Ddog is now 23 wo. He is a brill dog. Ace with everything. Was really easy to toilet train etc.. but.. he was crate trained at night and when we left him in the day (never for more than a couple of hours at weekend. And even then DP would be in bed due to him working nights). As he was doing so brilliantly we decided to leave the cage door open.. after 3 days of having dry and clean floors in the morning we took the cage down (he stopped sleeping in it anyway). Fast forward to now and he has started to wee and poo on the living room rug. It's now ruined .. we have now put a stairgate on the kitchen door to stop him getting into the living room.. but I really don't know what else to do. I don't want to crate him again.