Dog Beds for Great Danes – While you can buy a dog bed for your Great Dane, there are several options you can take to make a great bed for your canine friend. If you like crafts or sewing, this can be a useful project that will allow you to create a dog bed that may be better than one that is for sale in a store.
Consider the size of your dog (or the size it will become) when you plan to make the dog bed. Male Great Dane usually grows about 4 feet (1.2 m) long. You will have to make a bed that at least has this length so that the dog can stretch. Decide on the type of dog beds for Great Danes you want to make. You may want to add a quilted edge around the bed, or you may just want a rectangular bed that is very comfortable for your Great Dane. Buy the materials you need to make the bed. You can get foam rubber in many craft stores. When you make the bed cover, it is important to select a material that can be easily cleaned.
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Use the foam rubber as a guide, measure and cut the top and bottom pieces of the bed cover, leaving an extra 5 to 8 inches (12.7 to 20.3 cm) from the seam. Then measure the sides of the foam rubber and cut the material for the cover pieces, leaving an extra seam 5 to 8 inches (12.7 to 20.3 cm). The closure will go on the bottom seam at one end. Sew the bed cover of dog beds for Great Danes on a sewing machine, with a stitch of 10 to 12 stitches per inch (2.5 cm). First sew the closure, make sure it is outside when you turn the cover from the inside out. Then join the rest. Although it is not very necessary to put a cover that can be removed, it is a good idea that it can be removed and cleaned periodically. Slide the cover over the foam rubber and close the latch.