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My old girl was a rescue and was terrified of the outside world (but she would run out into our garden for a quick pee and poo).

I engaged a behaviourist who identified my dog's safe zone (which was basically the front door step) where she was happy. One step outside that zone and she'd freak out.

I was advised to work (train) the dog inside the safe zone and slowly extend the it - one step out of the zone whilst still working her. Next time work her at the boundary of the extended zone and again try to take one step outside the zone (further away from the house) and so on. It is actually easier to do than to describe it. If at any point the dog became uncomfortable or worried we'd step closer to the house and carry on training.

With patience, time and lots of treats my girl learnt that the outside world is a wonderful place and people, especially children have a lot of love to give.

So may be something similar could work with your dog? Some dogs lack confidence to poo outside where other dogs have been. Maybe if you put some of his poo outside where you'd like him to go, it might make him think he'd pooped there before, therefore it would be safe to poo there again.
 
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