How to choose the right dog bed?
At Pet Prestige, we love dogs!
Big, small, fluffy, slim, active and lazy, we believe that dogs bring so much joy to our lives, and for that, they deserve all the love, affection and luxury we can give them.
One of the best ways to show your dog just how much they mean to you is to invest in a top-quality dog bed like our brand new Hideaway Cushion. Luxury dog beds provide a home within a home for your furry friend, giving them their own pampered haven of luxury to wind down in after a long day of doing all the things dogs do best. A good dog bed can also boost your pup’s health and help with all kinds of behavioural issues.
So far, so good, but there are a fair few dog beds out there and you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the right one for your pooch – one that suits its size, its breed and it's temperament. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at what dog bed is the best choice for your dog, exploring what to look out for when making your decision about which bed to go for.
Choose the right size
Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and as such, your first consideration when looking for a dog bed should be to find the right size bed for your pet. Size is a big deal because small dog beds that are too short will be too uncomfortable for your dog, while large dog beds that are oversized can take up some serious room in your home.
Bigger is always better, so try to buy a bed that is a little larger than the room your pup will take up – everyone needs to stretch their legs now and then!
Consider the design
Just like us humans, every dog has its own personality, made up of different behaviours and reactions to day-to-day life. Because of this, some anxious or excitable dogs can need specially-designed exclusive dog beds that cater to their specific needs.
Hooded designs can often come in handy, giving sensitive pooches a barrier between themselves and the outside world for when it all gets a bit too much. Likewise, older dogs can need that little bit of extra padding to soothe aching bones and muscles after a long day out and about.
Go for the best materials
The best top quality pet beds out there are designed using only the best materials available to make sure your pets are given the real luxury treatment every time they hit the hay. Padding is essential for comfort, memory foam even better, and ideally, you should go for pet beds that have durable upholstery that’s easily washable.
Dogs really are great to have around but after a day of walks and general dog activity, they can leave their mark on their bed, so it’s best to have the right material for the job.
Set out a spot in your home for the bed
Before you buy your dog a new bed, it’s a smart move to set out some space in your home for where you’d like the bed to go. A nice cosy spot is always good, so try to pick out somewhere that’s within fair distance from a heat source but far enough away from any draughts that could cause some late-night chills.
You should also consider the social aspect – some dogs like to relax on their own in a quiet space to themselves, others prefer to be around the family so they can enjoy your company while they doze off. Give it some thought, section off a space, and buy the right sized bed for the job.
Get the right dog bed for your interior design
Okay, this one’s more for you than your dog, but it’s always worth considering how your dog bed will fit in with the decorations in your home. Ideally, you’ll want a bed that’s smart but not too garish, seamlessly fitting in with all the rest of the furniture in the room.
The easiest way to do this is to go for a bed in a neutral colour like black or grey – the added benefit of these colours is that any mud or muck that gets trawled in after extensive walkies won’t stand out quite as much – a win-win solution.
Those are just some of our tips for picking out the right dog bed for you and your best furry friend. Buying the best bed for your dog now will keep you both tucked up and dreaming away every night for years to come!
At Pet Prestige UK, our brand-new dog bed, The Hideaway Cushion, is the perfect sleep space for your dog, whatever their personality, whatever their size.
With impeccable dual-sided memory foam padding and heavy-duty, velvet upholstery in stylish grey, this is the next level of luxury for your pup – a dog bed that offers pampered cosiness and elegant comfort with every snooze. A removable hood and three different sizing options completes the picture of a dreamy sleeping experience for your dog!