Views: 87     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2021-09-09      Origin: Site

Everyone needs a comfortable place to sleep. Also, since most dogs and cats sleep 10-16 hours or more a day, it's important to choose the right bed for your pet.

Nowadays, dog bed and cat bed are both fashionable and practical, so it's easy to buy the dog bed that suits you best or coordinates with the sofa. Before you buy, consider the following: size, shape and texture. Here are three of the most common mistakes people make when buying dog beds.

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1. select the wrong size dog bed

When people buy a bed for their dog or cat, the biggest mistake is guessing the size. First, measure the length of your pet. This will give you a general idea that your pet needs to be comfortable in size. There's nothing worse than a bed that's too small. Can you imagine sleeping with your feet hanging on the bed? Of course not!

2. shape of dog bed

Take a day or two to analyze how your pet sleeps. Does she curl up into a ball or does she like to stretch? Most pets sleep in different positions, but if you take some time to observe your pet's behavior, you'll have a good idea of what kind of bed he or she likes best. A round dog bed may be best for people who like to curl up, while a large rectangular dog bed is more suitable for people who like to stretch.

In addition, the bed has a variety of styles, such as the traditional filling type, doughnut type or flat cushion type. If your dog needs extra muscle or joint support, consider providing extra support for your dog.

3: wrong texture selected

Just like people, pets have their own unique preferences. Some dogs and cats like the texture of diapers, while others like smooth fabrics. Look at where your dog likes to somersault, which will help you determine the fabric that's best for your pet bed.

Also, consider the climate in which you live. If you are in a cold area, consider buying a heavier fabric, such as Berber or wool. In warm climates, a smooth, cool suede dog bed may be more appropriate.

Remember that your dog or cat may need some time to warm up a new bed. Like a new sheet, a new dog bed needs a break in period. Consider washing the shell to soften it.

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Dogs and cats are very sensitive to odors and may prefer the smell of old blankets or beds, so give your pet time to adjust. You can also leave your old T-shirt in bed for a few days to make it smell more like you (and your pet likes it). Familiarizing your pet with the smell of the bed is the key. When you wash your bed in the washing machine, be gentle on soap and use odorless detergent.

Dogs are social animals. They want to be with you. It's a good idea to put the dog's new bed in your room. Don't be afraid to move it from room to room. No matter where you go, your dog wants to go there!

Finally, you can create a reward system when your pet uses his new bed. Spend a few minutes a day training your dog to sit on his bed.

Using positive reinforcement, it's easy to teach your dog a basic sit / stand in bed. Give your dog a healthy dog meal at a time. Soon, your dog will associate his new bed with something really good.

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