Getting Your Puppy To Bed Down
Learn why Dog Beds are Important for your Puppy’s Well-Being
We all love when our pups snuggle up to us on the couch or lay their chins on our arms for support while resting, but it’s important to provide them with a place of their own too. Just like humans, puppies need alone time every once in awhile. If they’re sleepy and need a nap, or grumpy and want to rest, your dog needs to understand that there are many places within the house for them to relax in peace and quiet.
Making your puppy feel safe is important to keeping those happy faces smiling and furry tails wagging. Explore different ways to fill your home with a few spots for your puppy to feel safe and at ease when they need to relax:
Make your puppy’s crate a comfortable place for them to sleep.
Put a dog bed in the family room.
Give your puppy a blanket they can sniff and call their own.
Benefits of Dog Beds
First off, cushioned dog beds provide a soft and comforting place for your puppy to rest their muscles. It’s important to find a soft bed, especially as your puppy grows and their bones and bodies mature. Dog beds also provide hair and odor control because they keep your puppy sleeping in the same place each night. Most dog beds are water-resistant and easy to clean in the case of an accident.
How to Choose the Right Dog Bed for your Puppy
When choosing the perfect bed for your puppy, it’s crucial to think past overall looks of the bed. Although you can keep the style in mind, be sure to first consider size, ease of cleaning, and quality.
Your dog’s breed, height, and weight should all be considered when choosing the size of the bed. Many dog parents make the mistake of purchasing a bed that’s too small for their pup and it can cramp up their muscles, leaving negative long-term effects on their health.
Ease of Cleaning
Find a dog bed that is machine wash friendly. It’ll keep you and your pup a lot happier and cleaner! When your puppy’s dog bed could use a cleaning, start with vacuuming the bed to remove excess hair, debris, etc. and then remove the fabric cover from the cushion and place it in the washing machine. Take a look at your laundry detergent and dryer sheets to see if they are pet-safe and if not, consider purchasing a new detergent from the store for this purpose.
Find a dog bed that will last. The material should be durable so a few puppy nails digging into the bed to make it comfortable, won’t stretch the material or create unwanted holes. Quality dog beds may be a bit more expensive, but in the end, they’ll last longer.
Patterns & Personalization
Of course you need to find a dog bed that matches your house and reflects your puppy’s personality! So when seeking the perfect bed for your puppy, find one that looks great and feels great for them. Chances are that with a little bit of searching, you’ll find one that’s just right for you and your pup.
Giving our puppies a safe place of their own is just one of the many steps in raising a dog. Every bit matters and your best friend will appreciate this!
What do you look for in a dog bed? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!