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    I am a mean mummy and my dogs are permanently outside now unless it storms.

    How old is your puppy Goggles? Personally if the puppy is still fairly young I would keep them inside until they are a bit older. If not make up a comfy bed for him, give him some toys and food and let him go. The first few nights will always be hard for them to adjust and you will find he will probably bark at every. single. noise.

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    barking at noises outside. I overcame this, by making inside the kennel very cozy. So leaving a nice warm spot, was inconvenient. Unless its actually IS something to bark at.
    I have 3 dogs, all large, who live in a nature reserve for wildlife. ie. lots of night noise. They sort of become accustomed to the 'normal noise of night', and ignore it. Exstinction has occurred naturally. Some new noise, like rutting animals, tends to stir them up a bit. Jealous i guess lol

    Rotties tend to only bark when there IS something to bark at. GSD's will bark unless surgically prevented or dead, and french mastiff's will join in the others in ignoring or barking.

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    Mine are happy inside or out. Some nights, summer or winter one may decide they want to stay outside. I am fine with that. They are also out in the pen winter or summer if we are away on holidays.
    I had a dog once who used to be inside then decided he wanted to be outside only. I would have preferred him to do both but you could tell he was far happier out. Kids were older and adored him, no change in household habits so I accepted this.

    I have seen my dogs sleeping happily on a heavy frost after hubby has let them out in the mornings when they have far warmer choices available to them.

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    My dogs are more likely to enjoy coming inside during summer when the aircon is on. Like Di's they adore sleeping in the frost, the colder the better. And yes that means -5 and less...

    My dogs struggle having inside time during winter as the heating/fire being on overheats them very quickly.

    Horses for courses. I know it's hard not to look at our own situation and compare others to it. But this thread is about an Akita x, who really looks more Akita than anything. They have no issue with tolerating cold, they have been bred for a long time to do so.

    So yes some breeds may be less suited to being outside. But I know a breeder of Italian Greyhounds who lives in a very cold area who kennels their dogs. And their dogs are healthy and happy. It's about management.

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    Sometimes I think it can be like a mother telling a kid to go and put a jumper on because SHE is cold. The kid might not be.

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    My two actually refuse to come in now unless it is storming, I try and get them into the rumpus that has floors they can't wreck and they would rather go sit in the stinking hot sun than come into the air con! Crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I'm about to buy one of those inserts for our glass door. I found one for $145 (for a large, the medium is $115 but would be just too small for mine). Ideal if you live in a rental or plan to move in the foreseeable future too because you can just take it with, so worth the investment, I think.
    Where did you find it? I am looking at something similar

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    barking at noises outside. I overcame this, by making inside the kennel very cozy. So leaving a nice warm spot, was inconvenient. Unless its actually IS something to bark at.
    I have 3 dogs, all large, who live in a nature reserve for wildlife. ie. lots of night noise. They sort of become accustomed to the 'normal noise of night', and ignore it. Exstinction has occurred naturally. Some new noise, like rutting animals, tends to stir them up a bit. Jealous i guess lol

    Rotties tend to only bark when there IS something to bark at. GSD's will bark unless surgically prevented or dead, and french mastiff's will join in the others in ignoring or barking.
    My dog does do that when we go camping. The first couple of nights she is constantly storming out of the tent when she hears critters around the tent. After that, she won't even stir if a bandicoot goes through our food in the annex! But at home she used to run out to bark at possums pretty consistently if I left the backdoor open. We now live in an area without mature trees near our house, so it's not a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrview View Post
    Where did you find it? I am looking at something similar
    See my last post in here: http://www.dogforum.com.au/general-d...pet-doors.html

    I'm picking up the one from Bunnings today though. I don't really trust the cheapest brand, but if you're really short on cash, it may be ok if you can patch it up yourself if it breaks? I thought of making one myself, but I have a very long list of projects that I haven't even started on, so it ain't going to happen.

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