We rescued a 5 yr old Great Pyr and got her sight unseen. She was about 48 lbs when we got her and we've had her a little over 6 months. She now weights 89 lbs and has come a long way but I feel she just tolerates us. When we first got her she stayed in one bedroom and only went outside to pee and poop. I had her on a leash but it took forever to get her to walk and she wouldn't leave the yard. We got it fenced in and she would go out and dig a 3 foot hole and lay there. The hole wasn't in the best place as it was in front of my potting bench so I gave her two holes where she could dig and she does dig in those two places only. I do refill them every couple of days. The problem is I feel like she just tolerates us. She lets me brush her and I finally got her (with the help of a trainer) to walk on the leash and she is great with that and I walk her early in the morning for about 45 minutes. She was very fearful of the truck and I had to physically pick her up to get her to the vet and the trainer also helped with that. She was also heart worm positive when we got her and after some weight gain we had her treated. Now to my problem...she would rather be in her hole all day outside instead of in the house. She will stay in the house all night but at 5:00 a.m. she wants outside and wants to stay out all day. We are in Florida and the heat is starting and I'm concerned for her to be outside and also don't feel it's healthy for her mentally to be outside all day by herself. She will come in the house during the day if I go get her but after 10 or 20 minutes she will whine, cry and bark to go outside. She won't play with toys, balls, etc. Not sure if I should just stand my ground and ignore her when she whines to go out and make her stay in the house (at least during the hottest part of the day). I'm completely at a loss. I've even thought of fostering a dog to maybe show her how to be a dog??? She will come and lay in the living room in the evening near us and lets me brush her every night but as I said earlier my biggest concern is her wanting to be outside all day. P.S. As an aside, where does all the dirt go when they dig a hole. It's like it disappears when I go to fill it back up (LOL)!!!