Everyone knows we are HUGE dog fans here at Chemistry Cachet.
Ruger the Bulldog is a big boy too, so I love sharing fun tips with our readers for your big dogs! 🙂
Today we have a fun post to share with you about DIY dog beds for large dogs. Homemade options for dogs are the way to do, like our popular DIY dog paw wipes or DIY dog biscuits.
This goes for beds too.
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Author byline: Written by Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.
Big dogs need big beds, and you don’t have to settle for a big pillow on the floor. With a little creativity, you can create a comfortable space to pamper your pup to sleep. Here are a few DIY bed design ideas from Rover.com to give your larger-than-life dog pal the rest he deserves.
Stop in your local antique or consignment shop and browse the furniture section. Depending on the area you have available in your home for a dog bed, look for a bookshelf, TV console, or end table with an open space that is low to the ground and large enough to fit your pup. This may involve removing shelves or slightly altering the furniture to create enough room for doggie naps. After you’ve cleaned and decorated the furniture to your liking, pile in your dog’s favorite pillows and blankets to create a safe and sturdy nap nook!
While you’re checking out the furniture section, look for well-built wooden coffee table (or end table) that can be easily flipped upside down. When the table is flipped, it should be flat with edges creating a square box perfect for a dog bed. The table top should be stable enough that you (or your dog) could stand on it without breaking it. If you don’t find a dog pillow to fit the space, make your own! Use a durable fabric for the cushion and stuff it with a high-density foam to create a firm nap pad for your pup. Depending on the height of the table legs, add a canopy as a roof for a little something special.
Swag Wagon Sleeper
If you don’t know what to do with the antique wagon you bought last year, convert it into your dog’s new dream boat. If your dog likes her bed on the floor, remove everything from under the wagon seat. If your dog likes a little height, replace the wheels with wooden legs or screw the wagon seat to a few apple crates. Create a cushion to fit the size of the wagon, and secure the cushion with velcro especially if the surface is too slippery or your dog likes to disassemble her bed from time to time.
You know your dog’s sleeping habits best, so choose a design that will be the most comfortable for your pup. If your dog likes a cushier sleep, stuff his bed cushions with feathers instead of foam. If your pup likes to stretch out (and you have the space for it), turn an old twin mattress into her new bed. Whatever bed design you choose, your dog will love the extra TLC you’re providing for his next nap!