I'm leaving Diesel outside now when I'm at work in the back yard with some toys and chewies and stuff. We both like this a lot better (he's not in his crate now). I was wondering if it's bad to leave him out in the summer though when it's hot. He has lots of water, and a little bit of shade from the shed....
I live in South Carolina where the humid summers can be torture but mine stay outside full time. They have plenty of shade + water and my dogs are short haired so they dont have fur issues like northern breeds. Duchess is part american bull dog and they tolllerate the heat very well. Duke is all black and he likes to strecth out on the cool cement in the garage too keep cool. I keep a fan running on my porch and duchess likes to nap in front of it. i bought them a kiddie pool and they'll stand in it sometimes...my nieces lab would lay in one! As long as you pet proof and keep the dogs needs in mind i dont see an issue. Its the idoits that throw the dog in the yard with no regaruds to the pets well being that ticks me off. And you dont strike me as that sort.
We have padlocks on both of our gates and have posted signs that we wil not be responsible for any harm tht would come to someone entering our yard..That part is such a joke but strangers dont know that....
What happens if he decides to bark, or dig. A mean neighbor could easily...let him loose. Hurt him. Steal him. Throw something in the yard with poison and kill him. There are so many plants that are poisonous to dogs...
A rabid animal could get at him.
Remember, not everyone likes dogs and things alot less then a dog barking, have caused people to go psycho and do very bad things. My advice is no more backyard time. At least when you're not home.
Wow pope I'm glad I dont live where you do! Our community hasnt gotton that bad. Besides every other house down the road keeps thier dogs outside too. Just be a responsiblie dog owner and make sure you pet is not a nusanice and kept as safe as possible and hopefully you wont run into those sorts of problems. Considering all the dogs tossed in cages, starving , abandoned and euthanised I think the back yard is a much better alternative as long as you still spend quality time insuring the dog is happy and well provided for and still a member of your family..
duchess, once again...you are getting defensive about your dogs being kept outside. I wasn't directing that towards you.
She has behavior issues with this jack russel and I was advising her the safe route.
I'm sorry I don't like in a world of gumdrops and lolly pops like you do but I am sick to death of your condescending little answers back. It's getting old. And wait, I can already guess what your answer back would be.... "I'm sorry, I didn't mean it like that. Just joining in the conversation!"
I'm not buying it. If your not going to at least try and stop sounding like a bitch. Quit apologizing and just be a bitch.
Duches & Pope what in the world am I going to do with you two. You two behave yourself Before I send teacup over there and let him stay with you both. one week at duches house another week at pope house. when teacup leave. you two will be the best of friends agreeing with whatever. LMAO... and far as i'm concern duches make sure you get the swim-pool empty it at night b/c of mos. plenty of toys shaded area etc. and i think baby will be just find. pope you gave good advice you was just looking out for her baby.but she knows you mean well but she feel her neighborhood is safe. whoops! tell me to go shut up and I will put one of teacup bones in my mouth and crawl up in side of his cage & chew away tehe. .... Sorry I like you both...
Pope it sounds like your defensive.I'm not defending myself for keeping my pets outside,. I'm just saying I'm glad I dont live where I have to worry about those type of neighbors being mean and trying to kill or steal my dogs. Geez.....
He will be fine in the summer time. I live in Las Vegas it gets up to 120 to be on the safe side I water them down and I will give them frozen watermelon pcs so I know they are getting water and it is good for them.
The thing is, Diesel has barking issues that her neighbors have complained about in the past, if I'm not mistaken. My friend lived in a country club community, had a 6 foot wooden fence. Her dogs were not barkers. And a neighbor threw a poisoned roast over the fence.
I'm glad i live on heirs property where the only way I'd have to worry about that is if we have a family fued!LOL!
I know Diesal has been on the *hit list around here before but I'm not going to get into that I was just giving my personal opinion and thats just it,mine . Everyone has thier own stories and issues and thats ok. I love to hear everyones thoughts and personal experiances on the matter because its neat to see everyones point of view.I'm very open to enlightment. No defensive posture her. I'm in a playful bow!(even if I look like a female dog in the process!Ha!)
***Edited By: duchess on 3/30/2006 4:07:14 PM*** Reason: typo
i wouldnt leave my dogs outside unattended. too many things can happen to them in a flash. today i had my two outside tied up while i was washing my car. went in the house for maybe 5 minutes max and came back outside to salty running free in the road. so to me it is not worth the risk.
I'm with scout. I'd never leave a dog outside when I'm not home. In fact, in my town it is illegal to leave a dog tied up outside if no human is home. And they cannot be on a tie out or pen for longer than 8 hours a day. I don't know that its enforced, but I'm glad its a law.
I normly don't post much but personally i'm getting pretty tired of all the posts about this dog. It's always one thing or another. To me personally, it sounds like you really don't want the dog anymore. JRT are high strung dogs, keeping him outside is not the best of ideas. I live in Florida and the humidity is unbearable most of the time in the summer. No dog should be kept outside during the southern summers. I have a American Bulldog and she can't take the summers here. No matter how much water and shade the dog has it's still hot and humid.
Sorry... no leaving my dog outside here. Not in the city where I live, not in the country where my parents live. That JRT will dig its way out of your yard and into trouble in NO TIME,and then it will get hit by a car. Sorry.
BE CONSISTANT. You have got to out-stubborn your dog. I don't care how much he howls, work with ONE thing and make him adjust. You are the one giving in here. He's just being a puppy.
It hasn't been two weeks since the "putting him in the basement" experiment, which was following the "put him in his crate" experiment. Those experiments were NOT brought to conclusion. You gave up. When you are dealing with a stubborn dog ... giving up is not an option.
The problem is not that he needs a NEW place to spend his time. The problem is that it doesn't matter what you have to do to not give in to him, you have to do it. Leave the house if you have to, scream into pillows, wear earplugs and don't look at him while he's in his crate. Start over with crate training, from square one, leaving him in it for minutes at a time... WHATEVER. Forcing our babies to do things is emotionally hard. But it is what YOU have to get over. He will be better for it.