My family bought a Jack Russel puppy when he was 6 weeks (2 weeks ago). Firstly, my family don't really like a dog walking around in the house so housetraining is out of the question. My dad doesn't like touching dogs at all and my mum likes a clean house. For the first week we kept the puppy in a box at night, where he cried and peed and pooped through the night. It wasn't cold outside at the time and we decided to put him outside.
This wasn't a problem until recently. He's 8 weeks now and, as a lot of you may know, it is pretty cold outside here. I've searched many websites and most, if not all, say that it is absolutely cruel to keep a puppy outside in the cold weather.
First of all, before any1 makes any "you'r cruel" comments, if i had my way i'd keep him inside. However, my brother insists that he'll be fine outside.
I'm just wondering, is it ok for him to be outside? He's got a pretty well furnished box outside (it's on its side and it has come warm carpet inside with an old pj that he likes to sleep on). He doesn't appear to be shivering but ... i don't know...there's no shed or empty garage to keep him in so..yeah..
any help would be much appreciated