Choosing Comfy Dog Beds
Comfy dog beds – Animals enjoy many of the same creature amenities as people, including a warm, soft, cozy place to sleep. Coming up with creative ideas for dog beds can help you provide a comfortable sleeping area for your four-legged friend, as well as keep them from getting into “people’s furniture” and spreading or possibly chewing and scratching fine furniture. When developing ideas for dog beds, consider size, cost, comfort and perhaps most important – simple cleaning.
Commercially made dog beds
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You can find a variety of ideas for comfy dog beds at pet stores, pet stores, and big box dealers and in outdoor sports and sports directories and websites. Dog beds are available in a variety of sizes, colors and patterns, and many provide special features for different types of dogs. If you have a creative streak, you can make your own dog bed with materials found in fabric stores and centers home improvement. Good fabrics include heavy upholstery, indoor-outdoor material and cloth. Simple beds can be constructed through the sewing machine three edges of a double-woven fabric with a heavy double sick bag and put a zipper to the fourth side to allow for easy cleaning. Good filling for dog beds includes cotton wool and foam. For outside beds, hay or straw can make a good fill as well.
Faux sheepskin beds
Many cold weather dogs, like Labrador retriever, can be overheated in warm, fluffy beds, but they still enjoy a soft stuffed place to sleep. You can create simple sleeping mats using faux sheepskin. These thin beds are easy to wash and easy to transport. There is no rule that says you have to buy or make a dog bed to make it a good, comfortable sleeping place. In fact, many household items can be repurposed in perfectly suited comfy dog beds. Consider layering old sheets, towels and quilts, or using discarded sofa cushions, clean rugs bath and rugs or crib mattresses.