Choosing the Right Dog Bed is Important for your Pet

The saying goes that there are many different types of snowflakes and there will never be a time when any two are exactly the same. I think that this little saying goes very well when describing a dog bed. There can be two made from the same place but they will always be just a little bit different. There make might be different. They can have different amounts of cushion. They might be a different shape or size.

There are a number of factors that go into actually choosing the right bed for your new best friend. They are a great training tool and a great way to show your best friend just how much you care and love him. When you first consider buying a bed you need to know just the right size to get.

This is actually the simplest of all the steps and the most important. You need to take a measuring tape and measure from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. Then you also need to measure from the top of his head to the bottom of his paw. This will give you an approximate length and width. The next step is to sit and wait.

This isn't a joke! While you sit and wait you need to be observant. You need to watch him and pay attention to how and where he sleeps. This will give you a good idea to what type of bed you need to get. With this information at hand you can take him to the store with you and find the right bed.

The measurements were for buying the appropriate sized beds but the observations were for something a bit different. To buy the right bed you need to know how he sleeps. For example, if he sleeps on his back then you need to buy a bed that can support his spine and give him enough comfort that he may feel reenergized in the morning.

Just as you need comfort, so does he. It also dictates what shape bed you may need to get. If he is a tight sleeper than you might need to go with a donut shaped bed because that will support him and make him feel safe.

Dogs usually sleep that way also to keep warm so buying a bed that supports that is also critical. When you finally get home your observations of where he sleeps will be key in placing the bed in the right area. You don't want him to not go to the bed because he doesn't like the area that it's placed in. That will defeat the purpose of this entire quest.

Having the bed in the right place will make both you and him very happy!.

This author lives in Flemington, NJ with her husband and 5 month old daughter and is an expert contributing author for a luxury dog feeders boutique offering variety of dog beds and orthopedic dog beds. This author and DogBedSupplies are also dedicated to providing valuable and informative articles on pet health, dog training, crate training, puppy breeds and more.


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