Indoor Dogs Verses Outdoor Dogs:The Pros and Cons

dog meme2In modern times, most of us either keep our dogs inside the house or outside the house but have you ever wondered the pros and cons of this type of living and behavior? Well, today I am going to list a few pros and cons of keeping your canine inside the house and outside the house so sit back, relax and get ready for some of gabbys’ advice!

Indoor Dogs

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  • Closeness
  • Protection
  • Fewer Allergies


  • Risk of zoonotic diseases
  • May encounter dogs aggressive tendencies
  • Toilet Training is a must!

Outdoor Dogs

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  • Environmental enrichment
  • Gives dog something to do
  • Gives dog a taste of nature


  • Bond might not be as strong
  • Risk for Fleas and Ticks
  • Exposed to Natures elements


Indoor Dogs

According to, “When dogs spend time with us inside, there are some great benefits for both us and our pooches.” Some of the pros include the closeness that you will have with your pet and the immediate protection that you will have within your home. You will also have fewer allergies as well!

**dog inside

The cons on the other hand include that you as an owner might encounter some of dogs aggressive tendencies and toilet training is a must! You and your pet will also be at risk for zoonotic diseases. According to, ” There are disease risks of having a dog close to us as zoonotic diseases that can be transferred from animal to human and vice versa. These risks are small, however, and probably far outweighed by the benefits.”

toilet training dog

Outdoor Dogs

Having an outside dog has its perks as well. The pros includes giving your pup some environmental enrichment, which is basically exposing your canine to some much needed outside space and giving them a taste of nature.

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The cons include the bond with your canine might not be as strong as it would be if the dog was in the house with you. Your dog will also be exposed to the elements of nature and also fleas and ticks. Fleas and Ticks hide in the grass and like to jump onto their host, latch on and drink the blood and if a flea or tick accidently comes in your home, it will be difficult to get rid of them. If you want to know more about Fleas and Ticks and how you can protect your dog against them, click here to read my latest article about it.

flea tick dog scratchflea and ticks

My Personal Opinion:

My dog Ruth overall is an indoor dog but I also let her go outside to play, use the restroom and other things. There is definitely a difference when dealing with indoor and outdoor dogs but its just how you view it and experience it. Happy dog days everyone!!!!

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