So I live in an open-plan flat with a mezzanine bed (raised floor with a ladder) to maximise space so its basically like my bedroom and then under it is my "living room" with the sofa and TV etc and then I have an open plan kitchen. So basically it's just one big room but its ok as Morty follows me anywhere and doesn't need too much space. Here is the issue, when I brought him home (adopted at almost 3 years old) just under a week ago I was actually planning on letting him sleep downstairs as if I bring him up he can't get down. I also have taken care of pugs before and it's hard to sleep through the night as they will move about and take all space, even if I love cuddling them. You may wake up with him sleeping on your head. So I left him downstairs with his little bed and blanket and toys in his own corner but he just was so confused where I was (above him) and wouldn't stop whimpering and barking. I kind of ignored him and thought it would stop. But it did not and he had pooped on the floor even though we just been outside. I think he got confused. So he has slept with me for three nights now and not had an issue or accident at all or woken me up so he slept through the night but I did not, haha. That being said, when I leave him for even just 30 minutes It has happened twice now that he soiled inside. So he just does it when I am not there or can't see him. Is there any way for me to make him feel ok sleeping downstairs? What are my options? I am thinking either I start crating him downstairs or I build better stairs as my friend is a carpenter so that he can go up and down. I love having him in the bed of course, but I just want him to have the freedom to go up and down but I would prefer if he just slept downstairs. I am home with him 20 hours or more a day as I work from home so he gets so much love and attention but he still feels like I'm abandoning him when I go to the toilet or go upstairs to sleep. Perhaps as previous owners were gone a lot, I'm not sure! Help, please! I want to create a good arrangement that can last. The other pug I used to care for is ok to be either up or down! Which I realise can be confusing for my new adopted baby. But I would love if he was ok either way too.