He once strapped the poor thing to a crate on the top of his car for a twelve-hour drive. At one point, the dog had to take a dump in his crate while the car was moving. I'm with this blogger:
Dogs are very reluctant to shit where they live, so to speak, which is why crate training can make housebreaking a lot easier: you're taking advantage of the dog's natural inclination to avoid relieving itself in its own space. That the poor guy let go in the crate suggests fear or extreme need, either one of which makes the owner a serious prick. It's not the biggest issue in the world, but still, it gives me the creeps.
I'm not sure there's anything about Romney that doesn't give me the creeps.