Beds for Dobermans
A good dog bed is a good investment because it reduces wear on your Dobe as well as on your carpet. The oils from an animal's coat will cause dirt to cling to your carpet, and a large dog lying down in the same spot over time will cause wear. In addition, you may find that your Dobe likes to lie in high-traffic areas. A bed will encourage your dog to lie where you want her to, and not in a spot where someone is likely to trip over her or step on her nose!
Before making a long-term purchase, you may want to ensure that your pup is past the teething stage and understands that her own toys are appropriate for chewing, but that furniture and clothes should not be damaged. An older dog may become arthritic and require softer bedding. In addition, many problems can cause a dog to become incontinent, so a bed that can be made water-resistant or that has a water-proof side to the cushion is desirable.
Usually beds have a foam or qualofil cushion inside and a removable washable cover with a zipper. A good dog bed should have a fleece cover and perhaps a cushion insert that is plastic on one side and breathable fabric on the other. You could always make this yourself and fill it with foam chips or a solid foam slab.
Those who have more than one Doberman sometimes use a regular twin-sized adult bed for their dogs to share.
If you have another solution for the problem of large dog bedding, please contact me!
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