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Before you start shopping for dog beds think about just how much joy your pooch brings you. Have you ever walked through the front door and not been greeted by an over-excited, tail-wagging, slobbering mess of a pooch? Not likely. Regardless of the time of day, the length of time you left them, or the mood you were in when you last saw them, your loving and devoted friend will always be happy to see you. And that’s a lot more than we can say for humans.

We all know we shouldn’t over feed dogs or give them too many treats, although this can be a hard thing when they look at you with those pleading eyes. You want to reward them for being such a wonderful companion and we don’t blame you for that! Although there is another way you can thank your dog for all the love, pats and cuddles they give you, and that is by giving them a nice warm dog bed to snuggle into at night. Dogs really don’t ask for much but a good diet, a warm place to lay their weary head and regular exercise can go a long way to improving the quality of life for your pet. And these are all easy things to achieve.

Buying the right dog bed for your dog
Choosing the right bed for your pet is not a hard process, but there are a few simple things your need to consider to make sure you get one that is right for your furry friend.

Indoor or outdoor?
First and foremost, is the bed intended for the indoors or outdoors? This is one of the most important factors as it will inform the type of bed you choose. If outdoors was your answer, then this bed will need withstand harsher weather conditions. The best dog beds for the outdoors are those that are raised off the ground which will protect the bed as well as keep your pooch nice and dry. The other option for the outdoor is a mat with a canvas cover. If the bed is for indoors then there are a lot more options open to you. You can choose fleece, cushions, pillows, mats and a range of other options.

Age of your dog
The next thing to consider is the age of your pet. If you have a brand new puppy then chances are he’s going to be biting everything and anything in his sights. This is normal and all dogs do it but it should be something you consider when buying a bed for your pup. A soft bed full of stuffing might be seen by your pup as the ideal chewing toy. There’s every chance you might come home one day to a mess of material and stuffing because your puppy got a bit bored while your were out. Make sure the bed you choose is made from tough stuff to withstand the puppy months. On the other hand, if your dog is older and suffers from arthritis, you might want to consider an orthopaedic bed. These beds are specifically made to help keep arthritic dogs as comfortable as possible in their latter years.

Size of your dog
Large dogs need a bed that has a sturdy construction so it supports your dog’s weight, which is crucial if you want your pet to be comfortable. Larger dogs are also more prone to arthritis more than smaller dogs so it’s important that their bed is supportive of their body weight. Small dogs and puppies are lighter so they don’t need as much support from their beds. Often a soft round bed is the ideal choice for a small dog or a new pup.

You dog’s preference
Yes, I know you can’t go and ask your dog what he prefers, but you can observe the way he sleeps. If your dog likes to sprawl out nice and long, using all the space available to him, then a round bed with sides is unlikely going to cut it for him. You’ll probably find him sprawled out on the floor right next to his beautiful new bed. In this case, dog mats or cushions are probably the best option for you. Alternatively, if your pooch curls up tight in a little ball when sleeping, then a soft round bed is likely to be his bed of choice.

Your climate
Lastly, please consider your climate. If your winters are cold and the weather harsh then you need to take this into consideration when purchasing the ideal bed. Many people in cool climates actual opt for a heated dog bed and this is an excellent option if your pet needs some added warmth. On the other hand, if your climate is hot and humid, then a dog mat will allow your pet to stretch out to keep cool while also providing comfort and support. Some people even go as far as to have a winter and summer bed for their pampered pooch!

Tips for buying dog beds online
Shopping online for your pet is an excellent idea because it allows you to view a large range of options, all from the comfort of your own home. Not sure what your dog’s preference of bed will be? Look down! You’re sure to see either a long sprawled canine of a tightly curled up pooch.

Before you go ahead and purchase anything, make sure you check the shipping costs, as well as the returns policy of any store you intend to buy from. All good online retailers (like us!) will have a money back guarantee and offer free shipping to their loyal customers.