My Brittany Spaniel pup, 6 months old, seems bored in our backyard. I do take her for the woods for an off leash run in the evening, and a walk in the morning. But, when I put her in the backyard, she just wants back into the house. When I put her out, she will sit, pout, and beg at the door. My glass door will never be clean again. I know the weather hasn't been to great latley, but I need a break. So, I need some sugestions on how to make the yard more fun for her. I guess this does sound sort of silly.
If I'm understanding you, you bought this brittany and you wish it to be an outdoor dog only? You're not going to be able to do this andhave an emotionally and socially healthy dog. Spaniels need close bonding and contact with humans, they're not 'yard dogs', and should be kept inside and made a member of the family. It's pretty obvious to me it's not that he is dissatisfied with the yard, it's that he wants to be inside spending time with you. You are his pack, and dogs are social animals that need a lot of contact with other pack members. If you can't make him an indoor dog, honestly, maybe you should reconsider your decision to have a dog. Very few dogs do well as outdoor dogs. If I am misunderstanding you, and he is doing this just when you put him outside in the yard, it's that he wants to be with you. Some dogs (and dog breeds) literally thrive on human contact, and kind of mentally break down iwthout it.
hi, you should try to spend time together in the backyard. Usually, dogs just want company, so involve them in your gardening and yard work. they will love it. I know my dogs are excited to go in the backyard when I am there. Eventually they may be able to stay in the backyard for awhile by themselves. Good Luck!!
Yes, I wish her to be an outdoor dog only. I will bring her inside tomorow. I do love her, and want only the best for her. Okay, she can be a housedog from now on. Me and my husband will bring the Brittany pup in, but I don't know about our other three dogs. They are Pointers. I amy have to sell one of my Pointers. My Pointers have lived outside their entire lives. You understood me correctly, I do have her and my other dogs live outside. I will bring the Brittany pup in, but I will have to find a new home for my Pointers. My house just doesn't have the room to house four dogs. How do I find them new homes?
Well you dont' need to get rid of 3 dogs for the sake of one dog, that's for sure. That's very sad, to think that just because of the purchase of 1 puppy, 3 other dogs will be dumped? Try to find other solutions, without sacrificing the lives of your other dogs. Even consider contacting the breeder to see if they will take the brittany pup back. It's pretty easy to place a young puppy, but much much harder to find a good home for an adult dog, much less 3. Is there a way you can rotate time inside among the dogs, so that each will get a turn indoors with the family? That way your house isn't overwhelmed by having 4 dogs inside at the same time. Maybe start 1 dog at a time for a few hours a day, and then bring 2 in at a time and see how they do. Just establish ground rules, if your pointers have been outside all their lives, they may not enjoy being inside at all. But you also may be surprised on how the dogs do inside if you gradually adjust them to indoor time.
You should not get rid of three dogs just because you do not have enough room to bring them inside. You said that they have lived outside all their lives, so maybe they are happy to live outdoors provided they have adequate shelter. I do not know how cold it gets where you live, so maybe it does not get to cold outside and the dogs may do fine.. It does not make you a bad dog owner just because your dogs are outdoor dogs. Just make sure that you spend time with the dogs outdoors or inside.
Messages like these bother me alot. I honestly don't understand why people get dogs without thinking about things beforehand. If you don't have the space for four dogs DON'T get four dogs, if you can't adequately provide for your animals do not get them. This is why I'm taking a year to get myself ready and learn everything about my chosen breed of dog or dogs in general BEFORE I get it. I want to make sure I have every aspect covered first. Think people before you make these kind of commitments!
What is the point of having dogs if they must live in the backyard? Are you doing them any favor by this? How does it benefit them to have minimal contact with humans? I never understand the point of getting a dog and putting it where it is not in your way. Dogs are not lawn ornaments, And then you went and got another dog? Now you say you have too many, so the ones that have had minimal daily human socialization will now be dumped? What is wrong with you? Were you not thinking strait when you got the last dog? You should be left outside in a "shelter" and see how cold you get at night. Ella's mom
I have a pointer that is an outside dog too! We adopted him from a local shelter and we were planning on him being an inside dog but he had other plans! He absolutely will not come into our house.We have tried everything! So, he lives outside. There is nothing wrong with having a dog that lives outside! Our dog is played and walked daily.He is not chained or kept in a small kennel.He has a fenced in area that is 60ft by 60ft. He has a kennel inside the fence that has tarps on the sides and on the top and a dog house with lots of blankets and straw inside.He has been to obedience classes and he is very well taken care of! I do not think that Ellas Mom should judge someone just because they have a dog that lives outside. I agree that it is wrong to chain a dog up and just leave it with no shelter or attention but not all owners that have outside pets are like that!!
A dog needs lots of social interaction. Did you get your dog some obedience classes or hire someone to deal with your dogs fear of the indoors? I took my Ella out in the dead of winter and the poor dog across the street would howl at 2 in the morning. I am sure even if he had a shelter his water was ice. What is the point? Should people that have three dogs outside get another dog? Should they not be held accountable for their care now that they went and got yet another dog? "I will just find them another home." Right. They obviously did not think to far ahead if they didn't have room in their house for it. Why did they get it with the intention of keeping four dogs in the back yard, which probably looks like a damn land mine with no grass because of bored digging dogs? How much attention and exersize do these dogs get? I may sound judgmental, but I just do not get it.
As a matter of fact we did hire a trainer to help with his "fear" of the inside. But he truly wants to be outside.If you could see him you would see that he is happy and well taken care of.I have never had a problem with him barking. The only times he makes a noise is when an ambulance goes by and he then howls.I agree that the other dogs should not be just tossed away now and that some people do not need animals.But that could be an inside or an outside animal. I just dont think that you should imply that I am a bad dog owner because he stays outside.
does the pet not get along with the pointers? perhaps, it was a quick decision to get a fourth pet. i would hate to think of you giving up the 3 pointers because of a new pet. i would do as the others said, call the breeder and see if she will take him back. all pets need love and attention, and not all pets like being outside for long periods of time without a humane with them to interact. you probably are a good pet owner, just made a wrong decision at this time.