I am at my wits end with this dog. Our sweet foster dog (whom is not our foster anymore because we decided to keep him) was chained to a chain for 7 years straight. He was then moved to a dog hoarder's house, where there were like 30 other dogs, and they lived in a vacant home (she came by twice a day to feed them). Obviously, he had no manners. We worked through a lot of things (have had him since September), and he was doing so well, and we all love him so much.
He has always had am aversion to going outside. He simply just wants to be inside. So we have a fenced in yard, and I let him outside to pee/poop, and he was at the point where he was rarely going pee/poop inside the house. This week he as pooped and peed in the house every day - sometimes twice a day. I let him out, but he won't go off the deck, and then he comes in the house to pee/poop. I really need to find a way to get him to want to go outside. Even if I leave him outside for a long time - like an hour or two - he still holds it and then comes inside to pee and poop. The problem is the dirt/grass. He does not want to go on it - it does not want to go off the deck.