We lost our Australian Shepherd about four years ago. We rescued him from a home that was going to put him down about six years before that, so we lived some great years with him while the kids were growing up.
That’s him in the picture to the right, laying on the carpet at the top of the stairs. We didn’t realize he didn’t have many more months before he stopped coming upstairs but I’ll cover that below. No one told us, and it didn’t occur to us to research memory foam dog beds for large dogs or any dogs for that matter.