I found this site accidentally while searching umbilical training. I live in Las Vegas, but spend summers in Victoria. I have a 2 year old female Beagle, who is spending this summer in Denver with her beagle cousins. I'm new to dog training, but realize the importance of it for the pet's safety and wellbeing! We've never had any big issues until now...Sophie has been pooping in the house,in Denver, every day, once a day, in the same spot for 2 months. She has access to a dog door, and free rein of the house and yard. hence, the umbilical training when i get her home in Oct. If anyone has any suggestions, i'd really appreciate it!