Dogs get fed one time a day, costco food, (step up from dog chow) just before bed. Temp here was 19 degrees when I got up and so the wife has been allowing them into the house (just to the crates). JB I see you are just across town from me, funny since my uncles also lived in Illinois on a farm and I go down and work for them in the summers. They were all about hunting the dogs on coyote and snow machine. Never done it and wondered how much of the stories were from fisherman! They had real dogs.