Because Dogs can be messy, you need to make sure that your dog bed cover is up to the challenge. You should look for machine-washable fabrics that can be removed and washed in the laundry. Make sure that the seams are double-stitched to ensure durability. Stain-resistant fabric for your dog bed is another great feature to look for. Many sofa-type dog beds can be purchased with a washable slip cover which is worth the extra money when it comes time to clean.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another important factor to consider is the weather where you live. You will need to choose a dog bed that can stand up to whatever Mother Nature throws at it. Some questions you must ask yourself are: Do you want your dog bed to provide warmth in the winter or provide air circulation in the summer? Will you being using this bed in your house or outside in a dog house? What are the seasonal temperature ranges where you live? Taking these questions into consideration when shopping for a dog bed are essential to find the bed for your dog.
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.
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.
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.
And what if you have a dog that loves playing and hanging out outside? You can get a bed for them that weathers well, is durable, and matches your dogs personality. Do you have a dog that you love to spoil? What about an extra cushy micro-suede couch? And of course you can match your dogs bed to your own style and decorating personality too. From whimsical to contemporary and everything in between, there is a dog bed to match your purpose and personality.
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.