Free run of house
I was curious as to where your dogs are allowed and where they aren't.
We keep our dogs in the family room and kitchen. The dining room, parlor, and second floor are off limits unless we are supervising. They are house trained but for some reason our one beagle will slink off to a corner to pooh and our foxhound will squat in the middle of the carpet in the dining room to pee.
Definitely never the second floor, except our master bedroom where they sleep with us. The second floor is for the kitties.
They have ample room and we open up all of the first floor sometimes when we play so they can run.
What do you all do? Do your dogs have free run of the house? Or are they limited to certain areas of your house?
I would think it would be especially challenging in open floor plans to contain them!