Do you ever leave your dog outside?

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  1. misticaleclipse

    misticaleclipse New Member

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    Just wondering for those people with a fully fenced in yard if you ever leave ou dog in the yard for short periods of time? (like anywhere from 10-30 minutes)
     
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    I did when I still wasn't sure if I could trust Sawyer loose in the house, but he'd already proven to me that he could break out of his crate. With Aubrey out there with him, plenty of shade and water, he just hung out until I got back. I don't anymore though. It's too hot for one, and he's fine by himself indoors now.
     
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    Nope. Buddy is an inside dog, he goes outside if he wants to and is never left out there intentionally.

    edited to add: we have a doggie door so he has complete access to the house and yard at any time... however, he is never left outside.
     
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    nope. i have a six foot wooden privacy fence with a locked gate that can't be opened from the outside, and i still don't leave them out alone.
     
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    If I'm not home the dogs are in the house.
     
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    Sure !!! Mine have always gone out and welcomed back in when they ask. Could be anywhere from 5 minutes to whenever, It's their house, their yard . I'm only door openner.
     
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    Our dogs are outside by themselves for a bit. Now that each neighbour knows of Riots allergy I can trust them being outside. I always check our back gates just to double check they are locked and such before I leave them out. Riot LOVES to be outside. I'll leave him out there for about 15min-30min with checking in on him every 5 min etc.
    He loves running around, playing with his toys, playing with his agility equipment by himself lol
     
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    We leave Bear outside at times. She lets us know when she wants to go out, and come back in. Our yard is fenced. It's not a tall fence, but Bear's not one to jump lol. However, she's sneaky and will exit if our lawn guy accidently leaves the gate open. That happened once or twice. Our neighbour found her while walking his own dogs and brought her back, thank goodness. We check the gate now when the lawn guy leaves.
     
  9. misticaleclipse

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    Ah okay, because I'm getting a new house with a fully fenced in yard. Charlie is an outdoor dog, but I was considering a doggie door, or leaving him outside sometimes to go the store down the street or something, no big deal (he started pooping in the house sometimes and rather than leaving him inside where the accident might happen leaving him outside for 10 minutes or so while I go to the store and then come back and bring him back inside)

    I would never want to tie him outside a store either, so I thought this was a better way.
     
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    they are only out for potty breaks, and play time...during the day they are never out for more than 10 min, they do their buisness and want back in, its way too hot! Lately ive been letting them out at around 1am to play for an hour, its way too hot during the day, so they prefer to play in the dead of the night when its much cooler
     
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    Sounds like my house. Outside is potty time and that takes about 5 minutes, then everyone wants in. Of course, it's so freakin' hot here, can you blame them? :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't leave my dogs outside unsupervised, even if our yard is fenced in. I don't only worry about other animals capable of jumping over the fence (most is 6 feet tall but one section is 4 feet) but we have birds of prey that would probably think my 3 pound and 6 pound dog as a tasty treat.
     
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    Occasionally, for 10 minutes tops. I'm always home though, just not watching
     
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    Nope, can't, Roxy doesn't like being left outside, so she jumps the fence and will come to the front door and bark and scratch to be let in :D
     
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    If I'm home, they stay out by themselves occasionally for 10-15mins. max. They prefer the company of people and actually don't enjiy sitting outside by themselves, or anywhere alone for that matter. When I leave the house, I never leave them outside. IMO there are too many risks to that. They're all crated when nobody is home.
     
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    I have several dogs who live in and outside. I rotate so they all get the attention they need.
    Nothing wrong with having a outside dog as long as its not left there and forgotten:)
     
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    Lucy won't even go outside by herself to pee so she's never outside alone...there are times where she just wants to lay in the sun, but it's been so hot and humid here lately that I get uncomfortable just sitting there waiting for her to go potty, so as soon as she's done, we come inside.

    We let Molly out whenever she wants out. Usually she goes potty and then wants to come back in. But in the summer when we have the a/c on, she gets cold so she'll go outside and lay on the deck, and depending on how hot it is she's sometimes out there for close to an hour. When she gets hot, she comes back in. :)

    I would never let them outside and leave though. If they want to go outside, I'll let them out and go back to whatever it is I was doing. But when I see that they want in, I let them in, whether they've been out there for 5 minutes or 30 minutes.
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Thats how Chloe is now....inside and outside...
     
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    Here at the yacht club we're staying at, Dakota is encouraged to run free. We leave him outside during the day (I'm outside 95% of the time, anyway) to keep the geese off the beach. When he needs a break or is done working (when the geese fly away and give up) he comes inside. It's really cool, everybody here knows who he is and he has something to do all the time. The entire place is lush green grass and completely fenced in, so he's fine running around.

    Rip is never, ever left outside.
     
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    My yard is fully fenced. We used to leave the dogs out for the day if we went somewhere and it was nice out. Ever since Brandy got out a month 1/2 ago and got hit by a car and was killed, we leave our dogs inside now if we go somewhere.

    We will leave them out for 10-30 min tho.
     

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