Using a Topology Dog Bed With a Puppy
Choosing the perfect dog bed for your puppy can be tricky – or at least it used to be! Omlet’s Topology Dog Beds tick all boxes for your new best friend’s nap time needs, making sure you don’t need to compromise on anything. Read on to find out what you need to consider when buying your dog’s first bed, and why Topology is the perfect solution!
Comes in three different sizes
Remember that although your puppy is super small and cute at the moment, he or she will grow up to be a full sized dog before you know it, and unless you want to buy a new bed then, it’s best to choose a size that you know will fit the adult size of your dog’s breed.
If you’re planning to crate train and want to put the bed in the crate, check the dimensions to make sure it fits. The Topology beds come in three sizes to accommodate all breeds, and are designed to fit snugly into standard sized crates, avoiding any gaps along the sides.
Also make sure that your dog will be able to fit on the bed in all possible sleeping positions. The bed might look comfy when they are curled up into a furry little ball, but would they be able to stretch out their legs if they wanted to? As they grow older you will find which positions they tend to sleep in, but for now it’s best to go slightly bigger to be on the safe side.
Check out our size guide to find the perfect size for your dog.
Choose from five versatile toppers
The genius of the Topology design means that even if you don’t want to buy a separate bed to use during the puppy months, you can choose a topper that you think will be better while your dog is still growing.
For example, you might want to choose an extra soft topper for your puppy, especially if they are small and haven’t reached full fluffiness. The Sheepskin or the Quilted toppers are great alternatives for puppies that might need a bit of extra warmth.
While the Bolster topper might not reach its full potential until the puppy has grown into their bed a bit and can fully appreciate the cosiness and extra support, it will be great for providing a feeling of being somewhat enclosed when they are transitioning out of the crate.
With Topology, you can try a few different toppers to see which setup your puppy prefers. It might well be that they start off loving the fun of the Beanbag or the tickling sensation of the Microfiber, but as they grow might prefer the support of the Bolster or the luxury of the Sheepskin.
Minimise chewing damage
All puppies will chew to some extent, there’s no way around it. Dogs that are bred to use their mouths to fetch and carry are more likely to destroy anything that comes in their way, as well as breeds with a high prey drive.
You can of course train your puppy from an early age to only chew appropriate toys or other accessories, but if they do manage to get those sharp teeth into their bed, the design of the Topology Dog Bed means they most likely haven’t got to the mattress. Once your little rascal has grown out of the habit of chewing absolutely everything, you won’t have to buy a whole new bed. Just get a new topper, and the bed will look as good as new!
Don’t worry about dirt and accidents
Puppies get into all sorts of mess, so being able to zip off the topper and pop it in the washing machine will make your life a lot easier, and your dog will appreciate having a fresh bed to return to.
This goes for toilet accidents as well. If there is a leak, the mattress under the topper has a waterproof cover that you can easily remove and wash with the topper. If this becomes a recurring problem, you can even put a puppy training pad on the mattress before your zip on the topper to soak up any accidents!
Provide amazing comfort
Puppies sleep up to 20 hours a day, and it’s super important to give their growing bodies extreme comfort and support. Keeping your dog off the ground on a sufficiently padded surface can prevent severe arthritic pain in the future, so make sure you choose a good quality bed. This is especially important for larger breeds.
Topology Dog Beds have a memory foam mattress that moulds around the body as the dog lays down on it, and provides amazing support for tired legs after vigorous play. The toppers all add extra comfort, either by super softness against the body, like the Quilted or the Sheepskin, or by extra padding like in the Beanbag or Bolster toppers.
Pick the perfect extras
It might be a good idea to add a blanket to the bed to make it extra cosy while your puppy is still not big enough to fit snugly on it. It is also possible that having a blanket covering parts of the topper will prevent your puppy from chewing the actual bed.
Omlet’s luxury super soft blanket will be perfect for your sleepy puppy. If you pop it on the bed for nap times your puppy will also associate it with a safe and calm environment. This means that if you go away on holiday or have to take your puppy to the vet for their jabs, you can bring the blanket and give him or her an extra sense of safety.
Once your dog is fully toilet trained and they no longer need the crate, or if you didn’t use a crate you have the option of lifting your Topology Dog Bed off the ground with a range of stylish feet. Raising your dog’s mattress off the ground reduces drafts and improves the airflow under the bed, which helps minimise a build up of mould, mildew, dust and debris.
Whichever toppers you choose for your puppy we’re confident they will love the Topology Dog Bed, and that it will provide them with both physical and mental comfort during the first busy few months of their lives, as well as throughout the years to come!
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