They don't have the option to speak to you and tell you that they'd rather be indoors though do they.
So your springer is active...your point is? Leaving them to exercise on their own w/o you participating in play and fetch is what makes a dog hyper indoor.
Your correlation between domesticated animals (cats/dogs) in comparison to barn yard animals (donkeys/goats/horses) is ridiculous.
So just explain to me one thing....why do you have them to begin with?
Cats only have nine lives because they stole them from dogs!Teehee