We got our yellow lab just over a week and a half ago now. From day one I have tried to follow the rules in terms of getting her used to her crate, fill it with hidden goodies, encourage her to go in with treats, let her in and out, close the door for a bit, let her out, etc etc etc.
Anyways after a week on the couch she just doesnt seem to be liking it. Each night is generally the same with me telling her no, good girl, no good girl etc etc until she finally falls asleep for about 1.5 hours.
The last couple of nights I've let her sleep outside while we were watching TV, I slept on the couch with the door wide open waiting for her to whine at the door and both nights I have not heard from her until 6am.
I'm still trying to encourage her to spend time inside but it seems she just prefers to sleep outside.
I'm a bit worried and feel bad because she's only a 10 week old.
To counter this I've fenced off most of my backyard and puppy proofed as much as I could, she now has free roam only to my patio and a section of grass for her to learn to wee on etc.
Have people experienced this before?
Am I doing the wrong thing letting her stay outside like that?
Any help much appreciated