Our lil pup is very good and always goes outside for his poos - however, he likes to dot them all over the garden!! I maybe should have tried to designate a spot earlier but I was just happy to have him go outside. Any tips on training to go in just one corner/patch?
It's a pain but works. Go with him to the area you want him to use every time he goes out and make him stay in that area till he goes then loads and loads of praise. All our dogs go in one area and never elsewhere.
How old is your puppy? I think our older dog has taught her where to poo, but at 8 months she still makes mistakes and goes in dd's bit of the garden. Hercules is absolutely right - that's what we were told in puppy class. However, doing that while doing packed lunches/plaits/breaking up dd's fights is near on impossible.
BHMF, yes, that's what we were advised to do, simply because you have control that way. We have two springer spaniels, and they both walk around while doing their business, so no chance of picking it up in one neat pile