When you adopt a dog, you are accepting them as your family member. They should be with your family.
If you do end up keeping the dog outside, do not put the dog on a chain. Put them in a cage. Inside your home is always the best choice, though.
oh, they'd never be on a chain! If they were in the yard they'd just be able to run about. And we'd have a bed/kennel/whatever under the verandah for them.
And no matter what dad says, if they're scared of storms like our last dog was, they're sleeping in my room
But that's exactly how I feel about them being a part of the family. What's the point of having a little dog to love if you're just gonna send it outside? And our yard isn't massive. It's not tiny enough to be cruel, but I can imagine any dog getting bored very quickly if it's left out there all day