|Barked: Thu Jan 21, '10 11:37am PST |
|That's funny, because we have the same thing here with Toby our Sibe.
He likes to be outside, a LOT... summer in the dead of heat, winter, when it's -20 outside, whenever, he just longs to be outside.. There are birds out there to chase, sticks to chew, cool places to lay, etc, etc... The life of a dog.. As someone else posted, we let him hang out as long as he wants until it's time to go to bed.
When I need to leave for work, I can coax them both in with some cheese, or a treat, so that is just fine. If I don't have cheese or treats... good luck! Toby will come up to the patio door, paw at it, and stand there... stare at me... and at times he just backs up a foot or two, sits on his butt, and continues to stare at me... He will come in when HE is ready, like someone else said.
When he has napped out there, wants water, food, love from us, a walk, he will come to the back door and paw at the glass door in the winter, talk to us through the screen door in the summer, and he comes in instantly.
It's all about learning your dogs habits, their actions, and understanding what they are saying to you... Sometimes it just takes time, but work together!
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