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    Its tragic to say, but I havent had a night out since last year - before I got Max.

    I've got a few evening do's on in the next month or so and I'm not sure what to do with Max while I'm gone.

    He's outside during the day when I'm at work, and inside with me at night and in the laundry (which isnt huge) at night to sleep.

    I dont want him to have the run of the house when I'm not home and dont know how he'd go being stuck outside at night on his own, especially if its cold(ish).

    What do others do? Would love some advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FancypantsJen View Post
    Its tragic to say, but I havent had a night out since last year - before I got Max.

    I've got a few evening do's on in the next month or so and I'm not sure what to do with Max while I'm gone.

    He's outside during the day when I'm at work, and inside with me at night and in the laundry (which isnt huge) at night to sleep.

    I dont want him to have the run of the house when I'm not home and dont know how he'd go being stuck outside at night on his own, especially if its cold(ish).

    What do others do? Would love some advice.


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    lol thanks! But not "quite" the response I was after :P

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    Put him in the laundry, go out and enjoy.

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    ok ok...if we have to do something...we would get our oldest daughter to stay with our dogs...they are after all still puppies. We don't leave our dogs outside, but if there was an emergency...I would leave them outside to be honest and make sure they have a secure area out of the weather elements to go to.

    As for the "cold-ish" night....they ARE after all dogs

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    I'd just put him in the laundry as you normally would at night. If it's earlier than you would normally take him outside to go to the toilet without making a fuss when you get home and put him straight back to bed.

    This is what I do with Batty. Like you I don't want him having the run of the house, nor do I want him locked outside. Works really well for us and Batty doesn't mind.

    If we are going to be up for a few hours when we get home we'll let Batty stay up for a bit.

    ETA: If I had kids I could get to look after him I would do that, but I don't Dammit, first positive of having kids

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    Yep, this is a dog, not a child, already happy as you have said, being in the laundry. We have to have lives too, whilst tending to pet's needs as well as ours and family's.

    My 2 pups stay in their large pen, snug dog box in there, outside in all weathers if I have to be out. If I did not have that I would be more than happy to have them in the puppy hilten laundry. Food/water/bed/chew toys and they would be as happy as pigs in mud and so would I, being out and about.
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    Mine go outside when I am not home day or night. Rain, hail or sunshine. They have trampoline beds on the back porch and kennels in their night run. During the day I leave the gate open to their night run so that they can access their kennels.

    The 7 wks old puppies are outside during the day and inside come about 7pm so that they can soak in the sounds of the family, TV, voices etc, vacuum etc. In their day run they have a trampoline bed that has a roof over it and a crate covered in a tarp with a padded hessian mattress.

    I can't remember if you are in a cane toad area or not. But if so I would be building a safe run for him. Line the entire area with shade cloth. That's what our night run is covered in and you can park a 4x4 in it.

    You can get very nice pre-fabricated dog runs.

    And I'm talking about Whippets, nothing bar a Greyhound feels the cold as much.

    Buy a nice kennel and put it right by the back door, not down the back yard or around the corner because dogs won't use them if they are not near the main exit/entry door.

    Some of the puppies are having a cry right now because they want to come up to the back porch and hang with the big dogs again but I have to apply tough love or they are going to be horrors for their new owners who will curse me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Mine go outside when I am not home day or night. Rain, hail or sunshine.
    Mine too, i work night shift from time to time, so no matter what the weather, they are outside!

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    Put him in the laundry with a nice juicy bone.

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