Dog couches can be your solution to getting your dog off of your own couch and into its own without him even knowing that he is not on human furniture. Dog owners know that dogs consider themselves to be people and should have all the privileges that their owners have, including relaxing on a comfy couch. However, not only does that mean you have to fight dog hairs and odors but you may also soon determine that you are having to fight for your own space. Dog couches come in many different sizes so both small and large dogs can feel like the “king of the house” while sitting on their on couch developed especially for furry animals.
How to Find the Right Sized Dog Couch
Measure how long your dog is when he is laying down to see how many inches his dog couch needs to be so his head or toes will not hang off one end. The couch needs to be large enough so he is just as comfortable as he is on your couch. Compare your dog’s length to the size of the dog couch without including any edges or head rests in case they prefer to lay flat.
It is always best to choose a dog couch that is too large since your dog may actually prefer to sit in a dog couch that looks over-sized to them. There are plenty of styles to choose from that range in small to extra large so you will have no trouble finding one for your dog.
Styles of Dog Couches
Fortunately, dog couches come in many different colors so you can easily find a color that matches your couch or find a pattern that goes well with your living room’s color theme. Most dog couches look very similar to regular couches but it is possible to find designer dog couches with a little more flare if that is to your liking.
There are also different types of cushions available for dog couches. Some may be filled with regular stuffing while others, such as an orthopedic dog lounge, means your dog can get the best support possible for his bones. Orthopedic dog couches are especially nice for older dogs who need extra support for their aging bodies.
Microsuede dog couches have the added benefit of giving you the ability to take the cover off and wash it to free it of dirt and stains. Oily coats can quickly build up dirt, which is probably not something you want guests to see when they walk into your living room. Microsuede also tends to be a bit more durable against chewing.
Donut dog beds are very popular as they have micro-velvet fabric that looks very similar to regular couches. They are slightly elevated so dogs can think they have not been downgraded and have a rounded edge so they have something to cuddle up against. Donut dog beds come in all different sizes so if your dog is particularly picky about wanting to go on your couch, a large donut dog bed may fool him enough into believing this is the real deal.