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Sleeping is a time to relax and regenerate, it’s a time to build your energy levels and strength back up. We all know how important having enough sleep is for us, but it’s just as important for dogs. Though there are differences between breeds and age, dogs can spend up to 22 hours per day resting; ranging from a light doze to a deep sleep. This long resting time is due to the fact that dogs don’t often spend long in a deep sleep like we do. Instead, they spend a lot of time lying down with their eyes closed, but not actually sleeping. This is why dogs can jump up and play at a moment’s notice and rarely need time to properly wake up.

If a dog doesn’t get an adequate amount of good quality sleep, they can develop problems. For example, fatigue can lead to aggression and multiple chronic diseases. Dogs are always ready to play and have fun, and they’re not very good at realising how important rest is for them. This is why finding them a fantastic dog bed is key. As their owner, it’s your job to ensure they are not fatigued and overworked due to lack of sleep.

Which Dog Bed Should You Choose?

The key thing to think about when choosing a dog bed is size, the size of your dog and the size of the bed. If you want your four-legged friend to be comfortable, you need to purchase a bed that’s large enough for them to stretch out and relax. You will see that a lot of our dog beds have raised sides, which provides your dog with somewhere to lean and creates additional comfort.

There’s certainly no shortage of options when it comes to dog beds at Pets & Lifestyle, and choosing the right one for your dog is key. We offer a wide range of high quality dog beds, so there is something for every owner and every dog. As well as ensuring our dog beds are comfortable and well made, we specifically stock dog beds that are simple yet stylish. You can choose any of our dog beds, or travel dog beds, knowing that it will look great in your home. Simply, there is something for every style and every taste.

Where Should You Put a Dog Bed?

A lot of people make the mistake of assuming a dog bed can be placed anywhere, but this isn’t recommended. It’s actually very important to place a dog bed somewhere quiet, relaxing and without any distractions. For example, you should remove all dog toys from the area and place it away from busy parts of the home. This includes placing it close to a loud television or next to a frequently used dining table. Without distractions, your dog can rest and regenerate as much as they need to. Think about it, it’s hard to have a good quality sleep – something which all dogs need – somewhere that is loud and busy. When you have purchased a dog bed, the most important thing to do is place it close to you. Dogs are loyal animals and they find comfort in being with their owner, and having them sleep close to you helps them to not feel lonely.