The Modern Pet

Selecting a Contemporary Bed for your Dog

For most people, It's just too inconvenient to take their dog to a pet store and shop for dog beds. A trip to the shop will most likely be frightening or distracting for your dog to pay attention to the beds you are currently looking at. You'll need to know the things to consider when deciding on a bed since it is typically impractical to let your dog help choose a bed. Here is a list of the most important factors to consider.

The Size of the Dog Bed

There are many things you want to consider when selecting a contemporary or modern bed for you dog. The first and most important factor is the size of the dog bed. You need to find a dog bed that is big enough and strong enough to comply with your dog's size as well as temperament. By taking some measurements you can get the right fit for your dog. While they are standing up do this.. measure your dog.

Begin by taking a measurement from the tip of nose to the base of tail. Take a measurement from the ground to the shoulders or head. You'll need to add 12", if you're thinking of purchasing a mattress dog bed. You can get an approximate width and length to get a dog bed by doing this. While he's curled up in the position for nest beds, gauge the amount of your dog. To do this, measure from the top of the head to the point where the tail meets the hindquarters and then add 7" to 9".

The most comfortable off modern dog beds. Will be those which are a little bigger than your actual measurements. It will probably not be comfortable for the dog if you end up getting a bed that is too small. If your dog is a pup, you should allow room for expansion, and you want to make sure that there is space for the dog to move no matter if he's full grown or whether your dog is still growing.

The Climate

Another factor to consider is the weather. You'll need to choose a dog bed which can stand up to whatever weather conditions Mother Nature decides to throw at it. Some questions you need to ask yourself are: Do you want your dog bed to give warmth in the winter or provide air flow in summer? Are you going to be using this mattress in your home or outside? What are the temperature ranges where you live? When searching for a dog bed these are important questions to find the best bed for the dog.

To be certain the dog bed doesn't clash with the design and colors of your house decor, the shape, style, and color of the bed you choose should be given serious attention. You should choose the style and the shape of your dog bed by the sleeping habits of your dog and thinking about it's size as well. Pay careful attention to what position they sleep in and where they sleep. Choosing a bed that can be easily moved about the house and match the decor in several rooms can be beneficial. You should choose a bed that matches the area where your dog spends the most time sleeping.

The Shape of the Dog Bed 

Selecting the ample form is another factor that is very important when shopping for a modern dog bed. Dog beds come in many different and unique shapes; cuddler or donut beds, round planters, round fluffy balls or pillows flat beds and couch shaped furniture. You want to pay attention to select the right shape for your puppy. Then a nest bed is probably the choice for him if your dog curls up when sleeping, as they provide great cold-weather insulation. Most nesting beds are just fabric and fill and are only good for indoor use.

The height of the bed is another important factor, it should be determined my the size of your dog. Also, you probably do not want to get a platform or furniture type dog bed for small dogs or dog with arthritis that have a hard time climbing.

The Style of the Dog Bed 

Dogs which love curling up usually and stretching out often do this with comfortable luxury dog beds. These small doggie sofas are fantastic, as their long length allow for a great amount of stretching out. These modern pet beds are more expensive because they many are made with wood frames just like real sofas.

Another type of dog beds are platform dog beds, which mimic the classic mid-century modern look. Platform style dog beds are often made from wood or plastic and supply an elevated area. Platform style dog beds are great for hot weather because many of them allow for air flow.

You will need to make sure that your dog bed cover is up to the challenge because dogs can be messy. Fabrics which may be removed and washed in the laundry should be looked at. Make certain the seams are double-stitched to ensure durability. Stain-resistant fabric for your dog bed is another great feature to look for. Many sofa-type dog beds can be bought with a washable slip cover which is worth the extra money when it is time to clean.

Your dog's comfort and health depend upon his getting a good night's sleep. Making an educated decision when you purchase a contemporary dog bed.