Dog Beds

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Great Beds for Place (Go to Bed).


Sending your dog to “Place” and having him stay there is both a great convenience and an important safety habit. If you drop a glass jar or your dog looks suddenly tense with a guest, “Place” can prevent problems. My favorite bed for this is an elevated dog bed because the more obvious the boundary is between on the bed and off the bed the easier it is to your dog to understand what is expected. And that makes the behavior both easier to teach and more reliable.

The Elevated Dog Bed: My Favorite Dog Beds for Place

Coolaroo Dog Bed image

Coolaroo Steel-Framed Pet Bed

  • 4 Colors/3 Sizes
  • Elevates pets off of the cold, hard ground
  • Unique Coolaroo breathable knitted fabric keeps pets comfortable
  • Resistant to fleas, mites, mold, mildew and has a 5 year UV degradation warranty
  • Easy to maintain and clean; just spray it down with a hose and mild soap
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Kuranda Elevated Dog Bed Image
Kuranda Almond PVC Chew proof Dog Bed

  • High strength, furniture grade poly-resin frames
  • Elevated Design to keep your dog dry and comfortable indoors and out
  • Easy to Clean, guaranteed to stand up to repeated cleaning.
  • Heavy Duty 40oz solid vinyl is our most durable fabric, great for outdoor use.
  • 1 Year Warranty
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K9 Ballistics Chew Proof Cujo Cot Elevated Dog Bed ImageK9 Ballistics Chew Proof Cujo Cot Tan

  • Virtually indestructible against heavy persistent chewers
  • All aluminum construction, no cheap plastics used here
  • Raised dog bed is designed for outdoor or indoor use, can be used as a cooling bed in summer months
  • Water, Hair, Dirt, Tear and Odor Resistant, simply hose down when it’s time to clean
  • Made with our durable rip stop ballistic fibers, all seams are double stitched for extra strength
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Cuddle or Donut Beds: Also Good

K&H Cuddle Cube Dog Bed Image
K&H Cuddle Cube Pet Bed

  • Non-slip bottom
  • Removable cover
  • Fill made from recycled plastic bottles
  • 12″ thick and is easy wash and care.
  • Available in 3 sizes and colors
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Majestic Pet Sherpa Bagel Dog Bed image
Majestic Pet Sherpa Bagel Bed for Pets

  • Base made of waterproof 300/600 Denier
  • Made of a 7-ounce Poly/Cotton Twill, stuffed with a Premium High Loft Polyester Fiber Fil
  • Made in the USA
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The less of an obvious boundary there is between on or off the bed, the harder it is for your dog to understand the point you are trying to make: to stay on the bed.

Conversely, when your dog has to step down to step off the bed, it is easy for your dog to understand that staying on the bed is what you want. If stepping down isn’t an option then stepping over a bolster or out of a cuddle bed is the next best choice.

The hardest? A mat or crate pad where your dog will hang body parts over the edge. Not impossible, by any means, just takes a little longer for your dog to catch on to the exact task. Have a bed with clear boundary makes life easier for both of you.

Author: Sarah

Sarah Wilson, Dog Expert, offers experienced-based dog info with humor. Author of 8 books, seen on PBS, Sarah knows all about dogs. {Pip} is her rescue dog.

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