Dog houses are ideal for dogs that live outside or spend a lot of time outdoors. They offer protection from rain, wind and sun and can help the dog feel safe and secure. Dog houses should be large enough for the dog to lie, stand and turn around in comfortably. It is important that the kennel is made of insulating materials to keep the dog warm in cold weather and protect it from overheating in warm weather. There are also special heating and cooling systems that can be built into some dog houses to regulate the indoor climate. However, it is important to remember that dogs are social animals and usually prefer to live close to their family. A dog house should therefore only ever serve as an additional shelter and resting area.