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outside dog ?'s
« on: Oct 12, 2009, 06:13:00 AM »
What do you guys do with your outside dogs when it starts raining?  Do you have a nice dog house built? Do you use a dog door for the garage? 

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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #1 on: Oct 12, 2009, 06:27:11 AM »
Woodshed keeps him dry, plenty of fur keeps him warm.   :yesnod:
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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #2 on: Oct 12, 2009, 06:36:04 AM »
Dog Igloo, and a tarp to cover half of the dog run. Fur and a small blanket keep him warm when he's hiding in the igloo.  :)
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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #3 on: Oct 12, 2009, 07:13:02 AM »
cover him with axle grease. makes him water proof.  :yupyup: and hard for the kids to catch.  :psss:
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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #4 on: Oct 12, 2009, 09:09:20 AM »
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cover him with axle grease. makes him water proof.  :yupyup: and hard for the kids to catch.  :psss:


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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #5 on: Oct 12, 2009, 09:49:41 AM »
We will sometimes leave the door to the garage open a little so they can come in the garage.  But during the winter or when it starts getting cold we have them sleep inside at night to keep them warm.  But summer time they sleep outside.

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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #6 on: Oct 12, 2009, 11:11:33 AM »
Duke, has a house,  Duchess sleeps on the porch,  they have fur like a polar bear so they do great when its cold
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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #7 on: Oct 12, 2009, 11:24:23 AM »
cover him with axle grease. makes him water proof.  :yupyup: and hard for the kids to catch.  :psss:

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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #8 on: Oct 12, 2009, 05:57:52 PM »
You've always wanted to do this yourself...haven't you?

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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #9 on: Oct 12, 2009, 07:22:25 PM »
Doggie door into the garage.  Leg hole in an old desk is their house in the garage.  Food and water is in the garage, doesn't get below freezing in there. 
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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #10 on: Oct 12, 2009, 07:27:07 PM »
they sleep on the front porch in the winter, although we dont get snow and it hardly ever gets below freezing.
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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #11 on: Oct 13, 2009, 11:49:27 AM »
What kind of dog?

I live in Washington State, where it rains on a regular basis, and my dog doesn't really seem to mind.  He's a rottweiler that live outside and only comes in for a couple of hours most evenings.  His kennel is a chain link fenced until that I put a roof on and last winter I added tarps to the sides because snow was drifing in.  It's against the shed on one side so I blocked three sides to minimize the wind tunnel.  He also has an dogloo house in the kennel for when he really gets cold.  He adapts really well to cold weather and was sleeping outside the dogloo last winter when it was well below freezing.  We actually took him to the kennel for a few days because my wife was worried and I even thought he might be dead a time or two when he was sleeping in the freezing cold.  When it rains, or snows, he usually sleeps on the back deck under the eve unless we put him to bed in his kennel.

Depending on the breed, as long as they have a chance to get used to the cold or wet it shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #12 on: Oct 13, 2009, 02:11:19 PM »
What kind of dog?

Depending on the breed, as long as they have a chance to get used to the cold or wet it shouldn't be a problem.

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That's why I'm not worried about ours -- actually, my daughter's dog. He's German Shepard, Malemute, and gray wolf, with underfur that gets thicker in winter. He loves when it snows! 

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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #13 on: Oct 13, 2009, 04:44:47 PM »
my dog has a regular old dog house in a 8'x8' kennel and i put a tarp over about 2/3 of it to keep it somewhat dry.

everytime i put a blanket in his dog house he drags it out so no more blankets for him haha

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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #14 on: Oct 13, 2009, 04:54:28 PM »
my dog has a regular old dog house in a 8'x8' kennel and i put a tarp over about 2/3 of it to keep it somewhat dry.

everytime i put a blanket in his dog house he drags it out so no more blankets for him haha

:rofl:  mine do the same thing.  Seems like at least 1-2x a week, I come home and there's a blanket pulled half through the doggie door.



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For where you're at, I'd just put a dog house on your porch, with a blanket in it.  It doesn't often get cold enough there that temperatures would be a problem, and most dogs are smart enough to find a dry spot out of the rain anyway, even if you don't design one for them.
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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #15 on: Oct 13, 2009, 05:01:12 PM »
:rofl:  mine do the same thing.  Seems like at least 1-2x a week, I come home and there's a blanket pulled half through the doggie door.



yeah i think i went through like 3 blankets before i finally said "Fine! you don't get a blanket then" lol

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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #16 on: Oct 13, 2009, 09:43:44 PM »
Well it happened, just like I figgered it would.

We bought the mutt a nice padded doggie bed and gave him time (inside) to realize it's his and what it's for. Put it in the woodshed last night 'cause the storm was coming. He slept on it, and dozed on it during today's rains.


This evening he ripped it open and gutted it.  :tantrum:
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« Reply #17 on: Oct 14, 2009, 12:00:59 AM »
My dogs must be lucky. They come and go as they please until they jump on the bed when they're wet.
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Re: outside dog ?'s
« Reply #18 on: Oct 15, 2009, 11:19:46 PM »
she is in the kennel we left it open so she can get out and find a dry spot if she needed.  We also covered the kennel to try to keep it dry.  THanks for the ideas.

 
 
 
 
 

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