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Indoor 43 63.24%
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Both 22 32.35%
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am curious to know your views on whether a German Shepherd should be indoors or outdoors. Not what you do with your own, but what you think they should in general.
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I say both! GSDs are VERY social and love their people. So inside with you is important, as well as they need and like exercise and the outdoors allows those full speed jaunts.
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Hate to answer. But as I have learned, internationally outdoors is not unusual. But for me, I tend to think a dog has a better bond if they sleep/live with their pack.

As I type, Rocky is within three feet of me...thus it is , thus it will always be.
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For me, having a companion animal and keeping it outdoors would not make sense. I rarely spend time outside that doesn't involve yard work. Therefore, no point in having a companion outside.
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Hate to answer. But as I have learned, internationally outdoors is not unusual. But for me, I tend to think a dog has a better bond if they sleep/live with their pack.

As I type, Rocky is within three feet of me...thus it is , thus it will always be.
That last part made me laugh I agree with the point you made about dogs sleeping with their pack. It's like me sleeping inside with my family.
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For me, having a companion animal and keeping it outdoors would not make sense. I rarely spend time outside that doesn't involve yard work. Therefore, no point in having a companion outside.
I absolutely agree with that. Why adopt a dog and then throw it outside. Well said
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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The livestock live outside (in my case llamas & goats). Our 3 cats and 2 dogs are inside. Outside is dangerous -- loss, theft, snakes, bad weather, lonliness. They certainly have time to hike, play, accompany us, train outdoors, but living, nope.
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Old 04-27-2014, 01:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I think a dog as loving and devoted to it's people as a GSD suffers from being left outside. The rare person who actually goes out of their way to involve an outdoor dog in their life may do fine, but otherwise they belong where their people are.
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My dogs usually are indoor, but when I go to work they stay outside until I get home.
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