Pet beds, twin beds, 3 bunk beds — they’re the new big thing.
And according to a new study by PetSmart, the most popular bed size for dogs is a mere two inches (5 cm) longer than most of the others.
But that’s not to say the size of the bed doesn’t matter.
The biggest thing that matters is the comfort level.
According to PetSmart’s research, a full-sized bed is more comfortable than a half-size bed, a standard size bed is better than a smaller one and a medium-sized one is better.
The study also found that a dog that sleeps in the back of a two-person bed has a 60 per cent chance of sleeping comfortably for the rest of its life, compared to a dog sleeping in a four-person or a four person-plus bed.
In fact, dogs who sleep in the front of their beds have a 50 per cent higher chance of staying in their original sleeping position, according to the PetSmart study.
And that’s just the first step.
In addition to the comfort, PetSmart says a dog’s size is also a sign of his or her temperament.
A dog’s temperament can affect the type of bed a person uses, which makes sense, because dogs are notoriously picky when it comes to their sleep positions.
A two-year-old German shepherd, for example, loves to be curled up on his back and he’ll sleep anywhere between six and seven hours a night, with up to eight hours a day spent in his crate.
While some breeds of dogs are much more prone to staying in one spot, a larger dog will probably prefer the side-by-side, side-sleeping position over the standard two-in-one, according PetSmart.
In the meantime, the study recommends that you give your dog a bed that fits his body shape, size and needs.
That way, he’ll have a comfortable bed to fall asleep in.
If you want a larger bed, you can find the perfect size for your pet by researching the dimensions and size of a bed online, looking for the right dimensions online and choosing the right size in your chosen product.
But what about a dog with a small body and big paws?
It’s time to give the dog some love too.
A study published by the American Kennel Club’s American Kennels Association (AKA) last year found that dogs with large paws are more likely to develop problems with their paws, particularly during sleep.
According, the research found that the bigger the paws, the more likely they were to struggle to sleep.
A smaller dog’s paws are just as likely to sleep on the ground, and a larger size means the paws are in a more stable position, which is good news for a dog whose paws often get tired and sore during the night.