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What’s the best bed for my dog?
Most adult dogs enjoy getting in some much need zzzzz's. Adult dogs typically spend about 12 hours each day sleeping, which is why where your dog sleeps is important to its overall health.
The news outlet reports that most dogs prefer to sleep at the foot or side of their owner's bed on a cozy Heated Bolster Dog Bed, on a few bunched up blankets, an old shirt or on a comfortable area rug. When owners are away, it's also normal for a dog to want to take a snooze in their master's bedroom because it is the place that smells the most like its beloved humans. If you prefer your dog to stay out of the bedroom during the day because of allergies or potential accidents, you'll need to block it off with a gate like the One-Touch Pet Gate and offer the dog other comfortable places to lounge in your absence.
Some dogs can also curl up for an afternoon nap on other dog beds strewn throughout the house. The living room is another good place for a bed, since it is where the dogs most likely spend a lot of time with their human families. Others prefer the intimacy of crate like the stylish Dog Crate with Wooden Cover. Try adding a small bed like the Thermo Heated Dog Bed inside the crate to entice the dog to chill out even more.
If you recently got a new pup, you may be wondering what type of bed it may like. According to the source, there are countless different varieties, though some are more popular than others. Using a wicker basket for a small dog can be ideal as it can provide the comfort of encasement and a style that matches your decor. Add a comfy pillow or bean bag to the basket for extra comfort. These beds should only be considered for dogs who don't chew, as the wicker can be enticing to a chewer and the wooden pieces could cause them harm.
Certain dogs prefer to be up higher and most will take over a chair or couch to achieve this. However, most owners aren't too pleased with these arrangements. To combat this problem, try to build a small platform out of light wood and cover it in a stretch fabric. Place the structure near a window or where the dog's bed used to be so it can get comfortable in a space all its own. Some dogs may be leery to jump onto the platform, so place a few treats like Greenies for Dogs or Sweet Potato Rawhide on it to entice the dog further.