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Is your dog/cat allowed to enter your house?

Yesterday I saw several people shaming a woman who said that her dogs are not allowed to enter her house. Your thoughts?

BalmyNites · F
A dog is a pack animal & feels happy when part of the family ‘pack’. In its natural environment (running with the pack) a dog might be shunned/rejected/chased away by the pack for various reasons, ie weakness. Therefore, when you take a dog into a domestic situation & then banish the dog to outdoors (away from its pack), that dog will be very unhappy, lonely & develop behaviour issues.
[@561899,BalmyNites] What if it's raised outside or his own part in the house and doesn't even know what does your house look like inside?
BalmyNites · F
It’s nothing to do with what a house looks like, it’s a dog's NATURAL INSTINCT to be part of a pack. Dogs are not happy unless they have the company of other dogs/humans [@472983,CrazyMusicLover]
[@561899,BalmyNites] So you need to have at least two dogs to make them satisfied if they are outside?
Tatsumi · 31-35, M
Inside dogs, though one really wouldn't mind being outside all the time. I mean, in harsh weather conditions, dogs really shouldn't be outside, imo. It's kind of a pain to clean up after them, especially after a rainy day, but how're you gonna let man's best friend freeze and swelter?
Silvermoon · 46-50, F
My dog stays in the house always. The only time he goes outside is when I take him to do his business. He's a chihuahua, and doesn't like to walk much because he is so small.
[@797643,mrsindyjoe] I have never seen an outside chihuahua, to be honest. I can't even imagine it.
Silvermoon · 46-50, F
[@472983,CrazyMusicLover] me either. They are too small and delicate.☺
ViciDraco · 36-40, M
I think it depends on the environment. In Ohio we had "outside dogs" all the time. Here in Florida, I couldn't imagine forcing them to stay outside on a hundred degree day. Especially a long hair breed.
exexec · 61-69, C
In our area, it is considered to be animal cruelty to force a dog or cat to stay outside on hot summer days with temps near 100.
[@11378,exexec] That's reasonable. They are not animals that are adapted to such temperatures. Or maybe...I'm not sure, there were stray cats in Greece who looked fine.
SW User
Yes. My dog lives in the house. She doesn't like weather. Cold, hot, rainy, too dry; she hates all of it.
TheFragile · 41-45, F
Yes he lives here and I wouldnt have him live outside
ravenwind43 · 46-50, F
When I was a kid most people's pets were outside or were in and out. I grew up more rural and maybe that is why, but to me that would be normal. If there are proper conditions animals are fine outside unless extreme weather conditions come up. I don't have an issue with it.
[@10807,ravenwind43] I'm not sure but I think it's still a norm here. A dog is kept as a guard animal and cats catch mice. They are allowed in certain parts in the house when it's cold or too warm outside but not in bedrooms, kitchen or a living room.
Justme27 · M
When I had my dog she was a house dog. She was inside with me all the time except when we went for a walk. She also loved to ride in the car. My dog was a huge part of my family life.
Hell yeah. I have 2 house cats and one outside cat
[@472983,CrazyMusicLover] She wants to be outside, but yeah I bring her in sometimes
[@946223,RamessesII] Couldn't that cause troubles for inside cats? I don't have cats and don't know much about them but I heard that some people are afraid that an outdoor cat could infect indoors cat who are less immune to diseases.
[@472983,CrazyMusicLover] Yeah it possibly could. I've taken her for shots tho. And also, she shouldn't be outside on cold nights like we have been having
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
I've had inside dogs and outside dogs. Depends on the dog. Some of them didn't want to be inside.
[@659125,Kiriko] 😁

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