Buying a dog bed online can be challenging especially for first time fur parents because it can get overwhelming browsing through thousands of different brands, variations, and designs. As a result, a lot of fur parents tend to buy the wrong dog bed for their pooch.

If you’re a first-time dog bed buyer, and you’re planning to buy online, here’s a short guide on how to buy your first dog bed online. This guide will give you insights on what you need to think about and how you can make this an easy experience for you.

1. Your fur baby’s breed, age, and health.

The first three questions you need to answer are:

  1. How old is my dog?
  2. What’s his/her breed and what breed related conditions can he/she get?
  3. How’s my dog’s overall health.

Knowing these things would help you choose the right mattress for your dog.

How?

You see, older dogs tend to get bone and joint conditions like arthritis. This makes it painful for them to move around, especially if they don’t sleep comfortably.

For older dogs, especially those with bone and joint conditions, it’s important to get them a dog bed that is firm enough to provide ample support to their body, so they can rest comfortably. This would help minimize the pain on their joints.

If you still have a puppy or a relatively young dog without such conditions, getting them a dog bed like the Dream Castle dog bed would still keep them comfortable because our beds are made with natural materials that provide great body support for your puppy.

2.Your fur baby’s size and sleeping style.

Dog beds come in an assortment of shapes and sizes. You’ll see square beds, round beds, big beds, and small beds. That’s because dogs have different sizes and sleeping preferences that would also dictate what kind of dog bed you should get.

The best way to know your fur baby’s sleeping preferences is to observe them when they sleep. Here are the things you need to look at:

  1. How do they prepare to sleep?
Watch your fur baby before they sleep. Do they just lie down and fall asleep easily, or do they need to go in circles first or stretch widely before they slumber?
Knowing this would help you determine how big your pup’s dog bed should be.
  1. What position do they sleep in?
Like humans, dogs would have different favorite sleeping positions. Some ball up in a circle, while others would lie on their side. Some sleep flat on their stomach, others on their back.

Your pup’s sleeping position would dictate what shape the dog bed needs to be.
  1. How big are they?
The last thing you’ll need to do when observing your fur baby’s sleeping habits is to measure them while they sleep. Make sure to measure them end-to-end and add a little allowance for their movements.
Warning: You’ll need to have ninja-like stealth when doing this, so your fur baby won’t wake up.
When thinking about the size and the shape of the dog bed you’re getting, make sure you choose a bed which complements the sleeping style of your fur baby, and is big enough from them to move around a bit.

3. The climate inside your home.


The last thing you’ll need to think about when choosing the right dog bed for your fur baby is the climate inside your home. Is it warm and humid on most days, or is it chilly?

This would help you choose the best material and fabric for your dog’s bed.

For instance, Dream Castle’s dog bed is made with Kapok Fiber which is perfect for Singapore’s hot and humid weather because it allows air to flow freely. This helps keep your fur baby cool, especially on summer days.

Now that you know what to consider when choosing the right dog bed, it’s time to think about where you should buy your dog bed online.

We know that there are a lot of shops out there who sell dog beds. That’s why it’s important to find a trustworthy and dependable online shop to cater to your needs.

Here are two important things you need to consider when choosing an online store to buy from:

4. What other people are saying.

There will be a lot of well-designed online stores that would make you think that they’re the real deal. Keep in mind that their store’s design doesn’t equate to product quality or brand reliability.

The best indicator whether you can trust a store is based on the reviews and feedback they get from their customers.

Always look for customer feedback before transacting with a store. Pro tip: Look at the 3- or 4-star ratings and comments. They usually give the most objective reviews.

5. The return and exchange policy of the store.

Return and exchange policies as well as product guarantees reflect a brand’s trust on their product. Brands with a good return and exchange policy believe that their products are good enough to bet on. Hence, it’s most likely a good buy for you!

For instance, Dream Castle offers a 100% happiness warranty. This means that our products can be returned within 50 nights for a full refund if you or your fur baby is not happy with the bed’s quality. Now that’s a sign of a good guarantee!

We hope you’ll find these insights helpful in you search to find the perfect dog bed for your fur baby.