Best Dog Beds – A Buying Guide 2022

What are the benefits of a dog bed?

One word: many. However, some people view the best dog beds as unnecessary luxury items and a waste of money. Heck, growing up in the 70s, our dogs always slept on the floor and never had their bed. But oh how times have changed: over the last 10 years, my wife and I have purchased (conservatively) 30 dogs beds for our Rottweilers (we have a “2 dog minimum” ;). Right now in our house, we have a total of 8 beds:

  • 2 downstairs
  • 2 upstairs
  • 2 outside
  • and 2 older ones stashed in our garage for when they need to be boarded

Yes, its a little embarrassing, but it’s the truth, folks. We cycle through dog beds like nobody’s business, but we feel its worth it due to the many benefits:

  • They provide a comforting place to sleep and chill…its their “space.”
  • They help protect a dog’s bones and joints
  • They can provide a layer of insulation year-round and help regulate body temperature
  • They help contain hair and dirt
  • They preserve your furniture
  • They improve a dog’s overall happiness and well being

Our dog Lana loves her bolster orthopedic dog bed!

Consider this: beds are standard items for human beings and a place where we spend 1/3 of our lives. And as we all know, a good night’s sleep can make a huge difference in our attitude, energy levels, and productivity throughout the day. Remember that last time you slept on an awful mattress or the floor?? Yeah…not fun at all, was it? Now think about dogs: they’re not just pets but family members and sleep even more we do (13 hours on average per day). Would you want to sleep on a floor every night? If you did (liar..cough ;), how do you think you’d feel day today? Not very good…so why should your pooch be any different?

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