Inside or outside?
I adopted a 5 year old male GP from the local shelter. He was a stray. I have had him for a week and one half.
Judging by his reactions, I do not believe he had ever been in a house before. My guess is he was a farm dog in an abusive home. He is very fearful, submissive etc, however I thought he was responding very well to his new home. But now in the last two days, he has not wanted to come in the house anymore. I don't know if he feels that it is too warm for him, although we are keeping the heat set at 19.5 during the day, and at night it goes down to 17 c.
I would rather have him inside, but I am wondering if I am asking too much, and that he would actually prefer to be an outside dog only. I live in Edmonton, and our winters are very severe, I don't feel comfortable leaving him outside.