What to do with my outdoor loving dog.
June 12, 2007 1:47 PM Subscribe
How much time should my new puppy spend outside by himself? He seems to want to be out every minute of the day so far, but I'm worried that it will be too isolating.
posted by saffry to pets & animals (6 answers total)
My thoughts of how this puppy would behave have flown out the window in the first day. He's a nine-week old lab/rottweiler mix. We have a crate that we're going to train him to stay in, and we also have the kitchen set-up as a safe room with a baby gate. But he just wants to be outside all the time. I got him a stake-out for the front yard until we could get the trolley line set-up in back, and he's just chilling on the porch. Is this okay? Will we have problems later if he's not inside with the family more? Or should we accept that he wants to be out and get him a doghouse?