Dogs, in or out?

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    May 26, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    I have a very stubborn but loving pit bull, lol. When the weather is nice I put him outside in a fenced in area. But he seems to not withstand very hot/cold temperatures very well so When it gets really hot outside I let him stay in the basement while im at work.

    Lots of people I know leave their dogs out 24/7, is this normal?
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    May 26, 2011 7:34 PM GMT
    It is normal, however... I prefer to be real close with my pooch. So he's an inside dog that ventures out with me. Sure he's grown more dependent on me, but what's a pet there for if not to love?
  • Timbales

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    May 26, 2011 7:37 PM GMT
    IMO, a dog is a pet and wants to be around his people. Having a dog and keeping it outside alone is just cruel.
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    May 26, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    They're pack animals it is cruel to leave them outside 24/7. Why have a dog if you're not going to let it live inside with you.
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    May 26, 2011 8:28 PM GMT
    beneful1 saidThey're pack animals it is cruel to leave them outside 24/7. Why have a dog if you're not going to let it live inside with you.

    That's why they're called guard dogs
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    no we have both dogs inside, our dalmatian is outside 40% of the time though
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    May 26, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    I have no qualms keeping a dog in doors if they are properly house trained and understand places they are not allowed to go to.
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    May 26, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    i'd never leave my dog outside all day, he'd just cry and cry. we brought him to stay at someone else's house and he howled so bad his voice was gone when he got back.
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    May 26, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    I hate dogs, never let one come inside my house
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    May 26, 2011 8:51 PM GMT
    Our four dogs are a part of our family. We would not make our children live or sleep outside, so nor do we our dogs, and Border Terriers are not wimps, but they are apart of our family.

    They even have their very own doggy lounge room.
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    May 26, 2011 9:04 PM GMT

    Well, I think you should have gotten your answer from the previous posters...except the asshole who said he hated dogs...we just ignore him and he usually goes away...icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    Gucci is a real cutie, BTW...and if Gucci seems to do better in the house, then that's where he should be!! I would imagine that the humidity in your area would make him pretty uncomfortable during the summer heat. AND,
    I hope your basement is somewhat finished. Does he seem to enjoy being there??
  • JP85257

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    May 26, 2011 9:08 PM GMT
    Animals belong outside. I firmly believe in doggy doors and proper usage by the pooch.
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    May 26, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    JP85257 saidAnimals belong outside. I firmly believe in doggy doors and proper usage by the pooch.


    But humans are animals too! I feel my husband would rebuke at being made to use a doggy door too.
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    May 26, 2011 9:24 PM GMT
    EasyEight said
    Well, I think you should have gotten your answer from the previous posters...except the asshole who said he hated dogs...we just ignore him and he usually goes away...icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    Gucci is a real cutie, BTW...and if Gucci seems to do better in the house, then that's where he should be!! I would imagine that the humidity in your area would make him pretty uncomfortable during the summer heat. AND,
    I hope your basement is somewhat finished. Does he seem to enjoy being there??


    He loves the basement. It is finished. He has the whole half side to himself. To walk around, play, do whatever. He likes being outside to but it seems he doesnt deal well with heat/humidity. Even if I take him walking & its really hot he wears out extremely fast.

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    May 26, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    Our dogs are in and out all day. The younger Aussie tends to prefer going out more so he's often at the door wanting out and he'll stay out from 5 minutes to an hour or more. When he wants back in he scratches at the glass and barks. The older Border Collie not so much, he stick to me like glue and rarely spends more than 5 or 10 minutes outside then he's at the patio doors looking to get back in so he comes back in. If we're outside they want out to be outside as well. The BC can open some doors like patio doors doors or doors with lever handles , the Aussie I didn't train to do it so he has to wait to be let out.
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    May 26, 2011 10:59 PM GMT
    Dogs are soooo in right now, and mine goes pretty well with my fur purse. icon_biggrin.gif

    What ? That wasn't the question? icon_confused.gif
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    May 26, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    Disasterpiece saidDogs are soooo in right now, and mine goes pretty well with my fur purse. icon_biggrin.gif

    What ? That wasn't the question? icon_confused.gif

    I know what to get you for Chreeeestmuhhhs!
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    May 26, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
    I got a doggy door so my dogs can come and go as they please. It's really just down to the owners personal preference

    I share my bed with them every now and then as well
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    May 26, 2011 11:24 PM GMT

    No question: if the dog seems intolerant of weather (hot, cold, humidity), it should be sheltered from the weather - i.e. in the basement.
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    May 27, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    killer_pj saidI got a doggy door so my dogs can come and go as they please. It's really just down to the owners personal preference

    I share my bed with them every now and then as well


    I was to awake this morning laying on my side with the babay snuggling in really close, to my chest between my arms, now she was not on my bed when I fell asleep. It was a feel good thing to awake to.

    Oh and we spend a small fortune every month too flee our four dogs and two cats.
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    May 27, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    My dog is like a baby....so definitely not lol
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    May 27, 2011 6:38 AM GMT
    Timbales saidIMO, a dog is a pet and wants to be around his people. Having a dog and keeping it outside alone is just cruel.


    I totally second that .....
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    May 27, 2011 6:43 AM GMT
    wowgamer92 saidI hate dogs, never let one come inside my house




    "HATE"..icon_sad.gif

    Bloody oath , I understand why you do not have a profile picture ......
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    May 27, 2011 6:54 AM GMT
    I have one of these
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    So obviously she lives with me :-)) She has her own bed! icon_lol.gif
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    May 27, 2011 6:55 AM GMT
    Mine live with me and sleep in my room.icon_razz.gif
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    May 27, 2011 7:04 AM GMT
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    I will not deprive him of cuteness inside the house!
    Just can't do it!