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Sleeping inside

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:26 pm
by Duke's Mom
Hey guys, I now have an almost one year old chow named Duke. When he was younger he stayed in the house all day and all night, however he's getting older so we let him out way more. We normally keep him inside during the day, but at night we let him sleep outside. Although he has a huge dog house that he goes in to sleep outside, the weather in Arkansas is totally unpredictable. At night it often storms, but when I try to let him in he doesn't want to come in. He's so used to sleeping outside, but if it's raining or storming, I want him inside. He refuses to sleep in the house, or even lay down in the house at night. so, how can i train him to sleep in the house? Please help !

- Duke's Mom :?

Re: Sleeping inside

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:41 am
by furball
LOL our problem was the exact opposite, how to get him to sleep outside! Actually dogs naturally wanna be close to people as much as possible, so it’s weird that your dog prefers to be outside by himself in the dark.

Does he have a favorite bed in his kennel? Put that inside the house, it might help. Otherwise I guess you just have to lock the door and get him used to sleeping inside?