Just because you dont see a dog outside doesnt mean they never get out. This time of the year you could pass my house and not see Buster for weeks. He's so sensitive to these high temperatures (typical Saint) that I limit his time outdoors. I also dont have a set schedule for his potty times. I'll have him out just long enough to go potty. We're not playing outside and he hasnt left the property in over a month. This doesnt mean he's ignored. We play (inside or in the basement) when he wants but mostly he finds a cool spot to snooze the day away. Almost a backwards hibernation. This fall when temps start to drop he'll go back to crazy puppy mode, walks will resume through spring and we'll repeat the whole thing next summer.