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kclee
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PostSubject: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyWed Nov 16, 2011 8:50 pm

I've had Jasmine for a lil over 3 years now. She was 4 months old when i got her. I live with my grandparents who are not fans of inside animals at all! Well..I'm moving! Jas has been outside on a run pretty well her whole life. I walk her every evening and she comes inside occasionally for an hour or two. She has never lived inside for an extended period of time. I fully intend to switch her to inside when i move out. I know it will be a big change for her but i think it's possible! I'm thinking of using a crate while i'm at work. I know I won't have a big yard, but i thought of possibly having a tie out to take her out and leave her for 20 min or so to take care of business without me watching. She does not like to use it when i'm walking her on the leash. Any advice???

PS~ I'm new to the forum and it looks like an awesome place. I've learned quite a bit just reading through posts. I'll have lots of questions im sure!
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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyWed Nov 16, 2011 9:44 pm

Hi Casey and welcome to the forum! Becuase I can't seem to stop monitoring rescue sites, I see all the time where rescues take in "outside only" dogs and put them inside at foster homes all the time! And I can only imagine how much Jasmine will love having your companionship verses being outside by herself. Crate training will make it easier on you incase Jasmine is a chewer. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyWed Nov 16, 2011 9:52 pm

I believe Odin was an outside dog for the majority of his life (he was around 5 when we got him) and he's settled in very well. He had issues with marking initially but he is male and also was left intact until the rescue neutered him. He otherwise has done very well inside and now it's difficult to get him to go out! lol Wink

For a younger female I don't think it would be much of an issue at all. Has she been crated at all? It may be a little difficult getting her used to the crate at first if she hasn't. Odin took to it after about a month.

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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyWed Nov 16, 2011 10:43 pm

She enjoys her visits inside, but she seems more than ready to go back out when i take her. She hasn't been crated, but she is not real hyper so i don't see that being a problem. I go to work at 6. I can come home at 11 to let her out on my lunch. Is 5 hourslong to crate her? Chewing won't be a problem i dont think. My two concerns are of course her adjustment to pottying and the fact that she may not like staying inside all the time. Other than that I dont see any problem. Everyone knows that a clean husky is much prettier than a dirty husky. She has a tendancy to dig a hole and lay in it outside, so her white is not so white. I think it will be much easier to keep her clean inside. I also ordered a Furminator and Furminator deshedding shampoo to help reduce the husky hair flyin everywhere. Anyone had an experience with these products?
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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyWed Nov 16, 2011 10:48 pm

@kclee wrote:
She enjoys her visits inside, but she seems more than ready to go back out when i take her. She hasn't been crated, but she is not real hyper so i don't see that being a problem. I go to work at 6. I can come home at 11 to let her out on my lunch. Is 5 hourslong to crate her? Chewing won't be a problem i dont think. My two concerns are of course her adjustment to pottying and the fact that she may not like staying inside all the time. Other than that I dont see any problem. Everyone knows that a clean husky is much prettier than a dirty husky. She has a tendancy to dig a hole and lay in it outside, so her white is not so white. I think it will be much easier to keep her clean inside. I also ordered a Furminator and Furminator deshedding shampoo to help reduce the husky hair flyin everywhere. Anyone had an experience with these products?

Both products are awesome! We brush outside since we get so much hair out and it flies aroundl The shampoo is great too - not sure if it makes a difference but it smells great and it really conditions their fur! Smile We also supplement their meals with salmon oil, which I hear helps.
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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyWed Nov 16, 2011 11:02 pm

@hollywoodhuskies wrote:
@kclee wrote:
She enjoys her visits inside, but she seems more than ready to go back out when i take her. She hasn't been crated, but she is not real hyper so i don't see that being a problem. I go to work at 6. I can come home at 11 to let her out on my lunch. Is 5 hourslong to crate her? Chewing won't be a problem i dont think. My two concerns are of course her adjustment to pottying and the fact that she may not like staying inside all the time. Other than that I dont see any problem. Everyone knows that a clean husky is much prettier than a dirty husky. She has a tendancy to dig a hole and lay in it outside, so her white is not so white. I think it will be much easier to keep her clean inside. I also ordered a Furminator and Furminator deshedding shampoo to help reduce the husky hair flyin everywhere. Anyone had an experience with these products?

Both products are awesome! We brush outside since we get so much hair out and it flies aroundl The shampoo is great too - not sure if it makes a difference but it smells great and it really conditions their fur! Smile We also supplement their meals with salmon oil, which I hear helps.


What kind of food you feed em?
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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyWed Nov 16, 2011 11:39 pm

@kclee wrote:
@hollywoodhuskies wrote:

Both products are awesome! We brush outside since we get so much hair out and it flies aroundl The shampoo is great too - not sure if it makes a difference but it smells great and it really conditions their fur! Smile We also supplement their meals with salmon oil, which I hear helps.

What kind of food you feed em?

We feed them Nature's Variety Prairie Salmon alternated with their Lamb one. We're also started adding 1/2 cup of Nature's Domain Salmon and Sweet Potato from Costco - and they love it. There's a ton of great foods out there - www.dogfoodadvisor.com helps you sort out the different ingredients. Chili was picky when we got him (plus seemingly allergic to wheat) and we got about 20 different samples. He liked this one and one that was harder to find - so this one it is! Wag.com has great prices and they deliver for free.

If you can get samples of some better foods - that would be great! Some manufacturers send them out, and some higher end pet food stores do too. Good luck and congrats on the new place! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyWed Nov 16, 2011 11:46 pm

I just switched to Taste of the Wild. Seems like a pretty good food for a fairly reasonable price. May look into a fish oil supplement.
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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyThu Nov 17, 2011 1:00 am

@kclee wrote:
I just switched to Taste of the Wild. Seems like a pretty good food for a fairly reasonable price. May look into a fish oil supplement.

Yup! The Costco one is actually made by the same company with small nutritional differences.
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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyThu Nov 17, 2011 9:57 am

I've had several fosters that were outside only dogs that did very well in my house. I think having a dog door really helps the transition, they get to choose where they are most comfortable. Most always that has been inside with people. Rescues are generally starved for attention, human and canine.
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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyThu Nov 17, 2011 12:40 pm

Sounds like my nola. She would never come in no matter what the weather was like, she dug a big hole to lay in and would only come in for 20 mins at a time. For some reason she is starting to change now, she loves being inside with us and sleeping in bed. Its a bit of a pain teaching her how to act in the house, but all in all its not bad and she is taking to it pretty well.
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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyThu Nov 17, 2011 2:02 pm

Sierra was in a kennel and then became an indoor husky. and jack was out in a yard for a few weeks before we got him. they both are fine inside and love to be outside chasing animals. just keep an eye on her for peeing inside and get her crate trained, 5hrs is fine, we would have ours locked up for 8hrs a day till we could trust them on the lower level of the husky proof house. keep us posted and congrats on having a place to live so she can live with you inside!

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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyThu Nov 17, 2011 2:23 pm

My friend just got a golden who was crated outside his whole life. He transitioned to indoor life very quickly. My mom also had a cocker who was tied up outside his whole life too and he also transitioned easily to the indoors. I think you should be fine.

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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyThu Nov 17, 2011 9:33 pm

Biko, was only 13 months old when I got him and was outside 24/7 with the previous owner. I think he piddled twice in the house cuz he just didn't know the system. Learned quickly that he house is not for outdoor business.
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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyThu Nov 17, 2011 11:29 pm

Well it sounds like lots of others have done the same thing. I'm pretty excited about gettin to have her inside. I think the biggest adjustment will be dealing with all the husky hair!! How often do most people bathe inside huskies?
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PostSubject: Re: From outside to in....possible?   From outside to in....possible? EmptyThu Nov 17, 2011 11:40 pm

Bath, almost never. Only hose them off if they get really dirt
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