I've had my puppy for 4 months now (6 months old). He is a golden retriever. Recently my mom has become frustrated and wants to get rid of him because of one issue. We never really properly potty trained him. We are all happy with him and are able to do everything else but currently the extent of his potty training is to go through a dog door into the back porch and poop on the porch randomly. This is not good. It doesn't take a genius to recognize it as being a terrible idea but we left it like this for 3 months. I would pick up the poop in the bags you are supposed to and throw it away. Only issue is that it leaves stains. My mom had the job of cleaning the stains and it was mostly fine for the past 3 months. Today was bad though. Having to clean the stains left behind by his poop is really difficult because she has to make it as if there was nothing there in the first place. She has to crouch down and clean it. This is killing her back (she has back problems) and probably causing permanent damage. Even if I take this responsibility from her it's just going to take time which I don't have (I'm a highschool senior working on university and scholarship applications/requirements currently). How and where can I train him to poop? What is the best way to potty train your dog? How long will it take to teach him and how much work will it be?