Being a dog owner is surely great except for one thing – the moment your pet overtakes your favourite lounge place in your home, no matter if it is the couch, the recliner or even your bed! Yes, cuddling with your lovely furry friend is pleasurable, but let’s not forget that your dog also needs its own space; a space called ‘bed’.
But, there are many dog owners who find ‘browsing dog bed for sale’ a complex and daunting task, only because there are few important things that need to be considered in order to make the right choice. Here’s what you need to pay attention to.
The Sleeping Position of Your Dog
Does your best furry friend love to stretch out when sleeping? For example, if your dog usually sleeps with the paws completely stretched out at one side, or on the belly with the paws stretched out in front and back, you should go for either a traditional square or a rectangular dog bed. Normally, larger dogs sleep in a stretched out position, hence the best thing you can do is to measure your dog when asleep and add at least 12cm to the measurement. This way, you will buy a bed that will offer your dog the needed comfort and coziness.
On the other side, if your dog sleeps in a curled-up position with paws tucked under the body, you should buy your dog a ‘cuddler’ type dog bed for sale. It is the very best option. The ‘cuddler’ type bed is actually a donut-shaped bed where the dog sleeps in the centre, surrounded by a circle of exceptional cushioned comfort. In other words, this type of bed is the ideal sleeping solution for smaller dogs. To ensure the right size, you need to measure your dog and add around 7cm for a guaranteed comfort.
The Temper of Your Dog
If your dog has shown to be an aggressive scratcher and chewer, you need to look for a dog bed for sale that will be of high quality and durable enough to resist the dog’s behaviour.
Other Special Needs
While your cute furry friend is still a little puppy, it is not recommended to purchase a dog bed until your puppy gets potty trained. This is how you will avoid the unwelcome accidents in bed, because even if the dog bed is washable, it does not necessarily mean that traces from the urine smell will go away. Even worse, the smell can make your puppy believe that the bed is the right place to ‘do the business’.