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Hey, please try eliminating all odors in your home and establishing new ones outside.
If he can smell any previous scents indoors he will keep going there. As mentioned before, try covering up the "favorite indoor spots" with a different, stronger odor like shoe polish or wood polish and then scrubbing the daylights out of that area or repeat the process until all traces of the scent indoors is gone. Even rugs / mops that you have used to mop up spills need to be eliminated.

I am guessing when you brought him home, his first place he relieved himself was indoors?
I used to take my dog outside and stand / play around outside until "something happened". This could take ages, so take a book / activity / chore with you to keep occupied. Also, keep his food & blankets where he would usually go in the house.
He won't poop near his living areas or food dish, so if a favorite spot was on the kitchen floor, then move his food bowl there rather and build new associations with that area.

I had to kind of "trick" my dog like this. He doesn't "pee on command", instead he walks outside and does his thing there naturally.
I really think it's a question on the scent.
My dog goes in the garden, and I use a hose to spray all his poos off the grass, so they kind-of dissolve on to the outskirts of the garden. He follows his scent and now only poos on the outskirts too and not in the center where he used to.

Hope that helps and good luck. It can take months. A lady I know had the same problem with her toy pom. Her house is tiled, so she varnished the tiles so that particles couldn't get stuck between the tiles/cement (thus leaving a scent behind) and that solved her problem.

Let us know how it goes!
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