Your loyal dog would more than likely appreciate and welcome a very comfortable and cozy dog bed. Usually, dog owners select a good dog bed, along with a new collar, leash, healthy dog food and water dishes for their new puppy. You may want to consider your dog’s personality, lifestyle, and age when selecting a style to match your dog’s needs. Your dog will be so happy to have his own special sleeping space, so he can routinely get a good night’s sleep. Dog beds can also be very beneficial for dog owners. Once your dog gets accustomed to using his own bed, he might not be so likely to jump up on your bed or couch at night. This may possibly help to prevent injuries by keeping your dog from jumping up and down on your furniture. Having a dog bed located in one specific area in your home may also help in controlling the spread of dog hair and dander.
Some dog owners may choose to have a couple of dog beds for their pets. People sometimes put a comfortable dog bed in their home office area, the living room, the family room, or in the finished basement, where the family may watch television. Their pet can relax and enjoy their company while they are working on their computer, talking on the phone, or enjoying a movie. Your dog can use his comfortable bed just to relax when he is tired out or to get some quiet time if the household is extra busy and chaotic at times.
Hopefully, a good dog bed can offer some cushioning support for your dog’s joints and bones. An appropriate dog bed can help to provide warmth and protect your dog from a cold, uncomfortable floor. It can also give him a feeling of security.
There are a few important things to think about when selecting the right bed for your own dog. First, you will want to make sure the bed is big enough for your dog. The dog bed should be large enough in size to comfortably support him when his body is stretched out and relaxed at night for sleep.
It is a great idea to take into consideration your dog’s sleeping habits. You can observe your dog where and how he sleeps to check for special sleeping patterns. Does your dog like to curl up on a chair or sofa with a blanket, or does he really like to stretch out? Some dogs like to even sleep on your bed with their head right on a soft pillow. With the help of some of these clues, you will want to decide exactly what kind of a bed would be the best for your dog.
There are many varieties of good-quality dog beds to select at the pet store or while shopping for dog supplies online. There are roomy, square, or round lounging dog beds that are nice and soft. Another style is a nestling type bed, which has supportive sides for your dog to rest his head. There are also bolster beds, which may be good for dogs who love to sleep with their head resting on an armrest of a chair or a pillow.
The veterinarian may recommend certain types of supportive orthopedic dog beds for older or arthritic dogs. The traditional or classic dog beds may come with machine-washable covers. Another style would be the mats or pads, which are usually made of foam construction. There are also travel dog beds for families on the go.
A good dog owner will want to make sure their dog’s bed is safe and made very well. The construction of dog beds may consist of foam, polyfill, box spring support, or a combination of all three. Hopefully, your dog will benefit from the support for their bones and joints, comfort and warmth, and also a nice feeling of security.
Don’t forget about the outdoor dog that sleeps in a doghouse. You may wish to get an outdoor-safe bed for an outdoor dog. It is so important to protect your outside dog. They make dog beds that are tough and water-resistant.
Where you place your dog’s bed in your home is also an important factor. You may want to have the dog’s bed in a quiet, safe place in the house. A peaceful and comfortable corner of the room may be nice. You probably will want to pick a special sleeping area for the dog where there is not much noise that would disturb him. Your dog may feel a little more confident and secure if he can still see the people in the house from his sleeping area.
Most puppies in a new home environment may feel somewhat anxious and have a difficult time at first trying to quiet themselves down to sleep for the night. I will offer some helpful tips on how to help a new puppy sleep through the night. A new puppy may whine to get your attention. Everything may seem so new to your puppy in the beginning, until he gets a little used to his new home. He may miss his mom and family litter in the beginning.
The puppy may enjoy having a favorite, safe dog toy or dog blanket with him for a feeling of familiarity and security. If you want your puppy in his bed at a certain time, you can begin a daily routine schedule and try to have him go to bed around the same time every night, so he gets used to this habit. However, if the puppy leaves his dog bed, you can nicely put him back in his bed, so he gets the idea and learns to get comfortable in his special sleeping space.
When the puppy gets accustomed to where his bed is, you may tell him to go into his own dog bed when you want him to go to sleep at night. Dogs like to know what is expected of them. Hopefully, he will soon learn a nice bedtime routine.
So the puppy can sleep well at night, you may want to allow for adequate and appropriate exercise for the puppy throughout the day. You can plan a routine schedule for mealtimes for the puppy. Dogs usually respond well to a nice schedule. It may be helpful to get into the habit of some calm, quiet time before the actual bedtime. Your puppy may need to go outside to urinate immediately before bedtime. Providing background sounds, such as a very soft background sound of a television or radio may calm the puppy down and relax him at night.
A puppy may need to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. If the puppy needs to go out during the night, he may whine, pace or bark. You can take him outside in a safe manner to pee and bring him right back to his sleep area to go back to sleep. He should learn to understand that it is time for sleep and not time to play during the night. Your puppy will learn that his owner is a good leader and he will feel loved and protected. Hopefully, you and your puppy will get sufficient sleep every night and be happy!