Winter dog yard (what fit in the frame).
Dogs are kept by the house and on chains in winter for these reasons:
Water spiget is on house, not hot water hose. No plow to plow a path to the back.
Serious back strains from walking through knee deep snow carry 2 five gallon buckets of water twice a day.
Serious back strains from shoveling kennel doors out every other day.
Dogs in kennels are much harder to harness and hook up to the sled.