Posted : 6/16/2006 9:51:52 PM
You should not allow him "access to every nook and cranny" if he is pooping anywhere but outside. He's pooping there because he smells where you've been, and he's going back there because he's smelling where HE has been.
If he's having housebreaking problems, he should be confined to one room until the problem is solved, if he's not cage trained. Dogs don't like to fowl their living space.
My younger dog is a year and a half old, my older one is almost 4. The younger one sleeps in the kitchen at night because she's still outgrowing a chewing problem. She has a nice bed in there and all I have to say is "Go to bed" and she goes. It's not cruel to give a dog their own space.. a lot of them prefer it.