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Creating a special space for your dog is an excellent idea if you want to help them get acclimated to their new surroundings quickly. First things first, though, your dog room must have a great dog bed.
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HOW TO CHOOSE A DOG BED
Dog Bed Size
One of the first steps in creating your dog’s new space is to ensure that you have enough room for his bed. Consider any current furniture that may need moving or could stand to lose its practical purpose.
If you are getting a bed for a large breed, you’ll want to be sure you get one that will allow him to stretch out and turn around whenever necessary. Obviously, with smaller breeds, space isn’t as much of an issue.
Another critical aspect of choosing a dog bed is to consider your dog’s sleeping habits.
If your dog spends most of the time sleeping in its bed, then consider a firmer, more durable mattress made of thicker stuffing with good support. However, for most dogs, a soft plush bed will do just fine.
If possible give your dog the option to choose which bed they prefer. Most likely, though, anything will do. If you are happy with it they will be too.
Dog Bed Features
If your dog’s bed will be inside a crate consider if you want any extra accessories like a rehydration station or extra storage.
Some dog crates are structured more like furniture pieces and can offer you drawers or shelves to place their favorite toys and other accessories.
Consider Washable Dog Beds or Use Sheets
You may want to cover their bed with bedsheets so that you can wash them without any hassle. You can measure your fitted sheet and choose the right size for your pet’s bed. It’ll likely be too big, but in the long run, it will save you a lot of cleaning headaches.
It would help if you also learned how to wash a dog bed because it is essential to keep your dog safe and hygienic.
Select the Right Space for Your Dog
After you have selected a bed that is suitable for both your dog and your budget, then it’s time to set up the room.
To begin, you should select an area where you are comfortable storing all of your dog’s belongings and bed. A lot of people opt for a guest bedroom or use the laundry room but even an extra closet will work.
Any decor will do, but staying away from fabrics and items that stain or collect hair is a smart idea.
Creating a bedroom for your dog isn’t as hard as it sounds. You just need a little imagination. Most dogs like sleeping with you, but if that’s not possible, having a room of their own is the next best thing.
“My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.”-Elayne Boosler
Can you share any dog room ideas with us?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.