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Here is some advice I shared with a family this week.
I hope you find it helpful.
Does Your Dog Really Need A Bed?
You bring your cute, fun-loving puppy home for the first time, so of course, you want your dog to sleep with you. After all, he’s furry warm, and snuggly. But in all honesty, this is not the best thing to do for you or your dog. You really need a dog bed to establish the correct behavior at the outset.
Sure it’s fine now, but when your dog grows to its full size at 100 lb, will it be such fun? If you adopted a dog from the pound, it might actually prefer its own place. Your dog may want somewhere to feel secure and safe.
There are medical reasons too. If you get your dog used to sleeping in one spot, he’s less likely to sleep on the floor or another hard surface which can cause arthritis and calluses in later years. Starting out correctly can help keep your dog fit and healthy. They even make orthopedic dog beds now to help address this very issue!!
Now that we have established that a dog bed is essential, what type do you get? It depends on your dog and his preferences. Make sure the bed is big enough for your dog. Even if it’s a perfect fit for your house and matches the decor, it is essential that your dog can lay down in the bed. If not, then the dog bed will never be used.
Next on the list of requirements is probably a chew-proof bed, especially for puppies. There are multiple styles of dog beds, such as indoor or outdoor, heated or not, travel or car beds, and, as previously mentioned, orthopedic beds for the older dog. Select one that fits your dog’s needs and lifestyle.
Some things to consider are that the bed is totally machine washable. Both your dog and the bed are going to get dirty, so you’ll be washing both regularly – though not at the same time! Fleas are a significant consideration, too, and there are many products that can help stop them from becoming permanent residents.
Take some time and put in a little effort into selecting the ideal dog bed and both you and your dog will get a great night’s sleep and wake up refreshed and ready for the new day!
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