QOTW - Is it ever ok for a dog to live outside?

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Registered: 10-05-2000
QOTW - Is it ever ok for a dog to live outside?
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Wed, 01-02-2013 - 9:25am

This could be a hot debate. I know most of us believe our dogs belong inside...but what about those that believe that dogs should live outside? What do you believe?

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Registered: 11-21-2001
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 3:57pm

Before I met DH one of my criteria for a boyfriend was "if you don't like dogs, I won't like you"...LOL  DH had a dog when he was young but his parents cared for him.  The first dog he bonded with was my ^Jebu^....and he has loved dogs ever since (sometimes I think more than he does me....LOL)

Laura
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Registered: 11-01-1999

There is the occasional dog who prefers to be outdoors,  but personally I can't fathom owning a dog that isn't a family member, living in the house with me.  Preferably snuggled with me on the loveseat, watching the news and snoring on the other half of the bed at night.

 

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Registered: 02-27-1999

Too funny about the border collie in the truck...

Terre, you have the same problem I do, but worse.  Your dogs are small enough to be prey to the local wildlife.  Mine hold their own against the occassional possum in the yard, but I don't want either of them killed by a raccoon.  

Weims outdoors?  NO, ain't happening.  Even if it's a heated kennel.  Weims are people with no thumbs.  

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