If you grew up in the good old Texas country like I did, you know the term “outside dog.” An outside dog is a pooch that plays outside, sits outside, eats outside and sleeps outside. In case you didn’t know this already, it’s not good for your dog to live outdoors. Although dogs were originally wild animals, they’ve been domesticated and should be treated that way. If you have an outside dog, maybe think about bringing them inside, even if they hate it at first. Here’s when to stop what you’re doing and bring your dog inside:
Always always always bring your dog inside if it’s flooding. Your pup could get swept away. Also, if you’re the type of dog owner that chains your dog up to a tree (please don’t be this person), unchain them immediately. They could drown!
This is a given (I hope). It’s always safer to be inside if there’s a huge funnel of wind tossing trees and cars around. If your doggy doesn’t want to go inside, make him. He’ll thank you later.
- Extreme Heat
In some cities it’s illegal to leave your dog outside in the summer heat. Don’t be the person to leave your dog in the blistering sun. Bring them inside and give them water immediately. Oh, and don’t do that again.
- Extreme Cold
In any extreme weather, bring your dog inside. Got it?
- Mosquitoes, Bees, Ants
Your dog doesn’t like these bugs any more than we do! Get them away from those nasty creatures as soon as possible!
Dogs are terrified of loud noises and need comfort from a human. Bring them inside and hold them tight! Let them know they’re safe.
So what are you going to do now? Train your outside dog to be an indoor dog so you won’t have to worry about when to bring them inside? Yes! Perfect! That’s what I was hoping you’d say!