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Our greyhound loves to spend time outdoors. Even when its chilly, like 40-50 degrees, she will lay down in the grass and absorb the sunshine. The more it warms up, the longer she wants to spend outside, just laying around.

 

Is there any danger or health concerns we should be worried about? We let her in as soon as she comes to the door, but I dont know if theres any danger to letting her regulate her own schedule when it comes to outdoor time. Should we be limiting outdoor time even if she wants to go out?

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As long as she's secure in a fenced yard, not getting into anything (like dirt or grass eating), and has water available she should be fine.

 

I would *never* leave her outside when you are not at home though. And be really mindful of the heat and her sun exposure during the summer. Their skin can sunburn just like a persons.

 

You also need to evaluate her exposure to strangers walking by. In our area there have been several cases of unattended dogs (not greyhounds) being stolen from their yards.

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We don't leave our dogs out long, but if they are chill-lazing in the sun, not a problem for a short while. Our yard is locked and 5 foot chain-link.

 

Although, never at night!

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Our greyhound loves to spend time outdoors. Even when its chilly, like 40-50 degrees, she will lay down in the grass and absorb the sunshine. The more it warms up, the longer she wants to spend outside, just laying around.

 

Is there any danger or health concerns we should be worried about? We let her in as soon as she comes to the door, but I dont know if theres any danger to letting her regulate her own schedule when it comes to outdoor time. Should we be limiting outdoor time even if she wants to go out?

 

Grace is the same. Today we've just come back from our morning walk (7 am UK time) it's overcast and 44 degrees, she's wandered around the back garden and is now laying down on the grass for a while which gives me time for a coffee and catch up with Greytalk :D

Grace (Ardera Coleen) b. 18 June 2014 - Gotcha Day 10 June 2018 - Going grey gracefully
Guinness (Antigua Rum) b. 3 September 2017 - Gotcha Day 18 March 2022 - A gentleman most of the time

 

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