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The Best Dog Beds Recommended by Experts

They might prefer to sleep with us, but these trainer-recommended dog beds are the next best thing

by Cory and Jane Turner
31 October 2023
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There’s a reason why your dog spends at least half of every day in bed sleeping, napping and generally lazing around. Actually, multiple reasons. Behind that layabout exterior, a lot of regeneration of body and soul is happening. Finding the right bed for your dog’s individual needs is an important way to support your dog so they can be their happiest, healthiest self.

“Reinforcing a dog bed as a safe haven with positive training can take it from comfortable resting place to a go-to comfort zone whenever your dog (and you) might need it,” says certified dog trainer Melissa Dallier. “Teaching your dog to ‘go to bed’ – a reliable retreat full of high value rewards – gives you a tool you can count on in a range of potentially stressful situations, such as when guests come over, you’re on work calls, or during tempting family meals.”

Is your rescue pup the anxious type and could use a calming reset? Maybe your senior dog is feeling stiff and needs extra joint support. But beyond specific health needs, dogs have personal preferences, too – some sprawl out on their backs, all four legs up in the air, while others curl up into a doughnut. And, just like us, dogs can run hot or cold. Even if your pet sleeps in bed with you, a dog bed can be moved from room to room so they can comfortably take naps near you. We round up seven of the best options so you can give your dog – and everyone else in the family – a good night’s sleep.

Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?)

PAW BRANDS Puprug Memory Foam Orthopedic Dog Bed

Human-grade memory foam meets faux-fur rug for a joint-supporting, pain-easing, orthopaedic bed for your dog (and a luxe design for you). The faux-fur cover is easily removable for machine washing, and the core’s water-resistant lining ensures an easy clean-up in case of accidents. Plus, the bottom is made from anti-slip rubber, so your pup can stay safely in place even while they chase squirrels in their dreams. And just in case you’re tempted to join your dog for a supportive nap, yes, it is available in Giant size.

blue casper dog bed

The Casper Dog Bed has won the hearts and snuggles of interior designer Philip Mitchell’s two pups, Jacob and Wylo. The dogs love this bed’s comfortable soft-yet-supportive memory foam, while Mitchell appreciates their simple unobtrusive design. “They come in three neutral colours, which make them easy to add to any interior space, either traditional or contemporary,” he says. “And the fact that the cover is removable and can be thrown in the washing machine on a gentle cycle for easy cleaning is a huge bonus.”

Kuranda Standard Almond PVC Dog Bed

Kuranda’s elevated dog beds are basically chew-proof, with the vinyl-coated fabric neatly contained in its metal frame. Even more importantly, the design is great for your dog’s health, since the raised style relieves pressure from your pup’s joints while they nap. It’s also a great option for allergy-prone dogs, since there’s no stuffing to gather dirt or allergens. As a bonus, this makes Kuranda beds smell-free and easy to clean.

cory and jane turner

Cory and Jane Turner

Cory and Jane are daughter-mother partners in just about everything including co-founding Dogly, a platform for pets and their people to live well together. They’re parents to a family full of magical rescue dogs and a bossy street cat from Shanghai who are their resident muses, testers of all things, and advisors on the meaning of life.

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