Potty Training for a 3yr Almost 4yr Old Dog.
Hi My name is Teddy and I have a 3 yr old (Will be 4 on July 5th.) He is a German Shepherd/Jack Russel Terrier Mix. I adopted him from a shelter. According to his papers he was in there for 6 months. On the day I adopted him he was also neutered. So I thought "He went through a stressful day. Just give him some time and he'll be okay." Well I adopted him 2011 and it's been 7 almost 8 months and It's still going on! I am 16 and my mom doesn't like this at all (Not that I can blame her!) And she says it this continues on much longer she'll get rid of him.
I take him out several times a day, he gets lots of exercise and is very healthy, through he might be a little overweight. I can get him to pee outside. (He still goes inside on occasion) But I cannot get him to poop outside. I am thinking of crate training him, and a lot of website says it good for your dog and you. But I hate the idea of locking him up.
I am open to any suggestions! :D Please help me.