Does your pup need a special place?
How much sleep do dogs need & is it important to have their own bed?
Learn how you can improve your dog's quality of life!
In today's blog post, we're going to answer one of the most asked question I'm getting recently on our social media and even at my work that is how much sleep do dogs need and do they really need the "special place" we all have and dream about every day after the exhausting work.
1. How much sleep is enough?
Dogs sleep between 12 to 18 hours a day, depending on age. So, they need a comfy bed to snooze on just like you do! It’s great to have your pup share your room but it’s best if your pooch has a cozy bed to sleep on away from your own bed. If you don’t let your dog in your bed, it’s even more important for your pooch to have a cozy spot to sleep that isn’t the floor.
Although you might find your pup occasionally, or often, snuggled at your side during the night, dogs need to have a bed of their own. Then, even when you’re not there, they can relax in a spot that’s dedicated to them.
2. Good Bed = Good Sleep
A great dog bed provides your pup a space that’s not only comfortable but also supportive and soft. Think about how you sleep best. Don’t you feel better on a comfy bed with your head supported by a soft, cloud-like pillow? There are a variety of features that make for a good dog bed, and they should come into consideration when shopping for one for your furry friend.
3. A Good Bed Supports Joints
As dogs age, they may develop problems like arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other joint issues. To help with these issues, a supportive dog bed is imperative to cushion your dog’s body and provide relief from the pain associated with age-related health problems. A comfy dog bed also supports the joints of developing puppies too, ensuring a good night’s rest!
4. Good Beds Ensure Better Sleep
Dogs, like people, need good quality sleep to stay healthy! Not only that, but a good night’s rest improves your dog’s memory and can even make your fluffy friend smarter! That’s because when dogs learn new commands, they tend to do better in repeating those commands when they sleep properly. After all, when pups are well-rested, they have more energy to devote to learning!
5. Your Pup Needs a Spor to Relax
A cozy dog bed should be an oasis for your dog! You’ll want to choose a good dog bed that is an appropriate size for your pup. Make sure that your canine companion has more than enough space to stretch out and snooze. You can even place the bed within your pup’s crate. That way, it gives your pooch a cozy hide-a-way to hang out when they’re feeling stressed. Consider placing several around your home. This encourages your dog to hang out on these beds rather than on your furniture. It also means you’ll clean less dog hair off of your couches and chairs!