I have a large Native American dog, and he does not like the weather that we have been having.
Even though it is fall, it has been a very warm fall after a really warm summer. If you combine that with the fact that we have experienced four months of drought weather, then you can understand why my dog, who likes the colder temperatures, has been completely miserable. That is why I built him a shed this summer. In the shed, I put an air conditioner through the wall. My dog loves the air conditioner. During the summer, without the air conditioner, he lays around all day looking like he is going to die. During the winter, it is a completely different story. He lays outside in the snow and has an absolute blast! He can’t stand furnaces, and he would never want to be trapped inside where he feels warm and stuffy. However, we can’t let him inside anyway, regardless if we have the furnace or the air conditioner on. He is a big dog and very destructive accidentally, so that is why we built him a shed with an air conditioner. Ever since we purchased the air conditioner for him, I have noticed that he has been a lot more active lately, and he looks a lot healthier. In fact, the colder that I set the air conditioner, the more comfortable that he seems to be. It would be better for our dog if we lived up in the North where we don’t need an air conditioner to stay cool. We could enjoy the furnace, and he could enjoy the cooler air.