Now you already know your dog has a unique personality and you can get a bed that matches their wonderful characteristics. For example, what if your dog enjoys snuggling or burrowing or if you have a dog that is particularly shy? You can get a dog bed with a cover on it for them. And if your dog likes to feel like one of their humans then an elevated bed or dog couch might be perfect.
There are many things you need to consider when choosing a bed for you dog. The first and most important factor is the size of the bed. You need to find a dog bed that is big enough and strong enough to comply with your dogs size and temperament. You can get the right fit for your dog by taking some measurements. To do this Measure your dog while they are standing up. Start by taking a measurement from the tip of nose to the base of tail. Next, take a measurement from the floor to the shoulders or head.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The most comfortable dog bed for your dog will usually be a little larger than your measurements. If you end up with a bed that is too small, it will probably not be comfortable for your dog. You should allow room for growth, if your dog is still a puppy, and you want to make sure there is room for your dog to move regardless of whether your dog is still growing or if he is full grown.
Once you have a list of the features and functions you would like your dog bed to have, the final element to compare is price. Dog beds can cost a small fortune but they do not have to. Comparison shop online and look for the shipping costs too. A retailer may drastically cut the price of the dog bed and make up for it in what they charge for shipping.
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.