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We picked up our 2 year old make beagle (Cyrus) from a local animal shelter over a month ago. Not too sure if he had been crate trained previously as he was found as a stray roaming around a grocery store. I work from home 4 days a week so he is only alone on Tuesdays for no more then 6 hours. However, we have been crate training him during the day when I am home.

With that said, I have tried everything I can think of to get him trained so he won't defecate around our house. Usually he does well with not urinating though he has the occasional slip up when he gets excited or something to that nature. However, we could take him outside and he will do his business, we praise him when he does.. let him enjoy a little bit of play time after he does as a reward, followed by a treat when he comes in. Soon after he will then defecate right in front of us and then run under a table. Sometimes he will then defecate in his crate which will be all over his bedding, the walls, the carpet, and himself. Originally we thought it was our cats taunting him so we removed them from him. He doesn't cry or make a noise prior to doing it, it just happens. Its getting to the point where we can't leave him along as we will return to him being covered in his own waste.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated as I am growing frustrated as the days continue on. I am thinking about owning stock Tide and a dog shampoo company.
 

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I know.. Just venting in a sense and figure out if I am doing the right thing. Giving up on him is not an option but he is giving me a run for my money. I just wish there was a way to tell if he was going to go. From me observing, there is not one sign. He'll be laying there for a few minutes and boom, there is the bathroom break.
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Thanks for the encouragement. He is my wild stallion that I am going to break of bad habits. LOL
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We do feed him in the crate. It was one of the ways on how we got him into the crate to begin with. This last time, he decided to relieve himself in his food bowl. Well, not directly but it was in his food, water and basically everywhere.

Obedience training was something that has crossed my mind and may be one of my options as of lately. I'll have to check with my Vet to see if he knows of any good ones in my area.

I wish our Cyrus was on a schedule. Sometimes he won't go until 11AM (I take him out at 6am). Sometimes he goes right away. He is a tough one to interpret. LOL.
 
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