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    I see a lot of difference in inside and outside dogs, when i Instruct at the Kennel Club and when i do Private lessons. i am not saying there are no well trained outside dogs, but a large percentage of outside dogs only do not get enough attention.
    This especially happens in Winter, when the dogs is outside for many many hours, because it is too cold and too dark early.

    Indoor dogs also get a lot of training whilst they are inside. They often have to "place" and get one on one time with their owners for moments here and there. I always tell my Students to use every opportunity to do a sit/drop/stay. And when you are both inside this gives many many opportunities.

    Most of our own dogs are trained indoors all the time...boredom leads to teaching little tricks, whilst just hanging around in the lounge room, especially in Winter.
    I am not saying you cannot have a dog as a outdoor dog only, but you will have to make a lot more effort to get the connection and training. Many people will shoot me down here, but i like my pack nearby. Mine are not treated like children, but because they are around us cooking, eating and such things. they can deal with people eating and such. they just sit in their own place, unless asked.

    It is this constant training that makes a good dog......Mind you the worst dogs are those that are indoors and rule the roost, no manners and no training.

    Our work-dogs were also indoor dogs at night....we tried to keep our work dogs out side many years ago, because people said we should. But seeing their sad faces when the others came in, they wanted to be part of the pack. So they too came inside and still worked well.

    This is just purely my own thoughts on how dogs need to be. they need to be with us. I find nothing sadder than a lonely dog left in the yard.At least if you have two, they have company.

    Many of the dogs i help re-train are lonely dogs that do not have enough time spent with them. And that time can be just lying at your feet, whilst you are wasting time on the computer. Like two of mine are now, Actually three
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    if I had a choice I think I would have a inside dog but it's a rule in my rental agreement, my OH dose not want the dog inside ether but we will see what he says then the cute little puppy is here maybe it will change he's mind

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    Yeah don't go against the rental agreement terms IMO, you don't want a strike on rental history if you will be needing to rent for years to come.

    Thousands and thousands of dogs all over Australia are outside only dogs and live there lives just fine.

    I am lucky I guess because my rental house atm is outside only, but I also have and under the house area where Star resides in agreement with the owner/RE. I am also a home owner and the dogs came and went as they decided, but if I were to rent the house out the terms for rental would be outside only dogs. Meaning on the verandas, not inside. Climate comes into it with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    Yeah don't go against the rental agreement terms IMO, you don't want a strike on rental history if you will be needing to rent for years to come.

    Thousands and thousands of dogs all over Australia are outside only dogs and live there lives just fine.

    I am lucky I guess because my rental house atm is outside only, but I also have and under the house area where Star resides in agreement with the owner/RE. I am also a home owner and the dogs came and went as they decided, but if I were to rent the house out the terms for rental would be outside only dogs. Meaning on the verandas, not inside. Climate comes into it with me.
    Beau.

    I suppose where you live it is not so bad.but where i am and it gets really sad, many dogs are left outside for long periods, alone.......Especially Winter. And i agree this does not happen to all outside dogs. people just have to make a special effort in the colder climated for outside dogs
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    I completely agree, where my house is in the winter 17 degree nights are a stretch to imagine and just a dog bed or simple canvas dog hut is sufficient, with a warm snug insulated kennel /dog house in the colder climes it shouldn't be a problem for the dog to snuggle into. Personally as I did in Melbourne I would be stuffing pea straw in to the dog house for pup to nest and bury themselves into.
    Last edited by Beau; 12-20-2011 at 02:09 PM.
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    It gets a little cold here in the winter but we have a shed that my OH uses as his cave lol I could ask if the dog could have room in there with him of a winter

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