It’s no secret that dogs, like us, like a good nap. If you consider the brief siesta they enjoy if they become dull or exhausted, a normal dog can snooze for a minimum of 10-12 hours a day. Investing in a cozy bed for your pet is the best way to ensure they receive a good night’s sleep. So why not give your pet the same treatment and see how much happier they are? However, most dog owners make three common blunders while shopping for a bed for their beloved canine companions.
Choosing the improper contours is the first mistake
Pets have their own special sleeping positions that are most conducive to their health and well-being. Some people like to cuddle, while others prefer to spread out on any flat surface. When looking for a dog bed, it’s important to pay attention to the contour. Straight and unyielding beds are a bad option for dogs that want to curl up and cuddle. Get something curved to fit the dog’s sleeping position. You’ll earn a lot of admiration from your pet if you do this.
One of the biggest blunders people make is purchasing a bed that is too tiny. In the eyes of a pet, this would seem to be an intentional effort to drive it out of the house. If you force a pet to adapt to cramped quarters, it will become more irritable and destructive in its eating habits. To account for stretching and rolling, measure your dog in its sleeping posture and add at least six additional inches to the measurement.
Picking the improper material
The dog bed is made up of two main components: a frame and a cover. Don’t obsess over the details of the construction at the expense of the softness of the cloth used to make the dog’s beds. For the dog to be happy, the material must be soft and enticing to him. From where your dog loves to lay, you may be able to tell what kind of cloth it prefers. So now you know if a nappy texture or a smooth texture is more appealing to your dog.
Fabric and climate are inextricably linked. Silk, suede, and other flimsy fabrics are more suited for warmer regions, while alpaca and berber are better suited for colder ones. In addition, the correct cloth detergent and fabric conditioner may be used to eliminate any unpleasant odors or odors from the bedding. Adding a familiar shirt or blanket to your pet’s bedding will help them acclimatize to their new surroundings.
If you reward your pet for using the new bed, you can be sure that it will enjoy it much. In the event that your dog prefers his or her own bedding over that of you, you may count on some resistance, so be sure to reward it with a few goodies whenever it does so.
Putting it in the wrong place
Consider where you want to put the dog bed before you purchase it. Think about where to place the dog bed in your house. It’s important to know where you’ll put it before you purchase it, so you don’t end up with a piece that doesn’t fit. (A dog’s bed should not be put in another area of the home where there is no one present). Make sure your dog’s resting space is large enough to accommodate the size of a new bed before you purchase one.