The Importance of Dog Beds


There is no denying that one of the best feelings is crashing into a nice bed after a long day. So it is should not be a surprise, then, that dogs seem to love their beds even more than we do. Dogs experience about seven days in the time that humans experience one day. Humans literally have longer days; so, while your pups may seem to be constantly tired, it’s actually normal. 

With that being said, our dogs enjoy a comfy place to crash just as much as we do. This leaves us, as pet owners with a crucial question— what kind of beds should we be getting our dogs. As with everything, it’s a complicated, multi-faceted answer.

With so many options on the market, choosing a dog bed for your pets may seem like a daunting task. First, let’s start simple by acknowledging the benefits of having a bed, or a couple, for your pets. Think of what your own bed means to you— it’s a safe, no- stressful zone. Similarly, dogs get  sense of security by having something that is solely their own. That isn’t to say it is bad for your dogs to sleep in bed with you, however, just give them the option and luxury of having their own spot. This is even topical for dogs who travel a lot; taking their bed from home often makes dogs feel more at ease in newer environments. 

Additionally, dog beds are made to keep your pets warm and comfortable, with specific beds being geared towards specific groups of dogs. For example, a lot of companies make beds for older dogs or dogs who suffer from joint pain, arthritis, and more. 

As mentioned earlier, there is a lot to consider when it comes to finding the perfect dog bed, but here are some things to look out for:

1.) Style– make sure the beds that you are considering fit your lifestyle. Beds come in all shapes and sizes, but they also have different functions. Some are waterproof, some are for travel, some are even heated!

2.) Fit– Similar to style, investigated which bed fits your dog is also important. Maybe take your dogs shopping with you and observe which beds that they are drawn to. On a more literal note, also make sure the bed physically is not too big or too small for your pet.

3.) Washability– Read labels. Not all dog beds are easy to wash. This can be formative in your final decision, especially if your dogs are prone to accidents. 

A final notes, a dog bed is not necessarily equivalent to a dog house and/or cage. Beds should not be a form of punishment. For example, if you punish your dogs by putting them in their house, then that should not be the only bed that they have because they could start to associate sleep with punishment. As always be sure to do your research! At you can view our anti-anxiety calming beds! #bullyfambam