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Female Join date : 2016-12-05
Location : Pennsylvania

PostSubject: Encourage use of dog bed   Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:39 pm

Hey everyone!

For his entire life Jethro has either been sleeping on a blanket or on tbe floor. While with his litter he had a dog bed but wouldn't sleep in it long. The dog bed we gave him when we brought him home just sat there and be out grew it. We didn't get a bigger one because he genuinely hates sleeping on padded things. He will sleep on tbe couch during the day at max 15minuyes before getting up and resuming his nap on the floor. His favorite spot is the tiled floor in the hall, my guess because it's cool. He has one blanket that he loves, but usually pushes it off to the side of his crate and sleeps on the hard plastic. My biggest concern is that this won't be good for his joints in the long run. Any tips on dog beds, and how to encourage him sleeping on them?

I think he gets too hot sleeping on fabrics and such, and he was born and spent the first 8 weeks of his life in a cold basement. We don't keep our house very warm, and he is in a cold part of the house, or maybe he just hates comfy things. Either way I'd like to get him off this potentially bad habit. Thanks!
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Female Join date : 2013-06-14
Location : Missouri

PostSubject: Re: Encourage use of dog bed   Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:06 am

Some dogs just don't like beds and won't come around to them. My female won't sleep on a dog bed. My first male has two beds. My newest male only wants to sleep on my other male's bed even though he has his own. Scent goes a long way. You can take the blanket he loves and wrap the bed with it. Leave it on and see if he gravitates to the bed at all. It will take time. It's been a month doing this same thing with my new male and he's just now starting to use the bed more.

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Male Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : Terlingua, Texas

PostSubject: Re: Encourage use of dog bed   Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:15 pm

Like Jenn says, it's all a matter of preference and some dogs would rather sleep on a hard cool floor than sleep on a bed.

Avalanche sleeps on the floor beside my bed; Sasha sleeps on the tile at the head of my bed; Sky sleeps in her crate and "adjusts" the cushions to suit her.
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