There are many different types of beds available. If you watch your dog sleep you’ll notice they get into lots of different positions: stretched out, curled up, on their back – even on their belly with their legs stretched in opposite directions like Superman!
What type of dog bed should I get?
Dog beds come in many different shapes and sizes. Round or oval beds with a side are great for when your dogs want to curl up whereas mattress beds can be good for lying flat. Each dog will have their preferences but it’s always best to give them a couple of options – that way you can be sure they’ll always be comfy.
Some bed shapes, such as memory foam bolster dog bed allow your dog to really cosy down – these can help keep them warm and protected them from any draughts. Other beds might be better in summer when your dog may want to stay cooler.
What size bed should I get?
It’s important to make sure you chose the right size bed for your dog. It should be large enough for them to be able to lie comfortably in all-natural positions. Some beds might be big enough for your dog to curl up but can they also stretch out their legs if they want to?
What material should my dog bed be, and how can I wash it?
Dog beds should be sufficiently padded and made from a comfortable material. They should also be easily washable.
If you want a dog bed to take camping, into the garden or on any adventures then a more robust material is best. Waterproof or water-resistant beds can be helpful in preventing them from getting damp.
Where is the best place to put a dog’s bed?
Place the bed somewhere warm and draught-free and give them options. You could place one bed in a quiet part of the house where they can rest undisturbed and one in a room where the family spends time so they can be in your company whilst relaxing or snoozing in a comfortable spot.