I'm curious if anyone here has dogs or has ever owned dogs and has had issues with potty training/housebreaking. More specifically, issues getting the knack of going outside. Mordecai is a year old now and his previous owner barely took him out and had him on pee pads all the time. This has been making getting him to go outside almost impossible. Any soft surface is fair game for pee or poop. I know the internet says to set a schedule and prevent accidents but sometimes I'll walk him and he does nothing but when we come back inside, he poops or pees on the carpet/floor. Same with just going out into the backyard. Sometimes I stand out or walk him out for a whole hour and he does nothing until we come back inside. I've tried the cord method where you keep them constantly attached to you but that doesn't stop him from doing anything. It's just starting to get really frustrating and I thought maybe we should meet in the middle and get him a litter box with his own special litter.