Now that the cold weather has actually arrived it's time to take extra special care of your dog if it lives outside by providing it with the right size kennel in a place protected from the wind and rain. The kennel should also have some blankets inside for your dog to snuggle into. If you don't have a kennel and they sleep on a patio or veranda be sure to keep their bedding off the cold ground. Get them a dog bed of the right size. The ones with the metal frame like in the picture are a good option. You can also buy a pillow that fits the frame and this makes your dog even more comfortable.