Where does your dog prefer to sleep? On your bed or furniture or does he have his own bed? Is your dog a new puppy or an adult dog? There are several factors to consider when choosing a dog bed.
Of course, when you get a new puppy, the size of the bed Hundebett you need will be small. But of course as he grows he needs a bigger bed. When young he will need a very durable bed as puppies are known to chew a lot. However, you can opt for a larger bed for him to grow into so you don’t have to buy too many dog beds.
As you begin to decide what type of bed would be best, here are a few suggestions to help you make your decision.
Your dog like to stretch out on all fours when sleeping?
Does your dog like to stretch out on all fours when sleeping? When choosing a bed for this type of dog who likes space, a rectangular or round bed would be best for him. Measure him while he sleeps and get a bed that’s just a little bit taller than him so he has enough space to be comfortable. He doesn’t want his legs or paws to stick out over the bed because it’s uncomfortable for him.
Maybe your dog likes to curl up. This is quite common in smaller breeds. It helps them keep warm. If this is how your dog sleeps, then a round or donut-shaped bed would create just the right space for him.
Some dogs like to lean against something, so any bed that has a cushion around it should be your go-to. Upholstered beds can be designed in round beds and rectangular beds.
If your dog likes to run in circles to create a “nest-like” area, then a pillow-soft bed might be the perfect choice. When he curls up, he can snuggle into the pillow.
After evaluating how your dog is sleeping, the next thing to consider is your dog’s health. His state of health will give you an idea if he would be more comfortable on a memory foam orthopedic bed because it would give him more support, or if he is just young and doesn’t need that extra support. An orthopedic bed is great for larger breeds or an older dog suffering from arthritis as it will provide maximum support.
Maybe your dog has allergies, so an eco-friendly stuffing can help. Cedar fillings also help reduce flea infestations.
Particularly good for their outdoor bed
A platform bed elevates your dog off the ground and is particularly good for their outdoor bed. It keeps the bugs away. In warm weather, this bed also allows air to flow under the bed to keep it cooler. A platform bed also gives extra support to any dog that needs it. You can also put a pillow-like bed on the platform for extra comfort.
If a dog likes to sleep on the furniture, a throw to cover your furniture might be what you are looking for. Throws can also be heated so he can be very comfortable when the temperatures drop. Of course, a blanket does not always need to be heated when the weather or the room is warm. Either way, a throw would cover up your furniture and keep it free of dog hair.
Next, consider where you want him to have his comfortable bed: indoors, outside, in his shelter like his kennel or crate, or while he’s traveling in the car with you. You may need to buy a few beds so you have one in different locations.
If you give him a place indoors, is it important to you that the dog bed matches your decor or color scheme? There are a variety of styles of dog beds and a wide variety of colors and fabrics to choose from. Maybe you want a bed that sits under a table or next to your chair. Consider bed placement so you can find the right size for your space and for your dog.
Substances are important for you to consider. If your dog sheds a lot, microfiber is an easy-care fabric. Try to find a fabric that will hold up, one that will resist some Hundebett scratching and/or chewing. However, remember that there is no perfect fabric and constant scratching or chewing can destroy a cover. Some fabrics can be machine washed, others can be hosed down. If the cover is machine washable, it should be washed once a week to keep it free of dirt and irritants. If you can buy spare covers when purchasing the dog bed, it is advisable to buy it as you can have one to clean and one to use. If your dog has the unfortunate problem of incontinence, you will need to change and clean the cover more frequently. A moisture proof cover between the bed and the outer cover is required to keep the dog bed itself clean.