Just like puppies feel safe and at home in their cages, a dog bed is a place where adult dogs can be the master of their domain. The rest of the house belongs to the people in it, and a dog can often feel like a second-class citizen. If he has a bed, though, it gives him a place he can retreat to when he needs time by himself. Additionally, giving your dog a place to sleep will keep him from sleeping where you don’t want him to. Dogs will try to find as comfortable a place to sleep as possible, and will often end up cozying in bed with you, scratching up your nice furniture, or tracking dirt on the nice carpets. A dog bed that fits your pet’s sleeping needs will keep him from bothering you or damaging anything else as he tries to nap. To make sure your dog uses it, though, get the right bed. Larger breeds will need larger dog beds, and different beds will come with various features.

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