That's good to know Caledon I will try that with my new pup when I get him. My dog Smokey pees in the yard where ever, but only poos in the same little 1ft area which I love and I am glad he does it all by him self. He is weird though. If you watch him while he is peeing or pooing he will immanently stop and come to the door. I like to watch, just so I know if he poos or not before I go to bed, so I know if I have to let him out again, but for longer. He is watching the windows while he is going. He is so funny.
R.I.P- Smokey my GSD/Husky. You are my hero, my heart, my soul and you will forever remain in my heart. You were a true companion. I love You and miss You so much. Run like the wind!!