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  1. Why Do I Need A Dog Bed

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    Best Dog Beds For Every Breed & Need 

    Finding a good dog bed is no easy task. Dogs, just like their owners, have different needs when it comes to a comfortable place to catch their zzz’s.The most obvious consideration is the right size, but you also should factor in their personality, agility, health issues and available space in your house.

    We’ve narrowed down the options into different categories to make it easier for you to find just what you’re looking for, and we give you some of our best dog bed recommendations based on our dog bed reviews research.

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    Why Invest In A Dog Bed?

    Even dog owners need their space. If your bed is your alone (or couple) time, it’s important to invest in a dog bed so your pup doesn’t get too cozy and accustomed to sharing yours every night. In fact, a Mayo Clinic sleep study found that a large number of pet owners who suffer from sleep problems have their pets sleep in their bed every night.

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    Best For Small & Medium Breeds

    If you own a smaller or medium-sized breed, you have a wide variety of dog bed selections since they are more compact. Be sure to keep the bed in proportion with your dog’s size.

    Buying a bed that’s too large for your dog can leave him or her feeling insecure, so look for a bed that’s just large enough for your dog to stretch out on. Smaller dogs are also much more likely to get chilly, so it’s important to find a bed that keeps drafts to a minimum.

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    Best For Hairless Or Cold-Natured Dogs

    Is your dog always shivering? A concern for owners of hairless dogs or smaller breeds is their dog’s desire to stay warm. Simple padded beds just don’t cut it.

    Consider a bed that allows for burrowing like the Cozy Cave, which gets excellent customer reviews. Nesting beds and slumber beds are also a good option for these dogs because dogs can sink in to the softer filling material of the bed. Some dogs love the feeling of “burying” themselves and feel more secure in these beds.

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    Best For Dogs With Long Or Thick Fur

     

    Thick haired or long-haired dogs have an unfortunate tendency to overheat, and beds that emphasize “snuggling” only add to the amount of heat trapped by your dog while they are sleeping. If your dog tends to overheat while they sleep, the best bed choice for you would be a cot style bed.

    A cot bed usually features a mesh material for the dog to lay on in addition to legs that elevate the bed off the ground. These two features allow for plenty of air circulation around your dog as they sleep.

    These beds are also great for older dogs with incontinence issues because of the ease of cleaning. We recommend the Coolaroo for its excellent durability and excellent customer reviews. And it also makes a great outdoor dog bed!

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    Best Dog Bed For Dogs With Anxiety

    For some anxious dogs, burrowing beds like the Cozy Cave (see above) are an excellent option. However, other dogs that suffer with anxiety may be afraid of the darkness or the concept of being hidden or covered.

    Another good option for anxious dogs is a nest bed or bolster dog bed that features raised sides without the covering over the top. Bolster beds are generally more expensive than simple padded beds, because most are better made and filled with more durable stuffing.

    Bolster beds also tend to be bulkier than other types of dog beds, so you need to make sure you have the space at home. We think your dog will love the additional support and feeling of having their own “couch”.

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    Best Dog Beds For Elderly, Arthritis Or Joint Pain

    Elderly dogs and dogs that have arthritis and other joint concerns need beds that are supportive. This means that their beds should be thick and provide plenty of push back rather than simply sinking or relocating filling when the dog lies on the bed.

    The most popular choice is the orthopedic memory foam bed, which conforms to your dog’s shape but provides support for aching joints. If your dog is elderly and more prone to bladder leakage, look for a waterproof orthopedic bed or a waterproof cover.

    Memory foam holds in odor, so keep this in mind when searching for an orthopedic bed for your elderly pup.

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  2. Dogs Can Sense Bad People according to science

     

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    Do you know dogs can sense bad people?

     

    A Cat or a Dog?

     

    When we think of getting a pet we often narrow down our choices to a Cat or a Dog. Dogs need more care and nurture and understand human emotions better and cats are more autonomous and carefree animals.

     

    According to a lot of scientific research, Dogs have a highly evolved sixth sense and are much more sensitive to human emotions.

     

    What is more, dogs can also sense if someone is trustworthy.

     

    In a study conducted by Akiko Takaoka of Kyoto University in Japan, it was discovered that Dogs would not trust someone who lied to them and they could determine if someone was unreliable.

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    Dogs use their previous experience to understand if someone is unreliable.

    The experiment was conducted with 34 Dogs and was divided into three parts.

    In the first part, dog owners pointed them towards food with containers and dogs ran towards it.

    In the second part, the owners pointed towards containers without food and tricked Dogs into running towards it.

    In the third part, it was discovered that Dogs would not follow the pointing hands. They used their judgment from previous experience to judge if the person was unreliable.

     

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    Science behind Dogs sensing bad people.

    Dogs have highly evolved sixth sense and are also very receptive to intricacies of human behavior.

    When a person has bad intentions or is about to do something bad, his heart rate increases and there is a rush of certain chemicals like adrenaline that makes the person sweat more than usual.

    Since Dogs have a very keen sense of smell and they are hyper-alert every moment, they can pick up on these scents and changes in behavior within seconds and react to them.

    The Dog’s instincts are very sharp and they are more vigilant as they live totally in the present moment, they can sense danger and bad vibes, they react either by becoming fearful or become hyper-aggressive in their demeanor.

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    Dogs also control how others communicate with their owners.

    More research proves that Dogs are also sensitive to social cues and are extremely loyal to their owners and try to control how others communicate with their owners.

    In an experiment, dog owners asked people for help and afterward, these people offered a treat to the Dogs.

    Dogs took a treat from only those people who helped their owners and refused to take treat from people who denied help to their owners.

    They did not get friendly towards those people or took a treat from them who were rude towards their owners in any way.

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    Dogs clearly understand the communication between their owners and strangers.

    One more study done by Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews proved that Dogs clearly read the communication between their owners and strangers.

    In the experiment, dog owners asked 2 groups of strangers for little help. Dogs showed a good understanding of social cues and avoided people who mistreated their owners.

     

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  3. Life is ruff when you don't have a good joke up your sleeve 

    So we wanted to share some of the best (and wurst) dog jokes we found on the net…..

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    Q: How did the little Scottish dog feel when he saw a monster?

    A: Terrier-fied!

     

    Q: Why did the dog cross the road?

    A: To get to the "barking" lot!

     

    Q: What is it called when a cat wins a dog show? 

    A: A CAT-HAS-TROPHY!

     

    Q: What kind of dog does Dracula have?

    A: A bloodhound!

     

    Q: What happened when the dog went to the flea circus?

    A: He stole the show!

     

     

     

     

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    Q: What do you get when you cross a dog and a calculator?

    A: A friend you can count on.

     

    Q: Did you hear about the dog who couldn't stop talking like a horse?

    A: It was a dog and pony show.

     

    Q: What do you get if you cross a sheepdog with a jelly?

    A: The collie wobbles!

     

    Q: What do you call a black Eskimo dog?

    A: A dusky husky!

     

    Q: What do you call a cold dog?

    A: A Chilli Dog.

     

    Q: How is a dog and a marine biologist alike?

    A: One wags a tail and the other tags a whale.

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    Q: What do you get if you cross a dog with a frog?

    A: A dog that can lick you from the other side of the road!

     

    Q: When does a dog go "moo"?

    A: When it is learning a new language!

    Q: Why do dogs bury bones in the ground?

    A: Because you can't bury them in trees!

     

    Q: Why did the poor dog chase his own tail?

    A: He was trying to make both ends meet!

     

    Q: What kind of dog chases anything red?

    A: A Bulldog.

     

    Q: Why did a dog enter the church in the middle of a religious mass?

    A: Because he was a German shepherd.

     

    Q: What state do dogs like?

    A: New Yorkie.

     

    Q: What happened to the dog that swallowed a firefly? 

    A: It barked with de-light!

     

    Q: What is a dogs favorite instrument?

    A: A trombone.

     

    Q: What do you get if you cross a sheepdog with a rose?

    A: A collie-flower!

     

    Q: What's a dog's ideal job?

    A: Barkeology

     

    Q: Why do dogs wag their tails?

    A: "Because no one else will do it for them!"

     

    Q: Why didn't the dog speak to his foot?

    A: Because it's not polite to talk back to your paw!

     

    Q: Why don't blind people like to sky dive?

    A: Because it scares the hell out of the dog.

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    Q: What is the dogs favorite city?

    A: New Yorkie!

     

    Q: Why does no one want to work for dogs?

    A: Because they hound their employees.

     

    Q: What do you call a dog that goes to the bathroom indoors?

    A: A pet project.

     

    Q: Who is the dogs favorite comedian?

    A: Growlcho Marx!

     

    Q: What do dogs and story tellers have in common?

    A: They both have tails!

     

    Q: What kind of dog likes taking a bath?

    A: a shampoodle!

     

    Q: What happens when a dog chases a cat into a geysur?

    A: It starts raining cats and dogs.

     

    Q: What did the cowboy say when the bear ate Lassie?

    A: "Well, doggone!"

     

    Q: How can if you have a stupid dog?

    A: It chases parked cars!

    Q: What is a dog's favorite sport?

    A: Formula 1 drooling!

     

    Q: What do you get if you take a really big dog out for a walk?

    A: A Great Dane out!

     

    Q: What do you call a dog with no legs?

    A: It doesn't matter.... he's not going to come anyway.

     

    Q: What dog can jump higher than a tree?

    A: Any dog can jump higher than a tree, trees cant jump.

     

    Q: Where does a Rottweiller sit in the cinema?

    A: Anywhere it wants to!

     

    Q: What did the angry man sing when he found his slippers chewed up by the new puppy?

    A: "I must throw that doggie out the window!"

     

    Q: Why did the dog wear white sneakers?

    A: Because his boots were at the menders!

     

    Q: Why did the owner get his dog a special collar?

    A: He didn't want her to flea.

     

    Q: Why does a dog lick his own dick?

    A: Because he cant make a fist

     

    Q: Why does the dog bring toilet paper to the party?

    A: Because he is a party pooper.

     

    Q: What is a dog's favorite food?

    A: Anything that is on your plate!

     

    Q: What is the only kind of dog you can eat?

    A: A hot dog!

     

    Q: What kind of dog sounds like you can eat it?

    A: A sausage dog!

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    Q: What happened to the dog that ate nothing but garlic?

    A: His bark was much worse than it's bite!

     

    Q: What do you tell the guy who says he has a bulldog and shih tzu mix?

    A: Bullshit

     

    Q: Why wasn't the dog a smooth talker?

    A: Because all he ever said was "Rough, Rough"

     

    Q: What do you call a dog with a surround sound system?

    A: a Sub-woofer.

     

    Q: What do dogs eat for breakfast?

    A: Pooched eggs.

     

    Q: What do you call a pug that is undercover?

    A: Indognito 

    Q: What is a dogs favorite flower?

    A: Anything in your garden!

     

    Q: What dog wears contact lenses?

    A: A cock-eyed spaniel!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  4. Do Dogs Dream

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    Many people believe that dogs do dream. Most dog owners have noticed that at various times during their sleep, some dogs may quiver, make leg twitches, or may even growl or snap at some sleep-created phantom, giving the impression that they are dreaming about something.

    So when Fido's legs twitch in his sleep, is he really dreaming of chasing rabbits?

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    Probably, researchers say. The "rabbits" part is up for debate, but the scientific evidence strongly suggests that not only do dogs dream, but they likely dream about waking activities, much like humans do.

    Dogs sleep more than people do, they have a particular penchant for catnaps. But the structure of their sleep looks remarkably human: Like humans, dogs cycle through stages of wakefulness, rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep and non-rapid-eye-movement sleep. Scientists reporting in the journal Physiological Behavior in 1977 recorded the electrical activity of the brains of six pointer dogs for 24 hours, and found that the dogs spent 44 percent of their time alert, 21 percent drowsy and 12 percent in REM sleep. They also spent 23 percent of their time in the deepest stage of non-REM sleep, called slow-wave sleep. 

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    If you notice your dog having a dream, follow the old adage “let sleeping dogs lie.” Disrupting his sleep during the REM cycle can be startling (think about how you feel waking up from a dream), which can result in an unintended bite or worse.

     

    On average, dogs spend 12 to 14 hours per day sleeping. Your dog’s particular sleep needs may vary around that range, depending on his age, size, breed, activity level, and overall health:

     

    • Larger breeds tend to sleep more than smaller breeds.

    • Working dogs with activity-filled days sleep less, while those who lead sedentary lives will sleep more.

    • Puppies can spend up to 20 hours sleeping a day. Growing and learning how to be a dog takes a lot of energy!

    • As dogs age into their senior years, they spend more time sleeping since they tire more easily.

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    What are the common dog sleep positions?

     

    Does your dog have a favorite sleeping position? Dogs tend to sleep in one of three positions, and they have a reason why for each.

     

    • On their side with four legs stretched out: This is a comfortable position for your dog when he’s feeling very relaxed. It also exposes some of his belly to the air which can help him cool down.

    • On their back with all four paws in the air: When a dog is in this position, he’s at his most vulnerable. It’s the toughest for him to get up from and it exposes his neck and belly. If you catch him in this position, you know that he feels safe and secure. It’s also a good way for him to cool down since his belly is exposed.

    • Curled in a ball: This is the least comfortable position for a dog to sleep in, as it requires them to use their muscles to stay curled up. However, it is the easiest for them to spring up upon waking, making it a defensive position. Dogs who have been abused or are unsure of their environment often sleep in this position. However, sometimes dogs sleep curled up simply to keep warm.

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  5. The 10 Most Popular Puppy Names of 2019

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    Folks, the results are in. After a year of making the most fabulous doggie beds for pooches of all shapes and sizes from around the world ,The Fabulous Dog Bed Company can reveal the 10 Top Dog Names of 2019 and we're howling in approval.

    Here  are the top names for boys:

    1. Max 

    2. Charlie  

    3. Cooper   

    4. Buddy 

    5. Jack 

    6. Rocky

    7. Duke

    8. Bear

    9. Tucker

    10. Oliver 

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    And for the girls 

    1. Bella

    2. Lucy

    3. Luna

    4. Daisy

    5. Lola

    6. Sadie

    7. Molly

    8. Bailey

    9. Maggie

    10. Stella