We all want the best for our pets and sometimes we don’t always get it. But if your dog is outside all day in extreme temperatures it can be very painful for them, and your heart can break as well. Some small dogs can’t handle such extreme temperatures and have to be inside. It’s hard not to feel for the dog owners, and for the dog when you’re the one worried about having to put them inside.
You should always try to keep your dog indoors as much as possible. When they are outside try to give them shade and do their business outside. They should only go outside when it’s okay for them to do so. And for most dogs, the first warning is when they begin to whine for their freedom. When you go outside, you shouldn’t make any sudden movements and always try to look busy. Your dog might whine for a while and then settle down and behave themselves.
They normally will want to go outside and sniff and then settle down. After a while, your dog may want to go outside. You can give them the treat to go outside and you can also try to scold them if they don’t want to. After some time, you can try letting them out in the porch area and you can also try to stand outside a great distance from the door. They have a mind of their own sometimes and when they come back in it’s usually a little more than usual.
If your dog is outside at a place with some heat, like a porch, and you want to put them in the house for the day, just be sure to provide some shade and do their business outside. They will need some shade, especially for the hot weather and they will also want some of your attention. The only reason that it’s hard to break them out is that they are scared to come out of the house for fear of being locked up again.
If you don’t have any issues with heat and you put your dog in the yard and for the remainder of the day and the temperature is cool, they will eventually return to the house and your heart will ache with a new fear of having to put them inside again.
By taking a few precautions and being aware, you will lessen the heartbreak in a lot of situations.
I’ve put together a few tips on caring for your dog to assist you in doing just that.