How many of you leave your pooch outside during the day while you are not at home?
Now that it is nicer weather I'm considering it. Though I'm concerned about doggy being outside alone for over 7 hours.
The reasons I would do it: I wouldn't have to run home for lunch to let doggy out; doggy could enjoy the fresh air and interactions with nature; doggy would have more room to move around.
The reasons I would not do it: Concern about doggy's safety (I've heard stories of people's pooches getting snatched out of their back yard); doggy can be a bit of a barker.
side note: If I were to leave doggy outside he would have access to the garage for shade/escape from the elements and he would have plenty of fresh water.