Are Chew Proof Dog Beds, Well, Chew Proof?

Chew Resistant Dog BedsOK, I’ve had many dogs over my 59 years as has my family, my friends, the neighbors, and, well, just about everybody I know. And regardless of dog breed most of them rip about apart most everything they can sink their teeth into, especially as puppies.

So when I came across some “chew proof dog beds” (catch the quotes) I was somewhat (a lot actually) skeptical. Are they really what they claim or do they merely slow the dog down? Maybe 50/50. Let’s take a look.

Read more

Dog Beds For Medium Sized Dogs – “The Middle Child”

Medium Size Dog BedsSome of us know what it’s like to be the infamous middle child, the one who has to fight for attention because they’re not the firstborn nor the small cute baby of the family who is spoiled (according to the older kids).

It seems that sometimes dog beds for medium-sized dogs are akin to this: They’re not too big to lay on the small bed and all dogs can fit on a large bed. So why consider a specific bed for those dogs in the middle (some of which are borderline one way or the other)?

Read more

What I’ve Discovered About Raised Dog Beds

What I've Discovered About Raised Dog Beds
This doesn’t look right.

I suspect some of you have raised dog beds and know why (I’d love to hear your stories). I’ve never bought one so I didn’t know why. Also referred to as “elevated beds,” they serve a very specific purpose that I didn’t know and have spent some time finding out.
So I’ve decided to jump into a review and figure out why they seem so popular. They’re all over Amazon and in many of the pet stores I’ve been to, so there must be something about them that attracts people. And dogs are loving them, hence the market.

Let’s discover why!

Read more

I Wish I Knew About Memory Foam Dog Beds For Large Dogs

I wish I knew about memory foam dog beds for large dogsWe 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.

Read more