Anyone have outside-only dogs?

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  1. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Is that even done anymore?
    Or does PETA pay a visit?

    As a kid, our series of dogs were strictly outside


    except when mom and dad were gone, we'd let em in, and they'd creep along low to the floor with their ears down, they KNEW they weren't supposed to be inside :p
     
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    I think it's rare these days.
     
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    Our dogs were allowed inside, but were told to stay off the couch...

    Of course, they didn't listen...

    The minute you weren't paying attention, they were on the couch, watching TV, and drinking your beer ...
     
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    One of my good buddies in my teens and early 20s, his family had outside only dogs. I always found that to be a weird concept.

    That was 15 years ago, those dogs are certainly gone and I’m not sure if they still have outside dogs.
     
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    My dogs and cats stay outside. I never much liked animals in the house.
    Of course my little sister used to being her Shetland in the house most every day after school. They'd share a bowl of dry cereal and watch cartoons. (I'm sure that practice would have ended immediately if Shaggy had ever had an accident indoors)
     
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    Yes ... outside dogs and horses and cows too .
     
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    Dog theft is rampant around here. Females are stolen and forced to produce pups in rotten conditions. The pups sell for over a thousand euro each so you really have to be careful - we keep ours in all the time now.
     
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    It depends on the dog. It works for some and not for others.

    Decades ago, out in the country, we had an outside dog named Bradley. It seemed to be his preference and we could never get him comfortable with being inside. He had an excellent dog house designed so the wind could not blow directly in at him, we banked and roofed it with straw bales in the Winter, he had lots of blankets to nest in, and fresh water several times a day.

    One Winter it dipped below zero degrees and we brought him into the house. After 5 minutes, he hiked his back leg, peed on the wood stove in a big, sizzling cloud of steam, and we let him back out.
     
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    I’ve never had an outside only dog. I’m not totally opposed if the dog is suited to it and equipped for it. But not without a fenced yard or similar area. When I see an animal chained up in an open yard I call the rescue and get it liberated.

    Jackie Chan is an inside pet. He won’t go outside unless you put a leash on him. I can leave the door propped wide open to load gear in and out. He won’t go outside on his own. He loves outside. And loves being off-leash and playing in our fenced in back yard. As long as somebody is out there with him. He won’t stay out by himself.

    Gerdie the cat won’t go outside at all. No matter what. She hates outside. Wants nothing to do with it.

    They both live in here with us. And they both have their run of the place. Even on the furniture. After all, it is called “fur”niture. We don’t let the cat on the counters or tables. And Jackie is not allowed in the kitchen. They know that. They follow the rules.

    Here’s Jackie on the couch the other night when I got home from my gig. 43460EDD-19CD-4A25-9ABD-2D927E147C94.jpeg
     
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    I keep forgetting that no one owns mutts anymore
     
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    Ours are both rescue mutts, and that's all we've ever had.
     
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    As a kid, our dogs were neither indoor nor fenced/chained.
    But, it was a different world, then, and we lived way out in the sticks
     
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    The concept of an outside only dog is foreign to me. Our dogs and cats are family.
    Our black cat loves to go out during the day, but he stays in after dark.
     
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    Yeah i think that's the norm these days
     
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    In Wisconsin?

    Hell no.
     
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    When i was a kid our dogs were outside dogs - today we have an inside dog
     
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    AFF53180-7A5F-4C27-B673-06117EB868E0.jpeg Earl and Betty are both outside only dogs. Earl would come inside if we let him. Betty won’t come into the house. Not no way, not no how. FA3FE192-9829-4940-B94B-D4E9BF4A7696.jpeg
    She won’t turn down a ride in the truck though.
     
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    Regarding the question....I don't know.

    Without reading any responses:
    I've had two dogs I personally raised from 8 weeks old....had them both over 10 years.

    To me....a pet is a family member....I don't relegate family members to remain outside.
    So, I treat them as such and train them quite well so they do what I say and they were always well behaved.
    I guess everyone has their reasons.

    Oh...first one was a Razorback Hound....the other a Australian Shepard/Border Collie

    On that note.....have a great day everyone.
     
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    Our dogs are both rescues and they’re the best dogs we’ve ever had.
     
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    Growing up all our dogs were, by definition, outside. My parents, especially my dad, didn't want them indoors. That said, they had plenty of fenced-in space, shelter, water etc.

    If I were to have another dog in my own place, it would probably be allowed inside, but trained to do its business outside and to stay off the couch, bed etc. (while having its own bed and the like).

    My pet would also be considered a family member, but as with all family members there will be boundaries. Small children are not allowed where the power tools are, people who can't cook can't use the kitchen, and dogs stay off the furniture.
     
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