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Eleven below and time to go out Yikes

So it's eleven below this morning and Lucky (we don't do coat or boots) wants to go out...of course. He has to. But should he?? I hate to limit him to the piddle pad...but is it okay even for a few minutes to let this little dog out into the below freezing air? Please advise. Thank you.

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I let Kodi go out (without a coat) when he asks, but I stand right by the door to let him back in IMMEDIATELY… and I let him in even if he hasn't gone yet. I figure he knows whether he can handle it or not!

If I have to WALK him to potty (like when we are at the training center) I always bundle him up, because he typically takes longer there (too many things to sniff!!!).


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OK, try -13 which is what it was here when I woke up (on the weather channel, and not the wind chill!!!) Thank goodness, I decided to board my horses this year.) And yes, I'm very sorry but I have no sympathy for any of you with a puppy in warmer temps. I cannot let her my pup out by herself because she would have to go up and down snowy/icy steps and the deck is not safe for her as it is. By the time we both were to get dressed for the outdoors it would probably be too late. Needless to say I am definitely looking forward to the end of this arctic weather!
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We've been very careful to keep the deck and steps clear, and we shoveled what we call "the canyon" in the back yard where he can potty!
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Oh, and I TOTALLY agree… I am SO glad we don't have horses at home this year!!!


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Karen,
Thanks for that great pic! Is it entire area fenced in? My Dobie would have loved your yard!
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Thanks for that great pic! Is it entire area fenced in? My Dobie would have loved your yard!
Here's looking in the other direction. Yes. We have 5 1/2 acres, and a lot of it is horse-fenced, but just the back yard is dog fenced.
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And yes, I'm very sorry but I have no sympathy for any of you with a puppy in warmer temps.
Don't be sorry, I get it! Let it out and maybe you'll feel better. On the other hand... in this case probably the only thing that will help is the arrival of spring, but hang in there, this can't go on forever!


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Karen, How beautiful!!! Kodi (and horses) are very lucky!
Eileen, Thanks!
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Beautiful! Looks like a postcard…

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