How to Choose a Quality Dog Bed

When it comes to man’s best friend, our love usually knows no bounds. It’s not always preferable to have your pooch in bed with you, though, especially if you happen to have a rather large dog. Many people order dog beds from Canada, but your choice depends on the space you have available, the size of your dog and the kinds of materials you feel comfortable using. Here are some tips, and a brief buying guide, to help you decide on which dog bed is right for you.


The size of your home probably influenced the size of your dog, but some people do buy large dogs even if they live in a smaller space. Figure out where you’ll place the bed first. Some people like the closet, others prefer the fireplace for winter time. If your dog is on the smaller side, you can fit him or her at the foot of your bed too. Just make sure the bed isn’t in a space where it’s likely someone will trip over it. Some dogs also have a hiding space when guests come over, so it might be a good idea to place the bed there.

Type of Materials

Materials can make a big difference when it comes to where your dog sleeps. Some bedding has fireproofing chemical sprayed all over the surface to prevent fires. If you’re going to place it outside, make sure you order custom cushions that utilize outdoor foam so you’re protected from the elements. Outdoor foam is also anti-microbial, so your puppy won’t develop respiratory problems just trying to catch some sleep for the night.

Other Concerns

Comfort is rarely a concern, as a softer surface is welcome to any dog. Just make sure you’re using foam to stuff the pillow and you’ll have a happy dog. The fabric you use to cover that bed, however, can be cause for concern. If your dog claws things it loves, and really what dog doesn’t, then a bed wrapped in cotton will come to pieces in just a few months. Even with upholstery foam from Canada underneath, your dog will shred the insides in a matter of time.

Final Thoughts

Choosing a dog bed isn’t the most complicated process in the world, but choosing the right bed will make your dog happy and keep it healthy. You owe your pup a well-thought decision on which materials are best, and where to place their bedroom.
The Foam Factory, Inc. ships custom cushions from its Southeast Michigan manufacturing facility.