My 18-month old pit mix is housebroken, or at least she is most of the time. Once or twice a week she just goes to the bathroom in the house. She always has the opportunity to make outside regularly and she rarely has to hold it more than 6 hours, which she is capable of doing. She just goes in the house b/c she feels like it, not b/c she was unable to hold it any longer.

She knows she isn't supposed to do this, when I come home and find it she cowers as she knows she has done something wrong. But she continues to do this. Any thoughts on what I can do? Crating her isn't an option, as I have another dog who doesn't have problems and is give free reign of the house.
Thanks.
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Why is crating her not an option? Please help me understand.
My 18-month old pit mix is housebroken, or at least she is most of the time. Once or twice a ... just goes in the house b/c she feels like it, not b/c she was unable to hold it any longer.

Either your dog is housebroken, or she's not.
Yours is not, based on your own testimony i.e., "once or twice a week she just goes to the bathroom in the house."
If she were housebroken, she wouldn't be doing that.
She knows she isn't supposed to do this,

No, she doesn't. That's why she keeps doing it.
The longer you allow a dog to make "mistakes" (and yours has apparently been making them for 18 months now), the longer she will continue to make them.
And now you have a real problem on your hand.
One solution is to start housebreaking all over again, and never allow her to make anymore mistakes in your house even if you have to use the crate again (you can't have your cake and eat it too).

No, she can't be allowed to make even ONE more mistake. When she's out of her crate, you must always keep an eye on her. And you must start taking her outside more regularly, i.e., you can't her outside too often right now.
You also might be forced to start regulating her water intake, too. That is, you can't let her drink an entire bowl of water and then just put her inside her crate. She must be afforded enough time to relieve herself first. Stick to a rigid routine.
If you decide to keep her in the crate during the day, you'll also need to come home at midday and let her outside to do her thing (or arrange for someone to do it for you).
You also might want to have your vet check her out for a urinary infection, too, just to be sure.
NOTE: Because you've been so lax in her housetraining, you now stand a good chance of never getting her 100% reliably housebroken. Please don't take it out on your dog, because it's all your fault, not hers.

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My 18-month old pit mix is housebroken, or at least she is mostof the time. Once or twice a week ... her isn't anoption, as I have another dog who doesn't have problems and is give freereign of the house. Thanks.

I don't understand why you can't crate her. It's the most sure-fire way to solve the problem.
I'd suggest a dog door from the house into a securely fenced yard, if that's possible. That way, she can go outside and relieve herself whenever she needs to.
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I don't believe it is fair to crate 1 dog and leave one roaming freely, especially when the crated dog can see and hear the non-crated dog. And a doggie door isn't possible, we live in a condo in the city so we don't have a door to the outside.
I have 3 dogs. Two that get crated regularly and one that doesn't. Assuming that your dog thinks it's unfair is silly and assigning human emotions when you shouldn't. I don't have a doggie door, either, but watch all my dogs like a hawk when I'm home and look for the slightest clue that a puddle is imminent.
Back to the basics of housetraining..
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I have not been lax, as you message states, in her housetraining. And the fault isn't all mine either, as you indicate the blame lies with. I rescued her from a shelter about 8 months ago. She was found by a police officer after a car hit her and some kids were throwing rocks at her rather than helping her. She endured a number of surgeries and had pins in her legs to reset the bones for about 4 months.
While you do offer a number of suggestions, your tone indicates that I did a poor job of training her. In the future, you might want to know the full story before your assess blame.
She knows she isn't supposed to do this, when I come home and find it she cowers as she knows she has done something wrong.

No, she doesn't know she isn't supposed to do it. You have her trained that when you come home and there's pee on the floor, you go off on her. That's what she knows. That's different than knowing she's not supposed to go in the house.
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i would absolutely positively crate that dog when you are not home. i would never leave a pit mix alone with another dog. ever.
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