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Gabriella likes to stay outside in the screened in patio to sleep at night. Since it's turning winter here sometimes the temp goes into the upper 30's when a cold front goes by. What do you think the lowest temp at night is acceptable until I have to bring her in for the night?
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So long as she has some type of shelter when outdoors, 0 degrees F is the low point. If it's going to be colder than that you need to bring the dog into warmer living spaces.
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Well in all honesty 30's are fine for her, and she can handle that as well as below providing she doesn't have any hip issues or arthritis going on somewhere. Alot depends on the dog and what there accustomed too heat and cold wise.

But my question to you is why not just bring her in and share her company since goldens really are such social dogs they much prefer to be with there owners then left outside alone. Sorry, I don't mean to start anything I just know how highly social these guys are.
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The Swampman is right as usual but I operate on the assuption that if I wouldn;t sleep out there my dog isn't but that is just me.

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Well in all honesty 30's are fine for her, and she can handle that as well as below providing she doesn't have any hip issues or arthritis going on somewhere. Alot depends on the dog and what there accustomed too heat and cold wise.

But my question to you is why not just bring her in and share her company since goldens really are such social dogs they much prefer to be with there owners then left outside alone. Sorry, I don't mean to start anything I just know how highly social these guys are.
She could share my bed with me if it wasn't for the problem we have with my mother. She is very elderly and walks with a cane. Gab likes to give bear hugs mixed with kisses. If my mother were to get a bear hug she could break her hip. So that ends that. Gab is not allowed inside unless she is in the utility room with the door closed. Plus things are all strange for Gab now and since she spends most of her time in the patio right now, that is the only place she is familiar with right now.
BTW.. I am not going to try to break her of the bear hugs because my wife and I like it. We think it's cute. Some may feel this is a bad thing.
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She could share my bed with me if it wasn't for the problem we have with my mother. She is very elderly and walks with a cane. Gab likes to give bear hugs mixed with kisses. If my mother were to get a bear hug she could break her hip. So that ends that. Gab is not allowed inside unless she is in the utility room with the door closed. Plus things are all strange for Gab now and since she spends most of her time in the patio right now, that is the only place she is familiar with right now.
BTW.. I am not going to try to break her of the bear hugs because my wife and I like it. We think it's cute. Some may feel this is a bad thing.

well do you sleep with your mother?? if not, you could bring gab into your room and close the door at night....and use a leash to move her back and forth, or whenever your mom is around. poor girl, i wouldnt want to sleep on a porch
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I sort of feel the same way. I think I will be taking her in if the temp over night is going to be below 40* from the feedback that you have given me. She is a Floridian Retriever so I wouldn't want to leave her out in temperatures that aren't familiar to her.
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I sort of feel the same way. I think I will be taking her in if the temp over night is going to be below 40* from the feedback that you have given me. She is a Floridian Retriever so I wouldn't want to leave her out in temperatures that aren't familiar to her.

good idea. i agree that shes fine outside during the day, but at least bring her in a at night. jake would MUCH RATHER be outside 24/7, but i dont have that option, and if i did, hed be outside during the day (only becuase thats what he likes), and in at night.
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well do you sleep with your mother?? if not, you could bring gab into your room and close the door at night....and use a leash to move her back and forth, or whenever your mom is around. poor girl, i wouldnt want to sleep on a porch
All it takes is one incident and my mother could get hurt. Gab likes the patio so far. Since since she isn't complaining by wimpering and barking, she finds it peacful to sleep in her little corner with the bed we got for her. She sleeps on her bed and even relaxes on it when I am in the patio with her. She like to sleep with her bed surrounded with her toys. Oh btw my pug has senority in the house and he gets rights to my bed
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I agree with Swampcollie as well. Don't take it to personal linktrek while most people on this site have full time inside dogs many of whom sleep in bed with them not everyone does. I have pretty bad allergies so Daisy isn't allowed in our room and is only in the house when we are home. She sleeps in her crate in our garage at night. I installed a doggie door and during the day she has run of my yard and woods and most days I come home she is frolicking about chasing squirrels birds or anything else that moves. Sometimes I think she prefers her crate. We don't shut the door on the crate but often times at night around bedtime she'll actually go to the door that leads to the garage so she can get to her crate. We've all got different systems that work for us. My garage never gets below 40 degrees or so in the dead of winter. Of course she'll be outside when it's 10 degrees out playing in the snow. Actually I worry more about the heat. When it gets real hot in the summer we've brought her inside if the garage is over 80 or so.

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