Our expert says:
I think it's better for dogs to sleep inside as it makes them feel safe, part of their "pack" and therefore more likely to protect their owners and home. At 2 years old he should be able to make it through the night without messing. Perhaps give him his last meal a bit earlier in the evening and take him out just before you go to bed. You can train him to sleep wherever you want him to sleep, but you will have to prevent him from getting to couches and carpets by barricading him at first. Baby gates or cardboard boxes are useful to close off areas without closing doors. If he is going to sleep in a kennel during winter you will have to make sure he's warm and dry. A few layers of wads of newspaper, carpeting, old blankets or cushions will be ok, but his kennel can also be insulated with cardboard or even heated with an infra-red lamp or panel heater. Make sure the wires are not near where can chew them.
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