Dogs love an ideal place to retreat, a dog bed that offers ‘a small cave’ is great. This can be for example a dog box, a dog house or even a dog tepee.
A lattice box, for example, we can also simply hang with a blanket. Because at least three sides are closed and the dog even has a roof over his head, he feels maximally protected, this strengthens the sense of security, which is an essential factor for a feel-good and resting place.
Baskets or beds with raised side edges, are also very popular with dogs. This is because many dogs like to lie down with their backs against the wall. Raised edges, represent a kind of trough, also a very natural resting place for the dog. In nature, dogs dig and build hollows to rest there.
For older dogs, however, it is important to make sure that there is a shallow entrance that makes it easier for the dog to get in and out of his bed.
Every dog that romps outside also always brings some dirt into the house and onto his bed. We should take this into account when choosing an organic dog bed.
After an extensive walk or after a wild game around the garden your dog wants to rest and will also then dirty his bed. A washable upper organic material or a removable and washable cover is a must. We all value order and cleanliness and a dog bed, which after one year already looks as if it had already gone through several dog lives is not something anyone wants.
Therefore easily washable materials are a must. Talking of washing, we should use a neutral detergent when washing dog blankets, beds, pillows and covers. Detergents or fabric softeners with high perfume content or strong fragrance, dogs do not like particularly and rather ensure that the dog avoids his sleeping place rather than feel comfortable there!