DOG BEDS - CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOG BED

Different beds for different breeds...

Dogs are considered one of the most popular pets to own among typical families in America, and at least thirty-nine percent of all American households own at least one. There are many different dog breeds to choose from, which gives American dog owners the chance to pick the right breed to fit their personality, the amount of living space that they have, and their individual lifestyle. Different dog breeds have different needs and requirements.

Choosing the right dog bed

There are many things that all breeds have in common, though, and that is a need for certain things, such as a good and comfortable place to sleep. In order to lead a life which is active and happy, your dog must have a healthy sleeping routine. There are many different options available to you when it comes to choosing between dog beds for your pooch, so heed the following advice in order to make the best and most informed decision that you can.

The first step in choosing the right dog bed for your pooch is to understand the individual characteristics that your dog possesses. You have to take many different factors into consideration, including the breed, age, size and habits of your dog. If your dog is young, he or she may grow too big for the dog bed that you buy. If your dog is older, he or she may require more padding, or a special type of dog bed. If your dog likes to chew, you need to look for a bed which is sturdier, or one that is inexpensive and easy to replace.

From mats to luxurious beds...

The next step in the process involves analyzing the comfort and accessibility of your options. Dog beds range from large mats that are pillow-like, to luxurious beds which resemble miniature couches or expensive beds. Keep the accessibility and comfort of your dog in mind when choosing a bed. Make sure to figure out your dog's personality before purchasing your dog bed, otherwise you may end up purchasing one which simply isn't suitable for the dog that you bring home.  Your choice should be simpler if you keep all of your dog's individual characteristics in mind.

Small or large?

Watch your new puppy or dog sleep for a few days to analyze his or her habits while sleeping in order to decide which dog bed style may be enjoyed the most. As an example, smaller dogs like terriers and Chihuahuas tend to enjoy curling up when they sleep which means a basket or a donut bed may be preferable for them. These dog beds are portable and can easily be placed on the floor at your feet or next to you on the couch. On the other hand, golden retrievers or Labradors are going to want a great deal more space than smaller dogs, and as these dogs grow they may end up needing a lot more space on a much bigger bed.

So many options for dog beds...

There are so many options for dog beds, that you may easily become overwhelmed. There are so many sizes, shapes, colors and materials that you may have trouble deciding at first. As long as you keep your dog's comfort and individual characteristics in mind, you can also use other details to help arrive at an answer. For instance, you can look for a dog bed which will match the interior design of your home, or your favorite color, or a shape which will easily fit into a specific corner, or which will be portable or durable depending on your individual needs. Just make sure not to sacrifice your dog's comfort for the sake of your own, because you won't be the one using the bed!