How to Find a Good Place to Put a Dog Bed

by Tom Ryan
    The dog's bed should be in a room where people hang out.

    The dog's bed should be in a room where people hang out.

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    Every dog needs a good bed, and if you want them to get the most out of it, you have to put it somewhere appealing. If your dog doesn't approve of where you place it, they may not use it, but finding a good spot is an easy simple task.

    Step 1

    Think outside the house. If your dog spends most of her time outside, keeping a bed in the yard gives her a place to lie down other than the grass.

    Step 2

    Watch your dog to see where she likes to hang out. For example, if your dog loves getting cozy in her crate, sticking the bed in there makes it all the more comfortable.

    Step 3

    Keep it visible, but out of the way. You wouldn't want your bed to be in the middle of a busy household, and neither does your dog. Keep it away from the flow of traffic, but in an area where people congregate. This way, your dog can get her rest while still being close to you.

    Step 4

    Choose a warm spot. Not many dogs want to nap in front of a drafty window, but that spot in front of the heater vent is just begging for a dog bed.

    Step 5

    Find space in your bedroom for the dog's bed if you're sick of sharing your own. Your dog wants to be near you, even at night, and giving her a place to crash in your bedroom makes it easier to get out of sharing your own bed.

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    About the Author

    Tom Ryan is a freelance writer, editor and English tutor. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English writing, and has also worked as an arts and entertainment reporter with "The Pitt News" and a public relations and advertising copywriter with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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