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the front yard is big enough for him to run around freely. just that he gets to agitated when people return home with the car engines running and so on. i would love to keep him at the front. just that he's pretty senstitive with strangers.

is it possible to block his view from the street at night? so at least he can rest peacefully? or is he alerted by the sounds and smells?
IMO dogs should not be left outdoors at night. If I was your neighbor I would be annoyed as well. I know here if my dogs start to bark for whatever reason they are brought inside, as I respect my neighbors right to quiet, in the day and at night. Do you have a garage at least where he can be put at night? What happens in inclement weather? Does the poor soul stay out in it??? I am sorry if this sounds harsh but I can't see the reasoning of having a companion if it can't be indoors with his family.



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I think you'll find that the consensus here will be for you Golden to be in the house with you, since Goldens are people dogs they want to be with them or at least near enough to them where they can see you. See if your parents will allow you dog to come in at night and stay in a crate in your room.

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If there is no way to compromise with your parents and allow Ice inside at night, then you need to move him to back yard just at night to help stop the barking. But honestly that may not work either, since he can still see and smell anything that's going on around your home.

Have a mature conversation with your parents about how you don't want Ice barking at night bothering the neighbors and that you will take responsibility for him and make a place in the house for him to sleep.

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I'm sorry they won't allow him inside. That's very much a shame.
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Sorry - Ice needs to be inside with his humans.
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If this dog cannot be inside with you, you should consider re-homing him to a family where he can be.
Additionally, keeping an un-neutered male outdoors is aksing for trouble - he should be altered to prevent him from being part of an unplanned litter (I have to assume that he has not had clearances done) as well as for compelling health reasons.

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I agree he should be indoors also. Would your parents allow you to have him in your room with you at night, crated if necessary? Golden's are especially social creatures. Your boy just wants to be with his humans. I'd also be concerned for his safety when left alone outdoors.
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