Wolfie: Whats your opinion on people who keep there dogs outside?
I personally don't have any problems with it as long as the dog is properly fed,exercised,sheltered and given enough attention i don't see how there is anything wrong with it.Many dogs live outside fairly happily for example many working dogs live outside such as live stock guarding dogs,now lets be honest if you were a dog such as an anatolian or ovtcharka and you had been bred for centuries to live outside and guard the livestock and you had been bred so that you enjoyed it would you honestly care if you were inside or outside.Many working dogs can not do their job if kept inside.lets say you had a flock of sheep and your dog that was meant to be guarding the sheep was sitting in your house by the fire place how is it supposed to do its job properly in such a situation.
What i your opinion on outside dogs?
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Answers and Views:
Answer by Sarah
Working dog, to me that means a dog that is out with it's owner everyday doing what it's been trained to do. I'm so fed up with people saying that its ok to leave a working dog outside! But their dog may be exercised as a working dog at the weekend. This is cruel. Yes it is also cruel to do the same to an indoor dog. Exercise and stimulation is the key to a happy, healthy content dog. These are pack animals and need a pack leader. I understand that some dogs need to protect the farm animals. My grandparents dogs did just this but they were out as much as they were in! Get over it you people that say your dog is a working dog. All dogs are in a way, just depends what you want them to do. My dog lives as part of my family, he's loved and cherished, sleeps in my bed sometimes and he still manages to do his job, which is to keep me company, protect our home and keep me smiling. My dogs sister works as a gun dog on a daily basis and she is treated the same as my dog. Indoors, spoilt and loved :)
Answer by Phyllis
Dogs have been living outdoors since the beginning of creation. That’s why they have fur. They are dogs, not people. They need room to run freely instead of being trapped inside a house or apartment. Would you keep a horse in your house? Of course not! I’m an animal lover but honestly some people are more concerned about their pets than other human beings. There are millions of people (including children) who don’t have adequate food or housing yet based on peoples’ actions they would rather pamper their dogs than donate money or do something constructive to help less fortunate people. Get a grip people…. dogs are not a substitute for people.
Answer by More Bored Collie
I don't have a problem with it as long as the dogs are properly cared for.
I fail to see the point in getting a dog if you're going to keep it outside all of the time – unless for reasons such as guarding, herding, working etc. but as long as the dog is cared for, then I see no problems.
Personally, I prefer my dogs to be indoor dogs. They are companions to me, and do a better job of being companions indoors than they do outdoors.
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