In addition, a sleeping place is necessary not only for a good rest: the presence of its own secluded territory feeds the dog’s confidence in himself. Choosing soft dog beds, the owners are accustomed to be guided by the stylistic features of the interior and the look of the product, but this approach is fundamentally wrong — first of all, they should please the four-legged family member.
Veterinarians cite 3 key factors that determine the relevance and convenience of products in each case.
You should not take the model "for growth", believing that the beds for large dogs should be just as large as possible. In fact, it is enough to add 15 cm to the size of the pet - these are the optimal parameters of the improved litter. Beds for dogs of small breeds should be very compact at all, too spacious “ground” will simply frighten the animal, the pet will not sleep on it.
In most pet stores you can find the following names:
- sun loungers, framed by the sides - they are often acquired, if offspring is expected, or when elderly pets live in the house;
- rounded wicker baskets with a soft pad inside - this is a comfortable sleeping place and a protected area for miniature rocks;
- mattresses - the most common beds for large dogs in need of open space, preferring to relax, stretching their legs;
- folding models look like master beds, they will appeal to wayward pets.
Practical plastic variations take a special place - they are wear-resistant, they will take out any manipulations of the pet, they are easy to wash, but it is difficult to call them comfortable, here, in any case, soft bedding will be needed.
The bed for medium dogs or large dogs must be very comfortable, otherwise the pet, not at all embarrassed, will occupy the master sofa. Representatives of large breeds favor their own furniture on the dais: they feel like family members if they do not sleep directly at the floor level.
This segment of pet products is distinguished by high prices, and if the factory method of manufacture is not the most important selection criterion, the question of how to make a dog bed with your own hands comes to the fore.