I was on another dog forum and got blasted over there because I said some dogs should stay out side.I believe I'm right.Trust me,you don't want coon hounds in your home.Anyway I have a large dog,although she's a puppy right now. She will be a very large dog.A Great Pyreness/Golden Retriever mix.Even though she is house broken,or close to it,she loves it outside and don't want to come back in. I believe it's because she has a very thick coat,it's almost like that of a polar bear.Even inside she stays by the garge door in the kitchen.My wife says that's because it's the coolest place in the house.I might leave her outside in the summer time,except when it rains. Am I wrong for keeping her outside? The back yard is very shaded.