Choosing a Bed For Your Dog

For most people it is just too convenient to bring their dogs to the pet store and shop for a dog bed. A trip to the pet store will most likely be too scary. Since it is usually impractical to let your dog choose a bed, you will need to know the things to consider when choosing a bed on your dogs behalf.

There are many things you need to consider when choosing a bed for your dog. First and most important factor is the size of the bed. You need to find a dog bed that is big enough and strong enough to comply with the size and temperament of your dog. You can get the right fit for your dog by taking several measurements. There is a wide selection available for dog beds online.

Measure your dog while they are standing. Begin by taking a measurement from the tip of the nose to base of tail. Next, take the measurement from the floor to the shoulders or head. If you’re thinking of buying a mattress dog bed, you will need to add 12 inches to the two measurements you have taken.

By doing this, you can get the approximate width and length for a dog bed. Measure your dog another time in his favorite sleeping position; perhaps his length when fully stretched out, or his diameter when curled into a ball. For nest beds, measure the length of your dog while he is curled up in the sleeping position.