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.
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.
Sure, a Chihuahua would love to rest their little head in a giant bed because they tend to behave as if they are large dogs. However, a Great Dane is not going to enjoy spending time in a bed built for a Chihuahua. Size is important. You want your dog to feel safe, secure, and comfortable in their dog bed. Find a bed that fits your dog and the space in your home comfortably.
Your dogs health and age are also important considerations when choosing a bed. For example, if you have an older dog, you want the bed to be easy for them to get into and out of. An elevated bed, like a pet couch, may be ideal for larger animals so they do not have to stoop down to get into their bed. Likewise a smaller bed with low sides would be ideal for an aging toy breed. This eliminates them having to step over any tall sides.
A more conventional dog bed mattress should be your choice if your pet stretches out when he sleeps. Mattress beds let your dog move around more and curl and stretch. Dogs that enjoy stretching out and curling up usually do well with furniture dog beds. These small sofas are great for snuggling and the long length make them great for stretching out. These beds are often more expensive because they many are made with wood frames like real sofas and couches.
The first step to finding the perfect dog bed for your dog is to make a list of what your dog needs. Prioritize these needs with the most important need being first on your list. You can add a list of wants, like color and shape, under the list of needs so you can compare dog beds.
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.
For example, if you are using the bed outdoors you will want a waterproof dog bed. If you have a dog with bladder control issues then waterproof or washable materials are important too. And if you have a pet that is older or you just love to pamper them then the memory foam is great on their joints, tendons and muscles.
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.
To select the right shape for your dog, you need to pay attention to how he sleeps. If your dog curls up when sleeping, then a nest bed is probably the right choice for him. Nest beds provide great cold-weather insulation as well since your dog can snuggle down inside of them. Most nesting beds are just fabric and fill and are only good for indoor use.
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.
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?