Tips For Picking Up A Dog Bed

Dog beds come in all shapes and sizes, large and small, which makes it both easy and hard to find the right bed for your dog. Sure, you have a lot of options: big, small, round, rectangular, colored, patterned, custom and even luxury and designer dog beds. But with all the choices available, you’ll still spend lots of time picking out the right bed for your dog.

Buying a dog bed may seem straight forward, but it’s more complex than you think. Just as you would if you were buying a bed for yourself or a child, think about the comfort of your pet, and remember that this should be your primary criteria. No matter how much you want the bed to match, say, the décor of the living room, bedroom or other area, you have to think about the comfort of your pet over your own desires.

If you look at the picture above, do you really think any of the dog beds sold at this box store will be comfortable and last more then a month. Box stores just want profit. They don’t care about the comfort of your dog or weather your dog will soon lay on the floor because there is no support. 

That said, here are some tips and tricks for finding a good bed for your dog (or for any other pets!):

Cheaper is not necessarily better. You want the bed to be made of good, sturdy warm material that will keep your dog comfy while wearing through bouts of scratching, gnawing, drool, accidents and all the other normal habits of a dog. There are plenty of reasonably priced beds that are really well-made, so shop around before you settle on the cheapest deal. There are also many designer and luxury dog beds available if you feel like splurging on your pooch.

Think about your dogs sleeping habits. Does your dog sleep in a ball or sprawl out? Always edge one way on the bed? Wiggle a lot? Toss and turn? Sleep sound as a rock? Identify your dog’s sleeping patterns and choose a bed accordingly.

Think about the shape and size of your dog. Don’t skimp on size and always take your dog’s measurements before buying them a bed. Also, remember with dog beds its better to err on the side of larger than smaller.  You also need to think about size if you have two dogs that sleep together. An extra big bed can fit two little lap dogs easily; however, if you have a way larger breed, like a Great Dane, you may have to go custom, though there are companies, like Mammoth, who offer larger dog beds for up to 200 lb breeds.

Think about padding. This ties somewhat in to the shape of your dog, but also its weight. Over time, dog beds wear out and bed padding thins; make sure you get a material that can withstand at least a decent amount of time. New technology has provided excellent stuffing materials for dog beds, like high memory, virgin upholster filling, orthopedic foam options and even latex. Mammoth beds offer 10 to 20 times more high memory fill and options like foam will never flatten. You have to get one to see. 

Keep in mind just these few tips and you should be well on your way to finding your much need and much wanted dog bed. From luxury and designer dog beds to cheaper budget choices, there are an unlimited number of options; use the above criteria when searching for your pet’s bed and you will ultimately get the bed that’s right for them. 

Mammoth has been designing dog beds for over twenty years, get a name you can trust with a full warranty and amazing customer service. Find large to extra large dog beds in various pillow options with designer fabrics that are washable. Go for the best, don’t cheap out on beds that are imported. Get a Mammoth…..