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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.