My dog doesn't want to go outside?

United States
March 27, 2009 11:49am CST
My dog is acting weird and hes whining like he wants to go out. But then I try to get him to go out and he wont go. I dont know if hes scared because its wet outside or what. But hes acting like all the sudden hes scared to go outside. What could be his problem?
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@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
27 Mar 09
Some dogs do not like to get their paws wet..They could love swimming but hate to get wet paws. Also are there any thunderstorms around? Dogs can sense them before we can see or hear them and some are terrified of them
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• United States
28 Mar 09
Yes my dog is very scared of thunderstorms and a little while ago we had a very big one with hale and high wind. So maybe he sensed it coming.
@winterose (39919)
• Canada
27 Mar 09
maybe he wants you to take him for a walk, or he hears something outside and he wants that, but he doesn't want to go outside.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
Once I got him out he was fine.
@carolbee (16245)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Did you go look to see if there is something in the yard or area where you let out your dog that might scare him? I have seen our dogs run from frogs or squirrels. Could it be the dog doesn't want to get his paws wet?
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• United States
27 Mar 09
I did look outside, I think it was just the water.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
27 Mar 09
There could really be a danger outside, his senses are much more acute then yours are. Or maybe he just doesn't want to go out in the rain.
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• United States
27 Mar 09
Yes it could be.
@dlr297 (4586)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I have two beagles, and one of them hates to go out side if it is wet or if it is raining, so this i would say is normal, and i would not worry about it. I also have one that loves to be out when it is raining.
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• United States
27 Mar 09
So I guess it all depends on the dog.
@lilybug (21183)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Most of the dogs that I know do not like to go outside when it is raining, has been raining, or snowing or any wetness on the ground at all. I think it is pretty normal.
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• United States
27 Mar 09
Yes he hates the water.
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
27 Mar 09
If it is wet outside he might not like getting wet. Whenever we get rain my dogs don't like to go outside. He may also have been startled by something new outside. Put him on a leash and see if he will go for a walk with you. You will both have fun.
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• United States
27 Mar 09
Yes hes scared of the rain but its not raining now. Just some puddles.
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
Weird cute dog. Probably he would like to go outside with you. Go ahead and walk with your dog. Well, I think you really have to wait until it gets drier outside. Not all dogs love a puddle of mud.
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• United States
27 Mar 09
I finally got him to go out with some coaxing. I took him out on the leash. Once at side he seemed to lose his fear.
@ANTIQUELADY (36493)
• United States
28 Mar 09
my dog is afraid of thunder. she hears it before i do usually. she'll come running in here like a wild dog. & i wonder what's wrong w/her then i'll hear thunder
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• United States
27 Mar 09
we havent had a dog in years so I am not sure why he would be acting like that, but it could be due to the wet ground... but I hope that you figured it out and that it got better for him and you...LOL
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
29 Mar 09
My dog hates to go outside when it's raining. She's gone a whole day without going out before. I don't know why because if we've got the hose out there she's playing in it!
@intari (191)
• Indonesia
29 Mar 09
my dog also like that.he scare cos dark outside.maybe your dog afraid with other animal or the other dog who's bigger than him.maybe he 's got problem and got fight with that other dog.