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Anyone else have this issue with their Lab? Blaise simply wants to stay outside as much as possible. The colder is has gotten, the harder it is to get him to come in. He stretches out on the snow covered backyard in 30 degree weather and is in heaven!

But - Diesel has got a coat more appropriate for a daschund and cannot take extended time in the yard. So - Dee comes in, Blaise won't - then they stand on either side of the sliding glass door and yap at each other.

Driving me crazy. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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That would be my Zoe; and Jax, too, if I let him. Zoe wants to be outside seeing if she can catch a mole and Jax will just stand on the deck for hours staring into the woods. Bad thing is they expect me to leave the back door open for them to come and go. ahhhhhhhh no.....it's COLD! The minute they hear the door shut they run to come back inside. Once inside...they bark to go back out. :rolleyes:
It's no where near the cold you have, though.
 

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Kacey would sit outside for HOURS if we'd let her. But, she does have her temperature limits. She has a thinner coat and if it's too cold, you can almost see her internal struggle trying to decide which wins out - desire to 'hunt' outside or desire for warmth inside.
 

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Same here! Two cold natured beagles who want to follow their lab leader Jazzy everywhere! Jazzy adores being outside in the cold cruising the yard, laying on the porch. The beagles, meanwhile, want to go in and out to see what Jazzy is doing, but want to come in 'cause it's cold! I am tired of being their door person! LOL
 

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Macy. She'll ring the bell to go out and then just lie on the snow-covered patio in all her glory.
 

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He cracks me up. I'll call them and they both charge up to the door - Dee comes right in and Blaise stands there and tilts his head. He sometimes gets halfway in and backs out again. I hope he gets over it real soon.
 

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i was just speaking to someone about this. Apple, my black lab, if i gave her a choice she'd live outside and try to convince us to live outside with her. I

She LOVES the outdoors, and when there's snow ? forget it!! She has snow OCD. She likes to bury herself in the snow.
I caught her doing this on video, (@1:15 and at 2:20). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYZn2dU-SMg.
 

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Emilu LOVES it outside, and really prefers to be out there, even if it has to be without us. She is in a large outside kennel all day (with insulated dog house, cover over half of the kennel area and a deck to sit on), and while she likes to come in and eat, and she spends the night inside sleeping, she spends the evening making us let her in and out, in and out. She likes to go and just sit on the deck or the front yard and look around - for hours. Skippy likes it outside, but is very content to stay inside when the weather is the least bit nasty out.
 

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Magnum would love to live outdoors. She is happiest when she is under the back deck in her hole, watching the world go by, or sleeping. I have to make her come inside.

I have to make Ruger go outside, he's never far from me.

Remington is half and half. He wants to be outside to be with Mags, but then he wants in to be with us.
 

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Just goes to show they are as individual as we are! Tal and Barney like to be outside, but only if I am out there.They won't even go potty unless I am outside with them. :rolleyes: In fact, they won't leave the back steps until I come out of the house. Goobs.
 

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Blaise, you silly boy!
Daisy LOVES to go outside, no matter the weather, though she is not extreme about it.

We have a doggy door that goes into our porch that connects to our living room. She often goes outside for a bit, then goes into the porch and sleeps a bit, and then goes back out.....

Lola, on the other hand, she's a go-outside-do-your-business-and-come-back-in, kinda girl!
 

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hmm... Milly just loves to be with one of her humans. Whever we are she wants to be... unfortunately.... she thinks that she should be allowed to come to work with me too! :p
 

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Simon. When we first brought him home, it was obvious he was terribly uncomfortable being in the house. So much so that, for the first couple of days I let him just stay outside because I didn't want to add to his stress!

He still goes through spells of "I don't wanna come inside." He will go to his hidey hole and refuse to come out. Honestly, I think he would be much happier if I left him in the yard all day. I did try that at first at the other house, and he dug out of the fence. :eek: Thank goodness he didn't go anywhere...the neighbors said he played in the ditch by our house all day. :rolleyes: But, obviously he's not ever out there unattended since that incident.

But if I knew the fence was Simon-proof, honestly, I would let him do what makes him happy.

Angus, on the other hand, goes out to pee and comes right back to the door and stares inside, waiting to be let back in. I don't think he'd care if he ever went outside. Nine times out of ten, I have to accompany him outside for him to pee. He will get a few feet out the door and then turn around and look at me like, "Aren't you coming? Don't you want to watch?" :p
 
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