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    h00k247 is offline Junior Member
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    Hello,

    A few days ago we brought home a 11 week female lab. She has been great so far, but when I leave her outside on her chain by herself she backs and whines the whole time that she is out there. (anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes with nice weather)

    Is she too young to be out side by herself? I would like for her to not develop a dependency on myself or my wife being with her outside all the time.

    Thanks,
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    Labs are extremely social animals and do NOT like being separated from their peeps. It's in their genes and a reason many of us love them so much.


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    Your lab is still very young, so wanting to stay with you is very normal. She will grow out of it though, and female labs also tend to be less dependent than males.

    Merlin will often follow me around like a better looking shadow but he does sometimes snub me off and frolick by himself outside.

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    no. your dog was not meant to be chained outside. if that is your perception of a dog, return it to the breeder and give her a chance at having a great life.
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    Im backing out of this thread now

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    Quote Originally Posted by h00k247 View Post
    I would like for her to not develop a dependency on myself or my wife being with her outside all the time.
    If you wanted an animal that wasn't dependent on you or your wife, you should have got a cat.

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    I know some say Females arent as dependent as males, but try telling that to Sammi My Velcro dog. I would never think of chaining a 11 week old pup or any dog outside and leaving them by themselves, poor little Missy doesnt have clue why you are leaving her out by herself I'm with the others, if you wanted and independent dog a lab isn't for you.

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    I can't believe you would chain a puppy or dog, for that matter, outside. Jeb, almost 3, has only recently gotten to the point where he'll spend 15-30 minutes on the deck by himself. And he has a fenced-in yard! Otherwise he is inside with us. I guess I have always considered my dogs as companions. Labs are very family-oriented dogs.
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    Labs (dogs in general) DO NOT belong outside on a chain. Get your yard fenced in, or at the very least an enclosed kennel if you want her to go out and do her business without you.



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    In our county, in Arizona, it is illegal to tether a dog. EVER. Doesn't matter if it is in your yard, fenced or unfenced, shelter or no shelter, a dog can not be tethered by rope, chain, cable, etc. Not only will you be given a citation for up to $250.00, the county animal control officers will seize your dog and you are liable for the kennel fees as well.

    IMHO, dogs should never be tethered but particularly if unattended. Too many things could happen, tangling in the line, other animals getting at the dog unable to get away, etc.

    Please dont tether you poor little puppy.

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