We tried crate training when we first had him but he messed in the crate and spread it round the bars every night.
He is not contained in a crate overnight. He has the lounge to himself, a comfortable bed by a warm radiator and blankets. The lounge door is closed and there is a child gate in place.
Yes, he has passed his basic training and is quite quick to learn. He will sit, wait, leave etc
Hehas been fine all day long , when we are in and when we are out until very recently. Over the last week or so he has started to mess if he is left on his own ( never for more than 3 hours) and even once when I was in the kitchen.
Yes, we have caught him in the act squatting
No, he has not been dewormed lately
He has also had bad wind although this seems to happen with any food that is not raw
The floor is immediately cleaned with Dettol wipes. I also mop the floow once a day with weeaway and wooden floor cleaner. The sofa covers are also sprayed with wee away...