When your puppy is not playing or eating, they will be sleeping. A dog bed is such an important part of your puppy's first few months in a new home. A dog's bed is a space in which your puppy needs to feel safe and calm enough to fall asleep. A nice dog bed is also a great deterrent from keeping them away from your most loved furniture. There are many dog beds on the market to choose from and it can often feel overwhelming for first time dog owners.
The first piece of advice we have is to try to understand how your dog likes to sleep. Do they spread themselves out and stretch their legs or do they prefer to be in a tighter space where they can curl up in a ball? What temperature is the environment your dog sleeps in? Often if it is a hotter climate your dog can overheat in fluffier, smaller beds, whilst in cold climates they might find this more comfortable. Does your dog spend time in water and mud? If so, you might want to consider a mattress that is removable. The truth is, when it comes to dog beds, there is no once-size-fits-all. The most obvious consideration is the right size, but you also need to factor in their personality, agility, health issues, and available space in your house.
The only downside to purchasing a bed for your puppy is that they may outgrow their bed over time. This may be the case if you have a large or giant breed of dog. Keep this in mind when purchasing a dog bed for your canine companion. If possible, you may need to buy a larger size so they can grow into it. The standard dog beds come in medium, large, and extra-large.
We have complied a list below of the top 10 types of dog beds available on the market today:
- Memory Foam Dog Bed
- Steel Framed Elevated Dog Bed
- Luxury Shag Faux Fur Donut Cuddler
- Harmony Cuddler Orthopedic Dog Bed
- Deep Dish Dog Bed
- Flat Podz Dog Bed
- Nap Sack Fleece Dog Bed
- Dog Car Seat (useful when your dog doesn't have access to your car boot)
- Cushy, Comfy Flat Bed
- Self Heating, Thermal Dog Bed
As you get to know your puppy and observe their sleeping habits, you will easily be able to find the perfect dog bed to suit their needs.