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    gypsy has always slept outside, i don't see the problem as long as they have plenty of shelter and a comfy bed etc, like said above gypsy had the option, but always preferred to
    sleep outside, so thats where she stayed, much more to do overnight out their!

    if your pup has never slept outside, i wouldn't just dump him out and leave him for the night, i would do it gradually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goggles View Post
    what kind of dog has to sleep inside?
    That would be any dog that's too small, frail, not enough furr to keep warm etc. like a Chihuahua

    when i get my bulldog he's never going to sleep outside or be left outside when i'm at work as they are very sensitive to extreme temperatures, too bloody expensive to risk getting pinched or getting out of the yard and quite frankly too much of a sookie la la to stay out by themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejburke32 View Post
    That would be any dog that's too small, frail, not enough furr to keep warm etc. like a Chihuahua

    when i get my bulldog he's never going to sleep outside or be left outside when i'm at work as they are very sensitive to extreme temperatures, too bloody expensive to risk getting pinched or getting out of the yard and quite frankly too much of a sookie la la to stay out by themselves.
    With the right situation, a small short haired dog would be fine outside. A warm kennel, a warm jacket, perhaps even heat pads. My best friend has a 6 month old Chihuahua who sleeps outside every night and she is totally fine. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against dogs sleeping inside (i wish mine were allowed to) but i don't think there are any dogs that HAVE to sleep inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    With the right situation, a small short haired dog would be fine outside. A warm kennel, a warm jacket, perhaps even heat pads. My best friend has a 6 month old Chihuahua who sleeps outside every night and she is totally fine. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against dogs sleeping inside (i wish mine were allowed to) but i don't think there are any dogs that HAVE to sleep inside.
    There are if you live in Canberra. Even with a kennel, heat pad and a jacket, I would not let my dogs sleep outside when it's -5. I had to put a coat on my staghound for her to sleep inside in the middle of winter or she'd be shivering all night. Then there's the issue with noise at night. If you live on a property you may like your dog having fun chasing nocturnal animals but my neighbours wouldn't approve.

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    I'm still hesitant to say that dogs need to stay inside at night regarding the weather. Yes some dogs would be more sensitive to the cold but i still believe that with the right setup any dog could be fine in cold weather outside. Beloz where i live i get similar temperatures at night, and Dodge is very sensitive to the cold, especially with her Alopecia - she is almost bald in some areas. But with her jacket and her kennel she is totally fine at night.

    Chubb, that sounds awful!! If that were a common thing in my area, i would be keeping my dogs in also... well trying to at least.

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    Yep, nearly all of these horror stories took place in South East Queensland.
    We are having the worst snake season ever around here. (eastern browns)
    I sometimes wish we had stayed in Victoria!

    Also, our previous dogs were Blue Heelers and they really liked the option
    of sleeping on the deck at night to "keep watch".
    A working dog is working 24/7.
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    I just don't see why I would not let my dogs decide where they sleep for themselves. And it has the added benefit of them being able to deter burglars trying to get in through the front door.

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    Frosty and I saw a lovely big fat Tiger snake come out from under my cousin's shearing shed - in the first week of October this year. In Victoria - near Casterton.

    We also saw the freshly killed (but still dangerous one) they'd hung on their clothes line. I got that relocated to somewhere the dogs could not get near its head, eg bin with secure lid.

    And one of my friends has a problem with a snake in her back yard - in Mitcham, Adelaide... too close to Brown Hill Creek.

    I think even Tasmania has snakes...

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    I also believe, having a lived experience of dogs sleeping outside in similar temps, that with jacket/bed/blanket/kennel/another dog to snuggle up to. It would be a rare dog that couldnt do that.

    I dont have a problem with where the dogs sleep. Now we're past the destructive stage and all house trained.
    All 3 have blanket beds. As i find them easier to wash.
    They just move them to the spot they want to lay down.

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