One of the first purchases most new dog owners make is a puppy bed for their new puppy. Think about it – if you don’t provide a puppy bed for the newest member of your family, your new puppy will have to look elsewhere for somewhere to make his puppy bed. In our case, that meant our puppy helped herself to our couch, which had to be replaced just a couple years after we bought it. So to help make sure you purchase the right puppy bed, keep these tips in mind:
- Remember your puppy will become a dog: One of my favorite pictures is of our sweet little lab puppy in a giant bed we bought. But it wasn’t long that she grew into it. Save yourself some money and buy a puppy bed that your new puppy can grow into.
- Buy a puppy bed with a removable cover: This is an important one if your puppy isn’t housebroken just yet. It’s much easier to throw a cover in the wash rather than try and clean up a puppy bed. Replaceable covers will also come in handy if your puppy chews a hole in his new puppy bed.
- Shop around: There are some great websites online that have quality puppy beds as will most of your local pet superstores. One of the best dog beds we ever bought was at Costco when we were grocery shopping. Thankfully it only came in a pack of one.