Dogs can be adventurous. They are active animals that enjoying playing and exploring. In as much as they should be allowed the freedom to experience such joys, it also is necessary for them to get enough rest.
Dog owners will go above and beyond to love and care for their canine companion. They will make sure they visit for the vet for a checkup or when unwell, wash then, and even train their dogs how to behave and do different things. But dog owners should also help their canine friends get enough downtime. Dogs should also get to sleep in a luxury dog bed in somewhere they feel comfortable; a place that is quiet with no distractions and disturbances.
1. Choosing A Dog Bed
Different beds for dogs are available to suit the many different positions that these animals prefer. You may notice that your pet loves laying on its back, sleeping stretched out, or even curled up. Some dogs love to spread out, stretching their legs in opposite directions as though they are flying. Therefore, get to know your dog’s sleep position before you buy him or her a bed.
2. The Bed Size To Get
The bed you get for your dog should be the right size. It should be enough room for your pet to comfortably lie on it in all the natural positions. Do not go for something that will be comfy for the dog to curl up in; it also should have space for the dog to stretch out the legs.
3. What Type To Get?
You can find the beds in different shapes and sizes. Mattress beds are an excellent choice if your dog loves lying flat. And the oval or round ones are great if your pet likes to curl up when sleeping. You, nonetheless, should pick a bed that gives your pet some couple of options for some downtime.
Box beds will be a fantastic choice since they allow your pet to cozy down when sleeping. As you go over the available options, also remember to pick a bed that will keep your dog warm and protected during the cold days.
4. The Material To Consider
The bed should have enough padding and be made from washable, dust-resistance, comfortable, material. Also, it should be robust; able to withstand all the canine’s activities in and out of it. Also, you need to waterproof the material so that it does not get damp whenever your dog comes back wet.
5. The Best Place To Put The Bed
You should pick a part of the room that is warm and without any draught. But it also should be a spot that the dog loves. Therefore, you may need two or three beds so that you can place them in different areas. One can be in a quiet part of the house that is rarely frequented, and you can have another in the living love so that your pet and enjoy the company of you and your family as it relaxes or snoozes.
Luxury Beds For Special Dogs
It is necessary to point out that some dogs have special needs that need to be taken into consideration when choosing beds for them.
- Canine with such needs include that aged dogs, those with joint problems, body aches to physical injuries, and those with physical incapacities. Such dogs can benefit from memory foam or orthopaedic beds.
- If your pet is nervous and shy around strangers, then you can get it an ‘igloo’ type of bed where it gets to hide inside and still be comfortable when sleeping or relaxing.
- If you have more than one dog, then this will also be a unique case. You will have to get a bed for each canine if each loves its space when resting. Conversely, if your dogs enjoy snuggling up together, you can also get one large bed that will fit all of them so that they can share and be comfortable in it as they snuggle up.
Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie
Just as you hate being disturbed when you are trying to catch some shut-eye, your pet will also not be happy when his or her sleep is disrupted. Inform every family member that they need to leave the dog along when he or she is in bed. Some dogs get grumpy and feisty when their sleep is disrupted; therefore, keep kids from disturbing them when they are sleeping.