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Inside 106 74.13%
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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My vote is for both. Mine choose in or out during the day via doggie door but at night they are inside. I have a huge fenced backyard but have a separate 6' fencing that encloses the carport and an area of yard for potty times during the day while at work.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:49 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Mine live inside, given the choice I think Oz would prefer to live outside, he spends as much time out there as possible, even when it's raining and yucky, I bring him in and he's ringing his bell to go out.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:52 PM   #23 (permalink)
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All of our dogs have always been inside dogs...without question. They always want to be with us, and while they like to be outside for a while, they are always happy to come in. If we're outside, they will stay as long as we do, but if we're in the house, that's where they want to be.
We've lived in the city, but were lucky enough to have had a fenced in yard all around, so could leave them out for a while if we needed to, but had one male who discovered that one window was the bedroom window, and would make leaps past it staring in at the room! Hilarious! We called him the 'flying dog', lol.
At any rate, we enjoy our furry family, and they take part in nearly everything we do, and that's how we like it...
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:09 PM   #24 (permalink)
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My yard is fenced in and includes the deck, big oaks, two dog kennels left open and a covered table on the deck where the cats and Minka love to hangout. There is a doggy-door that allows Minka to go in and out of the house all day at will. Minka loves to be outside. She usually comes in at night but frequently I have to close the doggy door to keep her IN the house. She loves laying outside smelling and watching life go by; she is a busy little girl all the time unless she is sleeping. She has been known to stand halfway in and halfway out of the doggy door in order to let her cat friends into the house . . . they are not housebroke so it doesn't thrill me when she does that. Because the doggy door connects the house to her yard, I wonder if Minka feels she is still close to us even when outside.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:07 PM   #25 (permalink)
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My dogs will always be inside dogs!
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:39 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Mine live mostly outside, I have a huge fenced yard that surrounds the whole house - it has trees, several sheds and they always have a kiddy wading pool full of water in summer.
When I'm home the doors are open and they can come inside when they want.
They also have an outside kennel that they sleep in at night. They are so used to being outside that they will ask to go outside when they had enough "inside time".
I feed them inside then just have to call "bed time" and they race outside into the kennel and on their beds

I don't know if I could cope with both of them inside, they are so active and I would have to crate them while I'm at work.
Also DH is allergic to them so that rules having them inside all the time out totally

How many of you with inside dogs have them crated while at work??
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:49 AM   #27 (permalink)
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My dogs chose where they want to be, if they want to be outside they go out if they want to be inside they come in. Sleep inside every night.

Outside they have their own little house (built of stone) with their beds and that in it, I have a large fenced back yard with 2 trees for shading they can also go into the garage if they wish (usually prefer this to their own house) because you can see out onto the road and they like to watch the people passing by.

It's only when it gets cold that they like to come inside during the day really which they are allowed to do.

So I guess mine is both!
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:24 AM   #28 (permalink)
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My dogs live inside. I am very fortunate to have a big fenced in yard, set way off the road and weather permiting they can spend the days outside. Now we have a portable doggie door and they can go in and out as they please. They mostly want to stay inside anyway.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:44 PM   #29 (permalink)
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How many of you with inside dogs have them crated while at work??
I have three dogs and none of them are crated when I am at work, go out, or when visitors come over.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:56 PM   #30 (permalink)
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How many of you with inside dogs have them crated while at work??
My house is small, I always used a crate at night till about 6 months. For daytime I puppy proofed my kitchen and always confined the pup to the kitchen untill trust worthy. I just never felt right about leaving my dog in a crate for 8-9 hours.
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