Puppy sleeping outside with my adult dog – is it okay?

by Casey
(Porterville ca)

My puppy, her name is raven she is eleven weeks, loves to sleep outside with my boxer rocky.

They get along so well he tries to mother and guard her so I let her sleep outside, they come in when ever they want but choose to sleep outside at night

Is that ok?

Hi Casey
As long as they have dry, comfortable shelter outside and they have access to come indoors if they want to, then this should be fine.

Your puppy is still a baby, but she’s sleeping with another adult dog so she has company, warmth and security. So she won’t be lonely or upset.

Obviously sleeping indoors out of weather is usually preferred by most dogs, but if these two are happy and healthy and enjoy this arrangement I personally can’t see a big problem with it.

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