To make sure that the dog bed does not clash with the style and colors of the décor in your house, the shape, style, and color of the bed you choose should be given serious consideration. You should choose the shape and style of the dog bed by considering the size and sleeping habits of your dog. Pay close attention to what position you dog sleeps in and where they sleep.
If you are thinking of buying a mattress dog bed, you will need to add 12 inches to the two measurements you have taken. By doing this you can get an approximate width and length for a flat dog bed. Measure your dog another time in his favorite sleeping position; perhaps his length when fully stretched out, or his diameter when curled into a ball. For nest beds, measure the length of your dog while he is curled up in the sleeping position. To do this, measure from the top of the head to the point where the tail meets the hindquarters and then add 7 to 9 inches to this measurement.
There are many different materials a bed can be made out of. And just as many that it can be filed with. For example, a bed can be made of polyester and stuffed with fiberfill much like a pillow on your own bed. A bed can also be made from micro-suede or vinyl and filled with memory foam.
And what about the dog bed that sits at the end of your bed? You can find great elevated dog beds or couches that perfectly match your needs. Circles, squares, rectangles, ovals, raised beds, couches, and the good old fashioned dog pillow are all options depending on where you are placing your dogs bed.
Choosing a bed that can be easily moved about the house and fits the decor in several rooms can be helpful. You should choose a bed that matches the room where your dog spends the most time sleeping. A very important factor is the height of dog beds. You may not want to consider a platform or furniture type dog bed for Small dog or dogs with arthritis that may have a difficult time climbing.
The material the bed is made from can be critically important. Dogs can have allergies or skin sensitivities to some materials and fillings. Additionally, the purpose for your dogs bed and their health need to be considered when choosing dog bed materials.
It makes sense then that not just any and all beds of dog will do. You need to choose it thats perfect for your dog and their unique needs and personality. There are many very important considerations to make. Lets take a look at them individually.
Another type of dog beds are platform style dog beds, many of which can be used outdoors. Platform style dog beds are often made from wood or plastic and provide an elevated sleeping area. Platform style dog beds are great for hot weather because many of them allow for air circulation.
We spend countless hours shopping for a bed for ourselves, not to mention thousands of dollars. This is because sleeping comfort is important. We want the place where we rest our head to be a sanctuary. The same is true for your beloved dog. A good dog bed can last years, be the perfect resting place for your dog, and it can also help with training. (But a dog bed does not, it should not, cost a fortune!)
Selecting the shape of your dogs bed is another very important factor when shopping for a dog bed. Dog beds come in several different shapes; round nests, donut or cuddler beds, round fluffy balls or pillows, square flat mattresses and sofa shaped furniture.
Finding the right dog bed for your dog can solve a number of problems. It can help your dog feel secure and safe. It can give you a special location to send your dog when you need them to stay. For example, during mealtime, bedtime or when you have company you can send your dog to their bed and if you have chosen your dogs bed wisely, they will happily go.
And as mentioned before if your pet has bladder control issues you will want to make sure the bed is easily washed to resume its form or that it is waterproof. Beds come in almost every shape, style and color. This is important because it means you can find the perfect bed for your home. For example, what if you have an empty corner in your living room thats perfect for your dogs bed? Then why not get them a bed thats designed to fit into a corner?