Your beloved dog needs a comfortable bed just like you do! What sort of bed should you buy him or her? A waterproof one is always the best choice for reasons we will explain, so how do you go about choosing the best waterproof dog bed for your dog? There are some features you should look for when choosing if you want to get the longest life and give your dog the comfort it deserves, so let’s check them out right now.
The dog comes in wet, having enjoyed a dip in the river or been out in the rain, has a quick shake and is straight in its bed! That’s why waterproof! With a waterproof dog bed you can take the cover off and wash it, putting it back on when clean, as many times as you want. The moisture will not seep through into the filling, and the dog will have a clean and soft bed every time.
These beds also usually have a waterproof liner for added protection, making the entire bed washable if the need be. There are many on the market that have these features and they are fast becoming the most popular type of bed for dogs. What else should you look for?
Size and Comfort
The perfect dog for your bed is the one that offers comfort in the form of memory foam base – always great for dogs just as they are for people – and is the right size for the dog to feel snug in when sleeping or dozing. What size dog do you have? Medium sized dogs tend to be the most popular dogs in the USA as they are generally family-friendly, good natured and easy to keep. Indeed, the Labrador Retriever tops the list of most popular breeds most years.
So, choose a bed that has enough space for your dog and a little more. Be aware that it may take some time for the dog to become used to the new bed sufficiently to use it. It will smell strange and new to the animal after all, and you can’t expect a dog to take to something new straight away. This is why it is important to give the animal plenty of experience with a bed before it will settle in but rest assured once it does it will make that bed its own!
More Factors to Consider
There are some further considerations when looking for the perfect bed for you dog, and one of the most important is that it has a non-skid base. A dog can be quite cumbersome when getting into a bed and it will be no surprise if the bed slides when placed on a wood, tiles or smooth floor. This can startle the animal, but with a non-slip base it won’t happen. They do tend to come with such a feature as standard, but we recommend you check the specification before you commit to the purchase.
One other consideration is this: do you take your dog in a car regularly? If so, is the animal carried in a crate? Or perhaps you have a crate at home for the dog? If you use a dog crate it’s vital you get a bed that is suitable for use in one, as not all are designed for such a purpose.
So, now you know what to look for it’s time to go searching for your perfect dog bed, and make sure your beloved canine has the perfect place to rest, snooze and sleep, so happy hunting and we hope we’ve helped.