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I just recently adopted a 9-month-old German Shepherd mix. We adopted him from another family who raised him from a 2-month-old puppy. We are working on getting him on a schedule, he eats at 7 am and at 5 pm. We take him out before he eats at 7 am when we wake up, and 30 mins after he eats. At noon, 30 mins after he eats, and again at 9 pm. We take him for walks before 7 am and again at 5:30. He will pee outside but still has accidents inside. He does not poop at all during the day. We give him treats for going outside and never scold him for accidents. Right now, he is pooping right by the backyard door, which is the door we go out to walk him. I clean the area thoroughly, and I’ve even tried putting some of it outside in his “potty area” outside to encourage him to go outside. When we go out he is always on the leash and we stand out there for about 10 minutes (even after walks) before going back outside. Even with all of that, he is still pooping inside in the middle of the night.