I have a 7.5 month old water dog. He is house trained and does well with that. However, when outside he poops/pees wherever he's standing when he feels the urge OR goes to areas that he likes to hang out in. And then, because it's an area he likes to hang out in, he ends up stepping in the poop. Repeatedly. He also pees on his front legs almost every day and doesn't seem to have any concern with that either. He's not at all selective about where he goes (doesn't stop to smell around or anything like that). He's house trained so he understands that it's not acceptable to poop/pee in the house. We have walked him to a designated potty area EVERY day, multiple times a day, since his was 10 weeks old (we are still doing that). If we are with him, he goes immediately when we walk him to the designated area. He 100% understands that's what it's for. We reward him consistently with that. If he knows we are around, he'll go to that area 50% of the time on his own. If he thinks we can't see him, he goes right back to pooping/peeing in the areas he likes to hang out in (or where ever he happens to be standing at the time). He doesn't seem to care about the surface (pavement, cement, our skate ramp, playground rubber, etc... he doesn't seek out grass). He also tends to poop/pee every time we take him on walks - even when he's gone potty RIGHT before we walked (and it's always right on the sidewalk - not on grass). Any ideas? Suggestions? Is this something they grow out of? It's clear that he knows he's supposed to go to his designated area but he just really doesn't care to and isn't concerned about stepping in poop or getting pee on himself. We aren't making any progress with this.