I have a 1 year, 3 month old male Newfoundland that I am crazy about. I waited over 4 years to get him with the intent to show and breed him if he got his CH. Literally after waiting over 4 years, within 2 month of having him my entire life changed and I went from having a normal suburb rental house with a backyard and plans to show him, to having a farm on 4 acres that needs tons of work. My entire focus has shifted and had I had ESP and known I would be where I am now, I wouldn't have got him at that point in my life. But, I already had him when the changes suddenly took place. He was around 6 months old when we made the move, and I got him at 10 weeks. From the time I got him to the time I moved he had only had about 4 accidents total. Then two things happened. We moved, and I started giving him more time between his trips outside as he got older. The thing with this dog that we're seeing is that he had never ever had any sense of holding it. He is like a chicken and just lets go whenever the urge presents itself. And I believe that he knows he's wrong because when he has an accident in the house, out of crate, he will go to the opposite floor you are on in the house to do it, like he's sneaking off. If you're downstairs, he's going to go poo upstairs, if you're upstairs he's going to go poo downstairs, seemingly always in the living room no matter how many times I've used pet smell eliminating enzyme based cleaners on the floor (laminate, it's everywhere in the house, probably 30 years old, it's either that or wide pine, no carpets). He never has a pee accident when he's roaming the house, only poo. Now as if that isn't bad enough, he's having tons of accidents in his crate as well and he is going out. Now in his crate all bets are off, he pees and poos in there and the crate has been washed many a time with Natures Miracle, etc. He never had a crate accident until we moved. This situation is so over the top frustrating and is causing fights between my husband and I. I love the dog and I'm one of those people that sees re-homing as a last resort senario but at the same time my husband hates the dog because of the problems and I'm so tired of fighting with him. And even then, no one wants to adopt a dog that's not housebroken so I would still want to sort this out and if I could fix it there would be no reason to re-home him! He seems to not be able to hold it for anything and we are not expecting him to hold it for long periods of time other than at night in which case he's been going out at around 9pm for the final time and again at anywhere between 5am-7am when he starts howling and we have to hurdle ourselves out of bed and take him out at the first wimper (I mean you have to run) or he's going to go in that crate. Alot of times my husband, being the great guy he is, will even take him out again at around 1:30am-3:30am when he comes home from work and STILL you will hear him howling like he's going to die at as early as 5:30am. He's been vet checked, no UTI, no worms, no medical issues. This is getting out of hand and I don't know what to do. Tonight I woke up at 1am to the wonderful aroma of dog poo and had to go clean out his crate and bathe him because when he has an accident in there he then frantically tries to get out of his crate, getting it all over him, the wire of the crate, etc. His crate is not too big for him. It's just the right size and I'm stumped as to where his "den instinct" went to not soil his den. Is he were a 5 pound dog this would be an issue, but not a huge one. This is a dog that weighs around 150 pounds and is getting bigger by the day. When he has an accident it's like the nile river or a pile of elephant dung. Not to mention that everytime he has an accident in his crate he gets a bath, yup stuffing 150 pounds of very hairy, smelly dog in my tiny tub is getting ridiculous! Worse yet, is the fact that he will go having an accident daily or multiple times per day for over a week and then POOF not have a single accident for up to 3 weeks until BAM he's doing it again! We have another dog, a 7 year old Lab who's housebreaking is meticulous and we trained them both the same way... What gives?!