This isn't tracking or really specific deer dog related but just general dogginess. I've recently built a kennel for the back garden and I want my dog to use it as I'd like to be able to shut him out in the (secure) garden while the house is empty during the day.
Most of the time it is just a couple of hours but on occasion it may be a bit longer. Currently he is a house dog and if he is shut outside he will just whine by the back door if it's shut. When it's open he happily stay on the patio unless it's cold then he'll come in.
Other than just shutting him out and letting him get on with it is there anything I can do to encourage him to get in the kennel and bed down rather than just sit by the door shivering waiting to be let in?