l was just wondering what everyone else thinks about letting a 12 week old pup sleep outside. She is a border collie and eventually we want her to sleep outside. We have had her for 4 weeks and so far shes sleeps well during the night in the laundry only problem is l am sick of the smell of dog in the laundry and cleaning up after her. We leave paper down put she tends to do her business right near the door. During the day shes great and stays outside. We live in melbourne and its very cold and wet especially at night. Is it cruel to leave her out. There is a kennel out there.