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Old 11-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Due to the another thread that bounced back and forth on the issue of dogs living outside versus inside, it got me thinking. I would like to know where people keep their dogs. I know people can feel strong about this, so I'm just asking what you do with your own pets.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My dogs always have been and will always be inside dogs. When keeping a dog for companionship, I dont see the point in keeping an "outside" dog-unless you live outside too.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My dogs always have been and will always be inside dogs. When keeping a dog for companionship, I dont see the point in keeping an "outside" dog-unless you live outside too.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Mine live inside but if I had more space I'd definitely build them an indoor/outdoor enclosure for during the day. They are all free in the house but the house is really small and I do limit them from going upstairs (my husband is messy so there are shoes, baseball glove, etc stuff that is tempting to chew in his mancave). I've seen some really nice setups where the garage is converted to a nice dog area with access to an outdoor run and I'd love to do something like that so my dogs could relieve themselves if they have to.

While I'm home my dogs are usually inside with me unless the weather is nice. Sometimes they prefer to be outside. In the summer when it's beastly hot and humid they usually stay out so they can be in the shade and use their pools. It's 90 degrees INside my house in the summer.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My dogs want to be where I am(or DH is)....they prefer to be outside but I don't always want to be out! They spend a good portion of the day outside and are in at night....I don't crate them unless necessary/they are very good unsupervised in or out.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I live in the country. I have a huge fenced in backyard with a large oak tree shading most of the yard. I have a large covered back porch as well. I also have a large dog run within the same fenced area as well as a large kennel. All housed within the same fenced in (with electric wire - keeps the horses out and the dogs in) back yard.

I have four dogs. At any given time some of my dogs are in the house and some are in the yard. One might be in the run or maybe in the kennel. If I am not home, anybody in the house is in a kennel.

When I'm home 70% of the time I am outside. When I'm inside the dogs want to come in. All of my dogs chose where they want to be at night with one exception, and he is still too young to make that decision. He is kenneled in the house at night.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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We live in South Florida, where not only is the weather brutal about 7-8 months out of the year...but the critters down here are bad news. Between the biting and stinging bugs and snakes and poisonous toads - we'd be asking for a lot of trouble leaving her outside unsupervised. IMO it is cruel to leave your pup outside for extended periods of time especially if it is really hot or cold. Why would you not want your pup inside with you anyway? I don't get it.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My dogs are all indoors. Always have been.

However, if I had the land, the proper set up and lived somewhere where it was cooler.... I would probably keep my dogs outdoors while I was at work or gone for a few hours on end. I feel like that is best since they can potty, run and play and enjoy being a dog. For now though, my dogs are crate trained. They are in there at night and while we are at work.
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My babies live inside, they share their house with me.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have horse property so am fortunate I have space to have kennels and stalls available for my dogs, who absolutely LOVE to be outside, there are lots of critters for them to hunt and different places for them to lay in either type of weather, my small dogs are kept in kennels/stalls while I work, but 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, and since I spend a lot of time out with the horses anyway, she gets enough time with me to keep her happy, plus she runs the trails with me on weekends with my horse, she is happy with her life, my terriers have to sleep in the house, as I don't trust them not to get into trouble, but they LOVE being in the barn killing rodents!
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