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How To Choose The Perfect Dog Bed

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Dogs are so active by nature! They enjoy exploring, sniffing and playing and it's equally important we give them a place of their own, and the right dog bed can provide that perfect spot for your furry companion. Adding a stylish element to your home decor, a dog bed can provide a multitude of benefits for you and your pooch!


Being a dog parent, take into consideration the size, age, and health of your dog and think about the type of bed in which your dog will be most comfortable staying. 


Some dogs may have specific needs when it comes to beds. Older dogs or dogs with any health issues or joint problems will benefit from an orthopedic or memory foam bed which they can get in and out of easily.


Match The Dog Bed With Your Interior


To us, life is better with dogs. Living with them, literally, can be a beautiful thing, too. Try to match the dog bed to the overall look of the room where you’ll be keeping it. The bed you provide for your beloved dog should be both functional, fashionable and complement modern pet owners’ styles so you no longer have to ditch the ugly, smelly, worn-out dog bed in the cupboard under the stairs. It should also be durable enough to stand the test of time with even the cheekiest of furry friends. Durability means you won’t have to replace them year on year.


What is the best size for my dog? 


Choosing the best size for your dog is a little tricky. The bed should be large enough for them to be able to lie comfortably in all-natural positions. 


Many of the small and toy breed dogs like beds they can snuggle in, feel safe and cuddle.

Some small breeds are Dachshund, Chihuahua, Pug, Jack Russell Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Silky Terrier, Toy Poodle, Toy Fox Terrier, Pekingese, Maltese, English Toy Spaniel, Havanese, Miniature Pinscher, Papillion, Chinese Crested, Shih Tzu, Brussels Griffon, Italian Greyhound, Pomeranian. 


With every detail carefully considered, The Snuggle Dog Nest is a pure safe haven for your little fur baby to curl up and retreat in their own cuddly nest any time of the day. It has been lovingly designed to invoke a sense of security and serve as a savior for your little pooch who get a little anxious.

For medium dog breeds, the dog bed should provide your loveable pooch their very own dream retreat for an incomparable sleep experience at any time of day. Some medium breeds are Beagle, Corgi, American Staffordshire Terrier, Shiba Inu, Schnauzer, Cocker Spaniel, American Foxhound, American Water Spaniel, Basenji, French Bulldog, Spoodle, Medium Labradoodle.


For large dog breeds, we recommend getting a multi-layer memory foam cushioning bed that provides first-class support and comfort. Some large breeds are Labrador, Australian Shepherd, Bulldog, Standard Labradoodle, Dalmation, Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, Boxer, Chow Chow, Samoyed, Shetland Sheepdog, Siberian Husky, Weimaraner, Bullmastiff, Standard Poodle, Golden Retriever, English Mastiff, Shar Pei, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Boxer, Rottweiler. 


The Cloud Dog Lounge is our signature large-sized flat lounge. Dubbed the “cocoon,” its unique memory effect satisfies your beloved pooch’s every need, reacting to body shape, weight, and temperature. Its tri-layer technology promotes air flow creating a cooling effect in warmer months.


If you are unsure what dog bed size to choose, tell us your dog’s breed, length and weight and we’ll be more than happy to help you with your decision.


What material should my dog bed be, and how can I wash it?


Keeping a dog bed clean can be a challenge due to shedding, so you should be mindful in selecting a dog bed with features that make them easy to clean. Chasing Winter’s Signature Linen Dream cover will outlast competitors. Stain-resistant, color-fast, and quick-drying, it will not disappoint! It’s designed to repel nasties such as stray fur, dirt and dribble, flea larvae, and water droplets, and to neutralize dog odor. Loose fur on the covers can easily be vacuumed away while any marks and odor can be machine washed with amazing results. The inner can be aired and deodorized.


Always check to see if the covering on the bed is removable and washable. A washable cover is almost a necessity since it will surely get dirty over time. Our dog beds come with generous zip opening and a sneaky zipper guard to protect your floors and avoid our chewy friends from playing with the zipper head. Just remember to remove all foam inners before washing.


Got more fur babies? 


To avoid competition, it is ideal to have a minimum of one bed per dog. If your dogs enjoy snuggling up together, consider getting an additional dog bed large enough for them to comfortably share.


And for our last and most important tip, let our sleeping dogs snooze. We know how cute and irresistible they are while they sleep, but just like us, dogs are no different. We wouldn’t like to be disturbed when we are trying to catch forty winks. Make sure everyone in the family, including kids, knows to leave your dog alone while snoozing in their bed - this is an important part of keeping children safe and dogs happy.