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Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:05 AM

It's 12 degrees here and my dog won't come in. Any advice would be

greatly appreciated.

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Reply It's 12 degrees here and my dog won't come in. Any advice would be (Original post)
Raven Jan 2019 OP
DonaldsRump Jan 2019 #1
Raven Jan 2019 #5
WhiteTara Jan 2019 #13
radical noodle Jan 2019 #2
mr_lebowski Jan 2019 #3
OhZone Jan 2019 #4
Raven Jan 2019 #6
Raven Jan 2019 #7
Raven Jan 2019 #12
OhZone Jan 2019 #19
Midnight Writer Jan 2019 #8
DonaldsRump Jan 2019 #9
renate Jan 2019 #10
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2019 #16
Raven Jan 2019 #11
3catwoman3 Jan 2019 #14
DarthDem Jan 2019 #15
In_The_Wind Jan 2019 #21
DFW Jan 2019 #17
OhZone Jan 2019 #20
TomSlick Jan 2019 #18

Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:08 AM

1. Treats and if not that, put a leash and drag inside

12 degrees is far too low....

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:12 AM

5. I've tried all the treats and I doubt she will let me near her. It's like a game with her.

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Response to Raven (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:32 AM

13. My dog is the very same way.

I got her to come in the other night during a rain/storm and now she will not let me get near her. She absolutely demands to be outside at night to patrol the property and keep any stray rabbit, armadillo or raccoon out of the garden.

My dog is a high mountain dog breed and so she seems happiest when it's really cold. When she went out the morning after the storm, she ran around the yard and barked at the snow. She seemed so delighted. My dog has claimed the 50' tall Spruce tree as her dog house and she also loves under the little storage building where one side is about 6' off the ground, so she has a nice entrance and it is totally dry.

So, my advice is you dog will come in when she thinks she should.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:09 AM

2. Bacon treats?

Our Duke would have done anything we wanted for a hot dog.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:09 AM

3. Presumably you've already tried ... their most favorite treat?

Never had that sitch with a dog but I tell you what, the second the smell of some microwave popcorn hit my dogs nose if he was outside ... NO WAY could he ignore that.

Those little buttery, salty nuggets ... his favoritist thing ...

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:11 AM

4. Make sure you open your door very, very wide, and step back.

It's how my friends Weiner dog has to have it before he comes in. He wants a clear path for some reason. Maybe he was traumatized way way back. Someone may have closed the door too soon on the poor thing? I don't know. No one will tell me. Oh well.

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Response to OhZone (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:13 AM

6. I'll try that right now.

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Response to OhZone (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:17 AM

7. OK, the door is wide open and I'm staying out of sight.

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Response to OhZone (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:28 AM

12. Thank you!

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Response to Raven (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 11:29 PM

19. Oh, you're so welcome!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:18 AM

8. I step out, sit down and ignore them. Soon they tire of the "no-game" and approach.

Then I pet them until I can get a grip on their collar. Then force the SOB inside.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:24 AM

9. Peanut butter works too

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:25 AM

10. Keep the door open while you ring the doorbell

My familyís dogs canít resist the siren song of the doorbell.

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Response to renate (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 03:39 AM

16. Oh, very clever! Great idea! I'll have to remember that one

Though I hardly have the same problem - it's really cold here in New York, too, and my dog isn't anxious to go out...

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:25 AM

11. The open door tactic worked! She's in and looking very cold and very guilty.

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Response to Raven (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:40 AM

14. I'm so glad your dog came in!

I'm also glad I have indoor cats.

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Response to Raven (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:49 AM

15. Yay!


DU is helpful again. Glad she came in.

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Response to Raven (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 11:54 PM

21. Glad she's inside for the night.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 05:19 AM

17. Next time, get yourself a laser pointer

Dogs and cats follow the points of those things up and down trees before they remember that gravity says that only works so far.

Our neighbors in Dallas once despaired of getting a kitten back into the house after she ran out into the night. I got out my laser pointer, and the kitten chased it back into their house within 15 seconds.

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Response to DFW (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 11:32 PM

20. Oh-MG!

You should see my friend's two dogs going crazy over a laser pointer. My dog ain't so interested, but my car pool friend's dogs are insane for it.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 11:29 PM

18. Move south?

Seriously, 12 degrees? If we were meant to live in such a place, we'd have fur.

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