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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 most people its just too inconvenient to take their dog to a pet store and shop for dog beds. A trip to the pet store will most likely be too scary or distracting for your dog to even pay attention to the beds you are looking at anyway. Since it is usually impractical to let your dog choose a bed, you will need to know the things to consider when choosing a bed on your dogs behalf.