Choosing the right dog bed
We know you want your fido to be comfy and content in the bed he or she spends lots of time snoozing in. Just like for a human, a bed is very important. It’s your dog’s private domain, so we want him to be over the moon when kipping in it.
Dog beds come in all shapes, types and sizes to fit the needs of the tiniest, skinniest pooch to the most ginormous, fluffy hound, whether they like lots of space to stretch and wriggle or whether they like to be safely cocooned in their cosy den. Order online now, or find out more information below.
Choosing A Bed For Your Dog
Getting a cosy bed for your dog is important, it’s a place where they can go to and feel comfortable. Sometimes dogs like to have their own space and a bed is the perfect place to retreat to. Having bedding that a dog associate with sleeping, resting and night time is helpful when it comes to sending them to sleep at night. A bed shouldn’t be a place for discipline or punishment; you want your dog to feel relaxed in their bed. When it comes to beds, you can definitely spoil your dog with some lovely soft bedding. There are many different Dog Beds to choose from, but what bed is best for you and your dog?
Donut beds are round shaped material beds with no gaps. They are the perfect bed for your dog to curl up in.
If your dog has toilet problems or you simply want a bed that is easy to clean then go for a waterproof bed such as These beds are perfect for dogs that get very dirty and wet on walks.
Oval beds are similar to donut beds except they have a gap at the front where your dog can rest their head if they wish. Here is an example of a waterproof oval bed:
If you want to keep things simple then get your dog a comfy dog cushion that they can lay on. You can get dog cushions that are as large if not larger than normal dog beds. They are very practical and easy to carry around.
Duvets can make excellent beds for dogs as they are extremely comfortable and warm. Your dog will love going and lying on their duvet bed. Lots of dogs love duvets so much that they try and steal their owners, so why not get them their very own duvet
Dog Bean Bags
Think how comfy bean bags are to relax on, now you can get one for your dog. Your dog will love lying on a comfortable bean bag such as this one
Plastic Oval Beds
If you prefer not to get a material bed for your dog then get a Danish Design plastic oval bed. These beds are extremely durable and long lasting, and you can always make them cosier by putting some bedding inside them.
A Complete Guide To Dog Beds
Choosing a bed for your dog can be a little daunting. How do you find the best bed for your beloved pooch? You need to think about their needs and what sort of bed might be right for them. Some of the things you might consider include their age, size, breed and coat type.
Your dog’s bed is their safe place, where they feel comfortable and relaxed. It’s important to get a bed that your dog is happy to sleep in. There are dog beds for every type of dog, dog beds come in a huge range of sizes, shapes, and materials depending on your needs. Before deciding on what type of dog bed to buy here are some things you should consider.
Where will the bed go in your home?
The first thing you need to think about is where your new dog bed will go in your home. Dog Beds can take up more room than you think. The last thing you want to do is order a bed and realise you have nowhere to put it.
You also need to decide on a place in your house where your dog will be comfortable. They will probably prefer a quieter area where they can get away from the noise and people in the household. It also shouldn’t be near any drafts or your dog could catch a chill. Equally, you don’t want it to be in an area of your home that’s going to be too hot.
Does your dog have any special requirements?
Does your dog have any allergies? Do they have back or joint problems? Think about whether your dog has any special requirements that might have an impact on what dog bed you get. For example dogs with allergies should go for a hypoallergenic bed.
Where do they feel most comfortable?
Does your dog love lying across the cool, hard kitchen floor or do they prefer snuggling up on a nice comfy sofa. Obserb where your dog tends to relax in your home and it might help you decide what sort of material they would prefer.
Your dog’s sleeping position
Dogs sleep in lots of different positions. Some positions they sleep in certainly don’t look comfortable even if your dog seems perfectly happy. Does your dog stretch their legs out, curl up in a ball like a fox or lie on their back with their legs in the air? Watch them and make a note of their favourite sleeping position and then choose a bed shape that is most suitable.
What size bed will they require?
Think about how big your dog is and consider how large their bed needs to be. They will need to be able to stretch out on their bed to make sure the size you choose can accommodate this.
Does your dog get very dirty?
Does your dog love to jump in muddy puddles and get really dirty? If so you might want to get either a bed you can wash very easily, or choose a plastic waterproof bed.If they are very young or tend to have quite a few accidents then a waterproof dog bed might be a sensible choice.
Does your dog shed a lot?
If your dog sheds a lot of fur then you will probably want a bed that you can vacuum easily. You probably want to stay away from materials that attract hairs such as wool and cotton.
How old is your dog?
Older dogs have different requirements when it comes to a bed. They need something that will support their joints and provide them with comfort as life gets more difficult. Orthopedic beds are particularly good for older dogs, including memory foam beds that provide added comfort. Some older dogs also prefer firmer beds that give them more support.
Does your dog like to chew things?
If your dog likes to chew things then you might want to buy a bed that’s made from tougher material. If you don’t opt for a more sensible choice you might come home to a demolished dog bed and bedding all over your lounge.
Bed for puppies
Remember if you are getting a bed for a puppy that you will need one big enough for them to grow into. Otherwise, you will find yourself buying three or four different sized beds as they get bigger. Puppy beds should be nice and soft and most importantly, easy to clean.
Getting your dog used to their new bed
Sometimes dogs take a while to settle into their new bed. You may need to introduce them to it slowly with treats. One of the reasons dogs choose not to sleep in new beds is because they are too hot. Your dog might find it really comfy, but they will always retreat to somewhere cooler.
Try and make their new bed feel more like home by putting some of their toys inside or next to it, your dog will be reassured by the familiar smell.
How much do you want to spend on a dog bed? We all love to treat our dogs and getting them a comfy bed is important. Similarly to humans, dogs spend a large portion of their time snoozing in their bed. However, you need to think about how much you are willing to spend on a dog bed. You can get anything from affordable basic dog beds to plush luxury designer beds.
Different types of dog bed
- Donut beds
- Waterproof beds
- Oval beds
- Dog cushions
- Dog duvets
- Dog beanbags
- Plastic oval beds
Dog bed brands
We sell a wide selection of beds from some of the most well-known brands. Here are some of the brands of dog bed we sell:
- Danish design
- Enchanted home pet
- Hemmo and co
- House of paws
- P and L Leisure
- Pet Brands Ltd
- Pet Face
Take a look at our fantastic range of dog beds byand find your dog a perfect bed.
Benefits of using a Dog Bed
For many families, their dogs are seen as a genuine family member. As such, your dog deserves the same level of respect you would give to your human family members. Dogs naturally seek to sleep on elevated levels, so they are usually not keen to sleep on the floor. However, having your dog sleep in your bed can be disruptive to any romantic relationship you may have. Therefore, the ideal solution is to provide your dogs with suitable .
If you are concerned about the appearance of your home, there are many designer Dog Beds available. These are able to reflect your home furnishing tastes, as well as your dog’s personality. The dog bed will also stop your bed from becoming covered in shed dog hair and maintain an overall level of household hygiene.
In past decades, outdoor dog houses were preferred over Dog Beds, but the increase in the popularity of dogs has led many to believe that leaving your dog outside is cruel. As a result, most people nowadays would prefer to keep their dogs indoors at night. Having your dog inside adds a level of security to your home, knowing that your pooch is never far away when you need him.
If you are often on the go with your dog, you will be glad to hear that there are also dog beds intended for travel available. These either inflate or simply roll out to provide a comfortable resting spot for your beloved dog.
If you have a shy dog, or your dog is a toy breed, you may want to consider investing in a covered dog bed. Dogs love having a little home of their own. This also provides your dog with privacy, in case they are easily scared or disturbed. These typically look like a small house or tent and are made of fabric.
For the ultimate luxury, you can opt for a raised dog bed. These look like the beds you are used to seeing at human furniture stores with four legs and a raised mattress. You can even get special four poster dog beds, if you really want to spoil your dog.
For older and frail dogs, you could invest in a soft nesting bed and a self heating thermal cushion. Nesting beds are usually made of plush material and feature a small raised “wall” on the rim for your dog to snuggle up against.
If you have a very active dog, or if you live in a warm climate, you can also getting cooling dog beds. As the name suggests, this a type of bed that will help your dog cool down, if they have a thick coat of hair or simply have trouble cooling down in the hot weather.
From large dog beds for Great Danes to teeny beds for Pomeranian
You can get beds to suit pooches of every size, from small beds for dachshund to large dog beds for wolfhounds. We want you to be able to find the best option for you and your best furry friend. We sell raised dog beds, plastic beds, luxury beds, memory foam beds, mattresses for dogs, dog sofa beds and much more.
Some people and their dogs need a dog bed which is suitable for packing up and taking with them when they travel, so need it to be easily compacted or rolled up. Some need doggie beds which offer a lot of insulation to keep a small puppy, pup who lives somewhere chilly or a naturally small dog toasty. If they tear up the house whenever they get a chance, a plastic bed might better stand the test of time.
Get variety by buying your perfect bed online
We know that you and your dog’s needs might be quite specific, varied and unique, so we’ve curated the broadest range we could, to cater for all your tastes and eventualities. Whatever both of your needs are, we have something to fit you and your pooch. We also offer free delivery on all orders over £25, and can deliver directly to your front door.
Only the best – in quality, and in value
We only stock the best quality dog beds, because we know that comfort is everything. A well–rested pooch is a happy pooch. We also know, as dog lovers ourselves, that dog beds are in constant use. That means they need to be well-made and durable, to stand to withstand daily wear and tear.
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Despite always stocking the best quality dog beds, we are able to offer some of the lowest prices in the UK. Trading online makes delivery quicker and easier too.
The RSPCA has a great article on choosing the perfect dog bed