The nights are starting to get colder at our place, which means its time for the annual discussion (fight) about whether the dog can sleep indoors.
Do your pets sleep indoors? Why or why not?
Hopefully I'll get some advice that can turn the discussion in my favour at home...
Humphrey sleeps inside. We're in Melbourne so I think it's too cold outside overnight. He would also get up to mischief. When he was a puppy we kept him locked in the laundry but now the kids tend to drag his bed into their bedroom. He's pretty good at staying in his bed but occasionally we'll hear him jumping on the couch when he thinks the coast is clear...
We used to let Sidney sleep on the (recently new) couch - that was until he started to chew it ... Now he sleeps on a canvas bed with his blanket in our back room by a heating duct. The bed keeps him off the ground so he's nice and warm and our couch stays intact!
I know a lot of local councils now prohibit cats from being outside to protect native animals.
I think the dog should be inside. It's too cold outside overnight. And dogs are pack animals so I'm sure they feel more secure and happy when they are close to us.
I love my dog but there is absolutely no way he's sleeping inside. He's a kelpie and so in another life would probably have spent his whole life working and sleeping in much more miserable places than his comfy kennel.
My dog Gus is a Pug X Cavalier so definitely an indoor dog. He thinks we are human dog beds and loves to snuggle, so not a chance in hell of sleeping outside (unless it involves sunbaking on our outdoor table)...
This is my human dog bed husband: