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my mom wants to start leaving diesel outside now that the weather is getting warmer. i dont think its such a good idea. i do have a fenced in yard that he cant get out of.. but i just am not so sure about leaving him out there....
we have a covered patio. so he has shade and water and i would get hm a dog house to sleep in and things like that...

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Well, if he is going to be out side and he is really an inside kind of dude then your going to have some problems. He WILL find a way out for sure as he wants to be with his pack.

The other alternative is to have him on a leash but then remembering he is an inside kind of dude he is going to be really unhappy and be looking for attention any way he can get it, usually a lot of long aroooooing.
 

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Personally, I wouldn't do it...too many things can happen to a dog left outside, all day, unsupervised...not to mention the arooing and digging, and other trouble bored doggies can get in to.

Can you install a doggie door?
 

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I cant have a doggie door.. the neighbors cat loves our house more than its own. so we are afraid the cat (sunshine) will try to get in. and if i did have a doggie door diesel is not to the point yet where he can be unsupervised in the house at all
 

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Well my beagles love to be outside but even though they are older than Diesel I can't trust mine out there without me being home to watch them. Our backyard is fully fenced too and you would think that they couldn't get out, but they have been known to dig their way into the neighbors yard. And believe it or not they are so resourceful that one beagle was on the back of the other beagle a week or so ago trying to figure out how to go over the fence. We thought it was hilarious until they successfully managed to climb the fence a few hours later.
 

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Jersey loves to spend time out on our balcony and in the yard at my aunt's house. However, I would never leave her alone in the yard without someone being home. Deisel may not try to dig out of the yard now because he knows he's not trapped there. That may change if he wants out of the yard and can't come inside. Like Jamie said, there are just too many things that could happen. What if he digs out, what if someone or something gets in the yard...
 

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It's one thing to be out in the yard because they want to be out there and being stuck out there. I know with my two, if they are outside when they don't want to be, they just bark. It doesn't happen any more because we don't have a fenced yard at this house yet but at the old place, if I was washing the floor or something and needed them out, they just made noise the whole time. Also, they are diggers and dug out of my yard more than once (and we were in rock). I really wouldn't suggest leaving your dog out side when you aren't home.
 

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Just tell your mom (cause this is the God's honest truth)...

Beagles are not going to take being separated from the home quietly. They WILL be sad. They WILL be lonely and bored. The breed is VERY pack-intense. All dogs want to live with their family inside because they are pack animals. Beagles cannot TOLERATE being away from their families.

Diesel will become a barking/baying nuisance. He will most likely become a digger trying to escape, and he will tear up your yard like you never thought possible.

I'm not saying this to be harsh, but Diesel is still very young. If you and your mother don't want him to live with you in the house...I recommend finding him another family. A beagle will not do well as an outside dog. I promise you.
 

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I have three indoor beagles who have run of the house with the exception of the bedrooms. They are very clean pets, and I haven't had major problems with the "dog smell" inside the house. I don't have carpet, so that helps a lot!
 

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Ditto to what's already been said. Beagles definitely don't take kindly to being seperated from their family. It's one thing when they're outside because they want to be outside, but quite another when they're forced to be outside. Maybe you could talk to your Mom, or buy her a book on the beagle breed, so she better understands beagle dynamics. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif
 

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Glover has been outside during the day since we got him... he's fine except around the hour of 5-6pm but this is when he is tired and starts barking.

we aren't home during the day and I wouldn't want Glover to walk around the house unsupervised, Ive only got a sleep time crate for him wich is with him outside during the day and a covered balcony/deck where he has shelter and water.

He doesn't seem to bothered by this, although he does dig a bit now and then but again this is mostly between 5-6pm.

anyway, maybe he's just different lol

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Beaglina stays outside during the day while I'm out and she's absolutely fine - though I'm sure it's different for each dog. I just thought it was better and healthier for her to be out in the fresh air where she could run round, track smells...

But, before I left her in the garden I buried extra chicken wire all the way round the fence, and watched how she behaved when she thought I was out. I also check regularly with my neighbours that she isn't barking, and obviously she has a warm kennel for winter (with a hot water bottle /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol2.gif ) and plenty of shade for summer. The only downside for me is that she sometimes digs holes trying to get to a particularly tricky lizard!
 

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lol yes I do the same as beaglina, watch how he behaves now and then when he thinks Im out and always check with my neighbours now and then about if he barks...

I havent experienced winter with glover yet but I suppose Aussie winter isn't too bad lol.

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Our dogs are always outside when we aren't home and we have no trouble. They have plenty of cover, shade, water, toys, bedding etc.

There is nothing wrong with it as long is your yard is secure, the dog has plenty of shade and water etc.

I doubt they will be anymore lonely outside then they are when you aren't home and they are inside.
 

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I'm assuming that you mean you will be leaving diesel outside only when there is no one home. That's fine. Like Smeagle said, he won't be anymore lonely outside than inside if you aren't there. If you meant that he will be left outside when you are home I don't think that's a good idea. He will whine and bark and like everyone else has said, Beagles are pack dogs and need to be with their pack when they are home.

The most important thing though is your yard being Beagle proof. That means that chicken wire must be at least a foot into the ground round your fencing or cement laid around the perimeter of it. And at least 6ft high and no holes or rotton wood that can be chewed. Also no toxic plants.

My dogs have a doggie door and are allowed free run of the house and secure garden at all times. I like it this way because it means they can "patrol" all areas when I'm not there and they can also get out of the house in an emergency, like if there was a fire or something.
 

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If all you meant is leaving him out when you go to the store or during work hours...that's fine. What I inferred was that you were going to make him an outside dog who doesn't live in the house.

Some beagles...a great number of them, actually...do not do well being left outside the home for the length of an entire work day, though. It's something to keep in mind.
 

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My beagles are indoor outdoor dogs. There only on there run if I'm outside with them. They both like to pull the slip of the collar act. If there outside when I'm not home there in a kennal (18x33) that is total beagle proof. Try and look in to getting one. I can say it was by far the best thing I ever did. They so love it.
 

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Duke stays inside during the day. Though he loves to be outside, I don't trust him. Luckily, our son is home during the day to let him outside. When Brad gets a full time job, we plan to look into kenneling part of our yard or buying a beagle-proof kennel so he can be out. But we'd also wait to put him outside until we have another beagle to keep him company, since the labs are too old to be outside all day.
 
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