He is 5months old almost 6 months, and our room is the coldest in the house minus the basement in way way back room.
He has always slept with us in our room, and he sleeps soundly I would seem loves his crate goes there for quiet time etc, but he pants when he's in there when I turn the fans on he doesn't pant.
I don't do any training outside in this weather cause its too cold, but I do play with him outside (Throw the Ball, some Tug, he likes to think I'm chasing him and run away from me, and just generally run around like a bone-head)
Training is done inside where its warm
I just thought that too much "solo" play and he'll eventually view us no more than "Those who feed me"
He is never outside in the cold in our yard for longer than he wants to be, and if its super cold we call him back in (He doesn't seem to care he'll play in -32c weather for 20-30minutes before coming back in, but at night he runs out pee's and runs right past his favorite ball to get back in the house ... so I figure he has a good judge of what's comfortable for him)
His kennel is very warm just standing in it because it blocks 100% of the wind, then you add the insulated dog house (That ways like 200pounds) and the heating pad, and its like a resort for a dog.
My worry is I want him with me, maybe its greedy but he knows no different I sleep beside him, **** last night my wife was on the couch with one of our sick kids so I spent half the night on the floor so we'd be closer... He's a bit young for me to have peace of mind sleeping in our bedroom and not chewing on something that would hurt him (Power cords and the like)