does not take proper care of it. While the dog is bathed and groomed, it's the dog's messes that are not attended to: urine and feces are found daily, the dog gets into the trash and I am the one who has to do the clean up. The dog is supposed to be in her kennel during the day while we are gone but, oops, stepdaughter forgot and I get to walk into a house of overturned trash cans and pee and poop on the floor. For the past 6 months, her dad and I have strategized options, made deals w her, etc. but she is noncompliant. I have to be the enforcer because he works out of town during the week. I'm at my wit's end. The only solution I see is getting rid of the dog. My husband thinks I'm being overly hard on both my stepdaughter and the dog while, at the same time, disappointed that his daughter cannot be fully responsible for her dog. Help!