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When looking for buying a puppy for your family, make sure that you get your puppy from a seller who has given enough training and has been socialized from a very early life. This helps the puppy you adopt to easily get accustomed with your family and indoors. Puppies that have been raised outside with no home environments, may develop behavioral problems and difficult to housetrain taking it tough to adjust with family.

It is not just buying a pup but making the best choice for your whole family. It would be looking for the preferences where you would like to buy pup raised outside or the one that is housetrained. Following the given factors, you can decide which option you would like to opt for.

Puppy Health

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Normally, the pups that are raised outside, possibly during the hot weather – may have had a lot of care and attention paid to them. It may be to provide warmth and comfortable accommodation for a healthy start of a pup life. However, raising pup outside from birth means they may be more vulnerable to temperature changes – even if the weather is warm, where at nights the temperature may drop down considerably. Thus, they have to fight back these changes when their immune systems are still growing.

Before getting the check that the pup is healthy and in the right weight for their age. If you find sickness or weak puppy, it is better to drop the option.

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Networking with People

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A pup living outside will not have as much as interactions as the one that lives with a family home. Living in homes will naturally have exposure to human nature, which makes them better option to adopt.


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A pup which is already a three months old should have been house trained or at least has basic training of where to eat, pass poop and sleep. When pups are raised outside, they are least trained and have no idea about the basic rules. So, it is better to check before adopting.

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Pups raised outside are usually accustomed with other adult dogs. However, they need socialization with both other dogs and people. When taking outside they need to be exposed to people and get acquainted with new surroundings. Pups raised outside need training to get easily mixed with human society.

Be prepared for the time investment, when seeking for a pup raised outside.

Introduction to Home Life

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Puppies raised outside have spent a lot of time outdoors so certainly bringing them indoors is little challenging. The pup may find it difficult to adjust with the room temperature as it has mostly stayed outdoors. Moreover, they will be in hazed finding themselves in a confined area. They must not be knowing where to pee or where not to move around or play with or not to chew.

These are little things, which seems little difficult but surely can be changed with extra care and training.

Relating to these factors, you can very well decide whether you would like to go – adopting a pup which has been grown outside or still want to look for other options.


Jesse McDaniel is an animal activist that raises concerns and spreads awareness regarding pet health issues. She is also a self-proclaimed pet lover who tends to support many pet shelters, assisting them with supplies and medical aid on a regular basis.