For Your Dog’s Comfort, Choosing the Best Bed

By Shannon Gurnee
In Pets
April 21, 2022

Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a collaborative guest post about choosing the best bed for your dog’s comfort.

bed for dog's comfort

Getting a separate bed for your dog is a good idea if he or she spends a lot of time on the couch or in your favorite recliner, or if he or she gets too near to you as the time comes to go to sleep. There is some evidence to suggest that sleeping with a dog on the bed is tolerable, but most people report that their dogs sleep better when they are not in the bed with them.

A dog’s existence revolves on sleeping, and sleeping a lot of it. The typical amount of time your dog spends sleeping is around 12 to 14 hours. As a pup, they may require up to 20 hours of sleep every day. Dog beds come in many shapes and sizes, just like dogs. It might be difficult to locate a reputable business. When it comes to a dog’s bed, every owner has their own preferences. Some considerations must be made while purchasing a dog bed.

Which dog bed should you buy?

Beds come in a wide variety of styles and configurations. Many diverse postures may be seen in the sleeping habits of dogs. They can be stretched out, curled up in various configurations on the floor or even curled up on their backs and legs extended in opposing directions like Superman!

What’s the best bed size for my dog?

It’s critical that you choose a bed that’s the proper size for your dog. It should be big enough to allow them to sleep in all of their natural postures comfortably. Is it possible that your dog will be able to li comfortably in one of these beds and yet be able to stretch out their legs? When purchasing a dog’s bed, there are more than simply the sort of bed to keep in mind:


A longer, rectangular-shaped bed is best for dogs that want to stretch out as they sleep, while a softer, rounder bed is better for dogs who like to snuggle up. How big the bed will be isn’t necessarily determined by their physical stature. A huge dog may curl up and sleep with its tail covering its nose, whereas a little dog may enjoy belly rubs and lie on its back.


After the first wash, a cheap bed might be enticing, but you’ll wind up paying more money in the long run. After washing the cover, certain lower-cost mattresses filled with shredded microfiber are difficult to refill. Get a mattress with a washable cover that is simple to remove and wash. You’ll have to do it more often than you expect.

bed for dog's comfort


Depending on the design, a premium dog bed in Australia might cost anywhere from $35 to $150. Even if the price goes up, you’re making a long-term commitment to your pup’s well-being, safety, and homey feeling. They’ll fall in love with you in no time if you get them the appropriate bed.

Observe your dog’s slumber from the comfort of his bed

Choosing the correct dog bed necessitates consideration of your dog’s sleeping habits. A large bed is necessary for dogs that sleep erect. However, if your dog prefers to snuggle close to you, you’ll could use a small bed with supports for it to lean on. Analyze your dog’s sleeping habits to check whether it’s chilly or warm to the touch. Different types of mattresses may help control your dog’s body temperature, and even some mattresses even include cooling or heating cushions.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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