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Female Join date : 2014-10-10
Location : Bear Delaware

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PostSubject: Leaving my puppy outside   Leaving my puppy outside EmptyMon Oct 13, 2014 10:04 pm

Leaving my puppy outside 20141013_205547_zps70a815fa When would a good age to leave my 3 1/2 month old puppy outside in my enclosed patio? I'm not talking about overnight but maybe for a few hours while at work. It's a concrete slab and probably 10 x 15. It would provide some freedom vs the crate all the time. Especially being a puppy it's pretty escape proof unless she can work the lock mechanism on the door and even then there is the 6ft fence. Here's a snap shot of the patio
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Join date : 2012-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: Leaving my puppy outside   Leaving my puppy outside EmptyMon Oct 13, 2014 10:27 pm

looking at the picture, feeling cold, wet, dark and lonely. From the picture, the place seems it is not chew proof.
If I am in your shoes, I would not put it there while I am at work. I would put a create nearby the working area (if possible) and let it stay inside for hours, and make a few breaks through the day. Mutual benefit.
My husky love stays close with me.

Sorry, not being helpful at all. =(
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Male Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : Terlingua, Texas

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PostSubject: Re: Leaving my puppy outside   Leaving my puppy outside EmptyMon Oct 13, 2014 10:43 pm

Cosmo, mixed emotions here. Like above, it looks wet so I'd want to make sure he has someplace out of the damp. If those are windows about half way up then it should be light enough to give light to play with. If you were to leave her out there, you'd have to make sure she's got at least water and depending on how long you're out maybe some food.

I agree with Gizz though, it's not chew proof - expect most of the wood to get chewed if / when she gets bored. Wood chewing, especially treated wood is not a good thing!!!

Unsealed concrete does not clean well, it will absorb feces and urine and cause an odor that you may never get out.

In all honesty, if you're getting her plenty of exercise - the crate's probably the better idea.....

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Female Join date : 2013-09-24
Location : Billerica, Mass.

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PostSubject: Re: Leaving my puppy outside   Leaving my puppy outside EmptyMon Oct 13, 2014 10:50 pm

I agree, crate's probably a better idea. The patio might have a little more room, but with no one to play with, it won't mean much to the dog. Sometimes more space = more loneliness = separation anxiety. Huskies often need to be with people or other dogs to be comfortable. If yours is comfortable with the crate, I wouldn't change it. The crate can be a comfortable, safe little den that the dog can call its own. I never thought it would happen but we recently caught ours going into her crate on her own while we were out of the house. She had the run of two big rooms and chose the comfort of her crate. If it's only for a few hours a day and the dog's getting plenty of exercise and attention otherwise, I'd stick with the crate.
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