While many of us love snuggling with our dogs in our own beds, sleeping with your dog can lead to a poor night’s rest for you. A disruptive night can affect your mood and cause you to be less productive the following day. When choosing a dog bed, there are some important considerations you should keep in mind.
Tips For Choosing The Right Dog Bed
Above: This snuggle bed from Best Friends by Sheri is called an Original Calming Shag Vegan Fur Donut Cuddler. That's a long way of saying "super comfy". It's a best seller on Amazon.
Always check to see if the covering on the bed is removable and washable. A washable cover is almost a necessity since it will surely get dirty over time. Most dog bed covers (our at least outer liners) can be unzipped - these are a great choice.
Match The Dog Bed With Your Interior
Above: One of our favorite dog bed brands? Bowsers Dog Beds! They make super comfy, furniture grade dog beds. Plus, they come a variety of styles and patterns, so there is always something to match your interior.
Whenever you are shopping for a major purchase (such as a dog bed) you need to consider what you want to spend. There are a variety of price points to meet your budgetary needs.
It goes without saying that you should aim for a bed that is the right size for your dog. The dog should be able to lie flat, completely stretched out on his side, without hanging off of the bed. Measure your dog from nose to tail before beginning your online research. You will want a bed that can fit your pet easily, without taking over the entire room.
Remember that your pet's bed can contribute to your overall training program for your dog. If your pet seems skittish around the new bed (it happens), there is an easy fix for that. Dog beds work as a pets' "own space" that they can retreat to.
For instance, if Fido is an unruly beggar during dinner time, you can easily train him to hang out in his new, comfy bed with the help of a yummy dog treat toy. The Kong Dog Toy is a classic for a good reason, but if you are searching for something new, there are plenty of other great new Dog Treat Toys out there.
If you are buying for a new pet, then check out our tips on How To Choose The Right Dog Toys For Your Pet as well as How To Choose The Right Dog Bowl For Your Pet. These can help you grasp what the essentials are before making these important decisions for your dog. With a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and prices you’ll be sure to find the perfect bed for your best friend.