Dog beds

Give Your Best Friend A Great Present

If your dog has always sat next to you on the settee and can no longer do so,maybe it is time to buy him an orthopaedic bed. An orthopaedic bed will help him to sleep comfortably at night and therefore be more alert and energetic during the day.

If your dog now needs a boost to get up the stairs in order to sleep in your bedroom by your bed, then consider giving him an orthapaedic bed either in your bedroom or in the hallway. Then, he will still be there for you first thing each day but will, have had a comfortable rest over night, just as you have.

You can site his orthapaedic dog bed in the hallway so that he can rest there during the day if he needs to and still be part of the normal events of the household. Or put it in the kitchen, so he can still have the company he wants.

As dogs get older, they are known to suffer quite badly from aching bones and rheumatism. They give us so much love during their life and really deserve the same thought and caring during their old age that they have given to us. Anything we can do to make their life more comfortable has got to be worthwhile and an orthapaedic bed can do that.

So, give your favourite companion the caring he has earned. It is payback time for a lifetime of playful and joyous moments he has given you. All those times he has warned you of impending danger or just to be a great friend in those times that you were feeling low and neded the companionship. Buy him an orthapaedic bed. I can assure you he will thank you for it. It will ease many of the aches and pains he is getting from old age, and will let him rest easier.

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What Can I Do With a Chewing Dog?

by Terry Zinndell

The jaw muscles of a dog are some of the strongest muscles in the animal kingdom. The Golden retriever, which is just average sized can strip and tear apart a thick Rawhide bone in just a couple of minutes. And that is why it is a pity that they can treat furniture the same way.

The chewing tendency of a dog is going to depend upon his breed and that is why a knowledgeable owner needs to know about the behavior patterns of his dog. However, chewing every object which is present in the house is a normal tendency in every existing dog breed. That is the reason why one has to focus the dog’s attention on some other object upon which they can chew. But that is quite a difficult thing to do with some dogs.

There are younger dogs (mostly puppies) that will have a greater tendency to chew with less discrimination regarding what they choose. However, even young puppies can be discouraged from grabbing things their owners would prefer the dogs stayed away from.

As a little prevention is always better than the cure, keep laundry, shoes, and other chewable items away from the vicinity of the dog. Keep the toys meant for the dog away from the toys which are used by the children.

One can also keep a large number of attractive toys at different locations, both indoors and outdoors, which can be chewed by the dog. Some of these items may include hard rubber, plastic bones, and rawhide bones according to the breed one has. It is not suggested to give a real bone like a chicken bone to a dog, because it might splinter and cause internal injuries.

Thankfully, there are a great many special toys that can be used instead. Many will even have hollow interiors designed to hold treats. Often, the dog will need to struggle a little in order to get to the treat at the center which is the whole idea. This will keep the dog occupied and presents your pet with a solid mental and physical workout which keeps them striving to reach their reward.

One can also admonished the dog firmly especially when it decides to chew upon unsuitable objects. However, yelling or sharp physical punishment is not desirable. So instead of yelling at one’s dog, one needs to vent that anger and frustration somewhere else. That is not easily done, but has to be followed, for a harmonious relationship between the pet and the master.

The development of specific habits can be done by leashing the dog. Then an unsuitable object has to be placed near the dog. The moment, the dog approaches it, the leash should be jerked sideways, and No said very firmly.

Always be sure to jerk sideways and never back. A dog’s neck muscles are very strong, but the dog’s throat can be easily bruised. Remember, the pulling movement is to inform and definitely not to punish.

A dog may have the tendency of chewing objects found outside like fences, chairs, plants and other items. Such behavior can be contained by coating homemade mixtures like cayenne pepper, upon the surfaces which the dog likes to chew. Some commercial products also have bitter apple, which discourages the dog from chewing any surface.

As with all dog training, patience, persistence and consistency will be the primary factors which contribute to success. To suppress chewing, one must be up to the complex challenge since you are training the dog to not perform a behavioral pattern as opposed to learning a new one.

The easiest way to do this is to keep vigilant and calm and redirect the dog’s attention to objects which it can chew, so that it can follow its instincts. The purpose of the exercise is to keep your relationship with your pet happy, instead of losing your temper.

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Choosing A plush dog bed

Choosing a plush dog beds is important as your dog is generally viewed as one of the family. You wouldn’t make your son of daughter sleep on an uncomfortable bed and neither would you want that for your dog. All dogs have different sleep patterns and most dogs will actually sleep for about half of their lives. Larger dogs can even sleep up to 16 hours a day.

The size of your dog will dictate the size of bed to purchase. Dogs do not like too much room as they like to feel secure, so the bed should envelope them without being too small. Dog beds that have sidewalls or are curved tend to make a dog feel very safe and secure. If you have a large dog then you need to make sure the bed is sturdy or the dog will break the bed when it gets up.

Older dogs will need a different type of bed from a younger dog. Older dogs can be quite stiff and have arthritis. There are heated beds designed to sooth aching joints as well as orthopedic beds that make it easy for your dog to get in and out. On the other side your puppy may have difficulty getting into a bed that has very high walls.

comfortable dog bed are designed to fill specific spaces and you can purchase a compact bed if you so desire. Make sure you have an idea of where you want to put the dog bed, measurement help when shopping. There are other types of dog beds that may require their own rooms as some very expensive dog beds are designed as a real bed and have a headboard and cushion. You need to buy a dog bed that will fit the desired area otherwise you may be making an additional trip back to the store.

comfortable dog bed also come in a variety of prices and each style of bed should have different price options. If you have a budget then you should stick too it. As long as the bed is comfortable your dog will be happy and will not care how much you spent on the dog bed. There are dog beds in every price point so do not feel you have to buy a very expensive bed.

If you have a very active dog that likes to run around outside for most of the day then purchasing a bed with a removable cover is a good idea. Your dog will probably get dirty frequently and in turn get his or her bed dirty. A removable cover makes it easy to wash the bed.

A few benefits to purchasing a comfortable dog bed include providing insulation for your dog during the summer and winter months, controlling the spread of dirt, hair and dander, cushioning their joints and bone and providing a private space where your dog can feel safe and secure.

A popular dog bed is the dog nest that will conform to your dogs shape. This bed is similar to a beanbag chair and comes in many different sizes. Almost all dogs like this bed and there are even rectangular versions for dogs that like to spread out.

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Unique Dog Beds – Will Thrill Your Pet And See Them Smile


If anyone actually does believe they can stop their dog from sleeping on the sofa by buying unique dog beds then so be it. I personally can’t get mine to sleep anywhere other than under the covers with me in my king sized, pocketed coil, $2 000 bed. Fortunately she doesn’t smell (to me anyway) and she is small. We tried to get her to sleep in a pink Paris Hilton dog bag, but I don’t think she liked the color very much! The Unusual Beds For Dogs may be just what you’re looking for.

Although it is not a done deal that you will get your sofa or bad back all to yourself again if you buy your pet their own bed. You won’t know unless you actually try. At least you will know that your dog has a comfortable, warm and suitable place to sleep when you decide to start locking him or her out of your bedroom at night.

Obviously both the size and shape of the dog and the bed have to be measured and taken into consideration. Just bear in mind that dogs sleep in various positions, either curled or stretched and the bed has to accommodate both of these positions.

The material in which the bed is made must also be considered. Dogs are as sensitive to skin irritations, if not more so than humans. A natural fiber which is comfortable on the skin is the best option. Dogs are also sensitive to both heat and cold and the material the bed is made of should cater for this. Dogs also like to get dirty and don’t like wiping their feet before they climb into bed, so the fabric should be easy to clean.

Before a dog settles down to sleep, they have a tendency to turn around a half-dozen times before they settle. It is for this reason that up until recent times, dog beds or baskets have been circular. If you choose an angular design, they may not be able to exercise this natural instinct and perhaps won’t settle down. This instinct dates back to when dogs were wild or lived outside; they would trample the grass round them to get comfortable before they went to sleep.

Unique dog beds and accessories are part of an ever growing trend. This trend could prove useful in claiming back your sofa for yourself. A dog likes nothing better than plonking itself down in your lap for a cuddle, but it can get tiresome after a while, especially if your legs go to sleep and make you unable to stand.

Designer dog clothes are available for all breeds and we find many of them being dressed up for auspicious occasions such as Halloween. Why should kids have all the fun, why not pet owners too? Although I don’t quite know how the pets feel about this!

Always ensure that the dog bed you purchase is going to be safe for the animal in question. Puppies and young dogs can be very destructive. Tearing out the stuffing from their bed and swallowing it as though it were candy floss, will more than likely necessitate a trip to the vet. Pet Dog Beds are the Dogs Accessories you should buy your beloved pet.


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