Choosing the right bed for your dog
Choosing the right bed for your dog is sure-way to keep them happy. It’s not just humans who value good sleep. In fact, dogs need sleep to rest and rejuvenate, just like we do.
So, what should you consider when choosing a place for your dog to catch some Z’s?
Size of your dog’s bed
Firstly, consider the size of your dog. A bolster bed is usually round with one side that is raised. This cosier style can suit smaller dogs, or dogs who like to curl up. A larger dog however may be more comfortable on a large cushion or flat style bed. It’s not only the size of your dog that you need to consider, but also their sleeping style. Does your dog roll around a lot? Curl up? In order to choose the right bed pay attention to how they sleep! Check out the directory for Dog Beds
The material of your dog’s bed
Be mindful of the material of the bed. A plush velvety dog bed may look luxurious, but how easy will it be to clean? A water-resistant bed is a great idea, it will be easy to wipe down should you ever need. Also, choose breathable material that can be easily washed to avoid the bed becoming smelly.
Here is a related article on how to clean your pets bed
Location of your dog’s bed
Where you place your dog’s bed is just as important as anything else. If their bed is to be placed outdoors, is it warm enough? Does it protect your dog from the weather? Does it need to be insulated? If the bed is to be placed indoors, is it away from windows or doorways that draughts can get through? Or the hot sun during the day? Remember when choosing a bed, consider where it’s going to be placed.
If your dog is elderly or perhaps still a pup, they may have different needs. An elderly dog with joint or health problems may need extra support, cushioning or warmth. A puppy may be experiencing stress from being separated from its mother. A smaller, cosier space can help to make them feel comforted. There are many dog beds on the market that can cater to most needs. Talk to your local pet store about your dog to ensure you find the right bed for your pooch.
On top of giving your dog a comfortable place to rest, giving your dog a bed provides them with their own special space. It will also help keep the house clean by encouraging them to stay off furniture or even human beds!