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Old 11-01-2012, 02:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think there is a difference between "living outside" and "spending time outside."
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Inside. They are uncrated during the day while we're at work and at night and have free roam of the house. They spend short amounts of time outside in the fenced backyard alone, usually no more than a few minutes, but sometimes I'll put them outside if I'm trying to clean or something like that. Then we spend lots of time outside playing, training, and walking.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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my German Shepherd Maddie has the run of the property, I get home late and in the dark and like that she is there every night at my gate when I get home, she LOVES to be outside and actually gets restless and pacey in the house, she wants to be outside,
Hondo is the same way. He wants to be with me. But at night when I go to bed, he wants to go back outside. If I leave him in the house, he'll wake me up to let me know he wants to go outside. When I'm home during the day, he'll stay in the house. He is a good boy, he has earned the right to make the choice.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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My dogs "live" inside. When we're gone they have an indoor/outdoor place to stay - a chain link pen in the garage with a dog door to a secure dog run inside our fenced yard. Most people here have what in other parts of the country are called a "privacy fence", but to us it's just a wood fence. Unless you're out in the country, nobody has wood fences that you can see through, and even chain link fences are not common in the suburbs.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Both dogs live inside but get to spend a lot of time outside. My old newfie/lab always wants to be outside during the day. Although I know his first choice is in the car. If I leave my car door open he will jump in and sit in it parked in the garage or driveway! Stella, my GSD, goes in and out all day. She wants me to stay out with her when she goes out but that just can't happen all the time!
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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My dogs are outdoor always have been, they come in for visits and occasionally spend the night inside. We spend a lot of time with them when we're home. So there definetly not stuck in the yard. In winter and once they reach a senior age they spend nights inside. I can only imagine how much vacuuming those who have dogs inside have to do!!


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Old 11-01-2012, 03:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Seven's an inside dog. She will rarely go outside without one of us. I'm outside with her now and she's laying by the door waiting to go in.




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Old 11-01-2012, 04:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Inside. She's rarely outside without me, people in my area have been stealing dogs out of yards and selling them online so I keep an eye on here not that she'd willing go with a stranger but I like to keep a close eye on her.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:59 PM   #19 (permalink)
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My dogs are indoors,but get plenty of time outside as well when the weather is nice. If they aren't outside on the property they are gone with us somewhere.I don't have anything against dogs living outside as long as they are not just left in the backyard and not given any quality time.

I have a neighbor who has 9 dogs who are always barking. She seems to take care of them as far as feeding goes,but the yard is where they stay. She says she doesn't like to go back there because the dogs are too hyper and jump all over her and her husband. These are not small dogs at all,they are each over a 100 pounds.

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Old 11-01-2012, 04:59 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Mine are inside. Granted I don't live in a house, but I don't see them staying outside without me there. If they are on the tie out and I run in for a second, I come back to all of them at the patio window looking for me. All three of them are my shadows. I do see them spending lots of time outside if the weather permits. They will always sleep indoors at night.
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