Making sure your Dog sleeps in comfort is a must. A happy dog makes a happy household, but a tired and uncomfortable dog is good for no one. To help you choose the right bed for your dog, have compiled a list of the best dog beds – leaving them with a comfortable and happy night’s sleep. Take a look and see if any of these are perfect for your pooch.
How to Find a Good Dog Bed
Finding a bed for your dog may seem like a simple task, but there are so many things you have to take into account before you spend money on the perfect bed for your dog.
The first thing to think about is size. This may seem obvious, but when it comes to the perfect bed, it isn’t always size that matters. Some dogs prefer to have room to stretch, so if your dog likes to have a lot of room, then you’ll want to find something that will allow him to relax and sleep comfortably. Some smaller breeds of dogs may prefer a bed with sides to it, more like a typical basket style. The closed in sides make smaller dogs feel safe and secure, which is important for a good night’s sleep.
The next thing to think about is durability. Particularly when bringing a puppy or nervous dog home, the durability of the bed is incredibly important to think about with dogs who either can't yet control their bladders or ability to keep their teeth to their toys. Some beds are made to be washed and refreshed regularly, making them perfect for young or nervous dogs. However, it is always fundamental to think about whether having a fabric bed in this instance is the best thing. You may also want to think about whether you want to invest in a cheaper or temporary dog bed whilst your canine companion is in training, and later on investing in the perfect bed for your pooch.
The last thing to consider is what kind of bed does my dog need, is he a pampered pooch or a hard-working outdoors dog? If your dog is regularly rolling in mud and enjoying himself outside, then the last thing you want him to leap into is a bed that is difficult to wash. You also want to think about the ease of getting in and out of bed, particularity with small and older dogs. At the end of a long day the last thing you want to do is struggle to get into bed, so you’ll need to consider how your friend is going to find getting in and out of bed. After all, you don’t want is an unhappy dog and an empty dog bed.
Things to Look for
There are many different types of dog bed on the market, and all of them have different properties, but here are a few things to look for when buying the best bed for your dog.
What is it made from? Is it plastic and practical or plush and comfy? Some dogs, like people, won't like certain types of materials, and will then avoid them and not use them. Materials such as fleece or plastic are the most common type of material and are incredibly durable and easy to clean. There are some beds made with more luxurious materials such as fur, but this material may not always be suitable for some dogs. There are also hypoallergenic materials available, which are perfect for dogs that have or are prone to skin problems and allergies.
The next thing to look at is the durability of the bed. If you want a bed that will last, then you need to think about how the bed is made up. Beds that come in different parts are fantastic, as you can replace or renew the parts that either break or get old instead of splashing out on a brand new bed. Plastic dog beds or mattress beds with covers are the best kind of dog bed to remain durable.
The final thing to look for is the structure of the bed. Some beds naturally lie on the ground, but you can also get raised dog beds, which are both practical and fashionable. Some dogs prefer to stay close to the ground, as it feels more natural to them. Others may enjoy sleeping in slightly raised beds. However, it is important to consider your dogs' mobility when searching for this kind of bed. Dogs who are either prone to joint problems or older dogs may not find this kind of bed comfortable or safe to use.
Now all that’s left is for you to choose the perfect dog bed for you. Take a look at our dog bed reviews below.
More Dog Beds for your consideration
Here are some other dog beds, in case the ones listed above did not suit your needs:
Snugpaws - Luxury Easy-Clean Washable Dog Bed Large
This bed has multiple parts to it, making it slightly customizable for any fussy dogs. It is also completely machine washable and cleanable. The bed has bolstered sides to support your dog’s head whilst it sleeps. The best thing about this bed is made to be impossible to chew whilst still remaining comfortable.
KosiPet White Sherpa Fleece Cushion Dog Bed
This extra-large cushion style bed is a fantastically simple dog bed for your larger pooch. The bed has a simple design, with a cover that is removable and completely machine washable. The bed is also designed for two smaller dogs to sleep on together, so If you have to best friends who love to cuddle up together, then this bed could be the perfect bed.
So, what is the best dog bed? Finding the perfect bed for your dog will be difficult, and will be as individual as finding a bed for yourself. All of these beds have merit to them, and ultimately it should be up to your dog to find it’s perfect bed. Looking at our reviews, my number one pick would be the Purple Pets Modern Puppy Bed. Whilst we have reviewed it for puppies, the bed comes in a range of sizes, meaning that even the largest dogs can sleep in comfort.
What did you think of our Dog Bed selection? Are there any that you would have added? We love hearing from you, so feel free to leave us a message in the comments below.