I recently adopted a 1 1/2 male neutered beagle named Max. He is very sweet. I went on this website to ask for help when he was tearing up my house. I was told by many to get a crate. I have and it has worked. The only thing is that he will urinate in it occasionally. My biggest problem is his bowel habits. I am so close to calling his previous owner and returning him. I love this dog with all my heart and want to do the right thing. It is like he waits to come back in from being outside from playing, running, sniffing, urinating, etc....to move his bowels in my laundry room or dining room. I don't know what to do anymore. Before I go to bed at night, both the beagles are let outside for at least 1/2 hour. Every morning when I get up, I have a surprise in my laundry room. I was told not to make a scene and to just clean it up. I once caught him in the act, and instantly said "NO!" and drag him outside. But this continues. I have washed the carpeting so much that the color has faded and is wearing out. I wish I could get him to sit on the toilet, since it is off the laundry room. What can I do???????