Dogs are man's best friend.
Bearing this in mind, many owners want their beloved pet to have as many creature comforts as possible.
They even equip their dog kennel with pet accessories: Some to add to their comfort and others just for pure enjoyment and to encourage some exercise.
The most important dog accessories for making sure that your pet is comfortable are a nice, soft cushion and blanket to lie on.
These will help to keep him warm and comfortable and will also make him feel secure as it will act a bit like a security blanket for him.
They also help to keep arthritis and muscle ache at bay and stop him from catching a chill.
However, if your dog is prone to little accidents, be it due to old age or still being a young puppy, then you might want to consider a floor grid covered by a simple blanket.
This will stop your dog from sitting in a damp patch or smelling of urine! There are hundreds of types of dog bowls available for your pet, but in the confined space of a dog kennel you should probably use an anti-spill one to reduce the amount of mess for you to clean up.
If your kennel has wire mesh side panels then it is also possible to buy bowls that can be fixed to them.
Some people build their dog kennels above the ground.
This may be because they live in a very hot area and the added circulation of air beneath the kennel helps to keep it cool, or it may be because the area can become waterlogged and they don't want the wood to rot.
If this is the case then a sturdy ramp will be needed to give your dog easy access.
If your pet is to remain outside in the colder weather, then he may need some extra protection from the elements.
You will be amazed at the variety of clothing available for dogs.
Everything from dog jackets and blankets to jumpers and pajamas.
Another vital ingredient in your dog's happiness whilst in his dog house is something to stop him from getting bored.
Bored dogs can either make a lot of noise by barking or whining or they worry and chew at their home, causing untold damage.
Boredom can be kept at bay by providing a variety of dog toys to keep him entertained.