Best Dog Bed for Your Miniature Schnauzer

Deciding on the best dog bed for your Miniature Schnauzer or any other breed of dog is not as easy as it sounds.  This is because there are many types of dog beds to choose from and it is important that you purchase the right one for your canine pet.

When choosing the best dog bed for your puppy it is wise to check out the size that he will be when he is fully grown so that he will still get the comfort he needs from his bed.

An adult Miniature Schnauzer expected height measures 13 to 15 inches or 33 to 36 cm.

For other breeds of dogs it is wise to check their expected adult height before purchasing a dog bed.

If you are doubtful about the size of the puppy you are purchasing for will grow to, Wikipedia is a good resource for checking details such as height and weight of many dog breeds.

Three different styles of dog beds are displayed below

K&H Manufacturing Self-Warming Lounge Sleeper

Best Dog Bed for Your Miniature SchnauzerK&H Self Warming Lounge Sleeper
24-Inch by 30-Inch

This self-warming bed which measures 24” x 30” may be too large for your Miniature Schnauzer.

In saying that, this bed allows for your dog to comfortably lie stretched out, a position most dogs enjoy at times rather than being curled up like a ball.

If you have two small dogs, they would be able to lay together in comfort.

The bed is washable, and of good quality at a reasonable price.

There is a color choice of Gray Black squares or Tan Brown squares.

With the popularity of this bed, it seems certain that your Miniature Schnauzer puppy, or adult dog, will love having one to call his own.  It certainly suits the stature of the Mini Schnauzer in the image.

 

The Dog’s Bed, Premium Plush Soft Dog Beds in Grey & Brown

The Dog’s Bed, Premium PlushThe Dog’s Bed, Premium Plush

Apart from the fact that it is good training for your puppy to know that he is not allowed to sleep on your bed, by providing him with his own bed he can enjoy his own space in his warm comfortable bed that is especially for him.

Just like human beings, dogs like to have their own space and buying your puppy the best dog bed you can afford to purchase, your dog will have the pleasure of experiencing comfort that will cause him to sleep well throughout the night time, as well as during the day when he decides that he is tired and wants to go to sleep.

 

The Inner Diameter of this bed is 16-inch with a Height of 9-inch.

The Outer Diameter of the bed is 21-inch.

This bed is also available in Sizes of  Medium, Large and Extra Large although the sizes vary a little in shape, tending to be oblong rather than circular.

Available colors are Brown and Grey.

This is a Premium quality bed that is fully washable, waterproof and can be reversed if desired.  I haven’t had personal experience with this bed, but it does have very positive reviews and recommendations.

Deluxe Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed Set, Small, Black

Deluxe Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog BedDeluxe Orthopedic Memory
Foam Dog Bed

Orthopedic Pet Beds are the answer for dogs suffering from arthritis or joint pain and stiffness. An Orthopedic bed can help to relieve pain and provide extra comfort due to additional soft padding included in the bed structure.

This bed is recommended for small and medium size dogs up to 10 lbs.

The bed is built with a wooden frame and orthopedic memory foam cushion which is stain resistant

Matching pillows and a mat are included.

The total size of the bed is 23-inch wide x 17-inch deep x 12-inch high.
The sleeping area is 16-inch x 14-inch
The mat size is 27-inch x 22-inch

This is shown as black but is offered in a variety of different colors.

This bed is also available in Medium and Large sizes.

I do not have personal experience with this bed but I believe it is worth viewing as it has excellent reviews and recommendations.

Also, the variety of colors and fabric design are much more attractive and appealing.

Whatever you find is the best dog bed for your Miniature Schnauzer that provides comfort, I wish you and your canine pet many years of happiness and comfort together.




Need Help With Your Miniature Schnauzer Puppy Sleeping At Night?

need help with your miniature schnauzer puppy sleeping at nightNeed help with your Miniature Schnauzer puppy sleeping at night, but holding onto hope that disruptive sleep will soon be a thing of the past?

Well, if you are struggling to get your Miniature Schnauzer puppy sleeping at night in his own bed your predicament is certainly not an uncommon one.

In our excitement and anticipation of the day when a newly adopted puppy is ready to come home we can overlook the fact that this bundle of fun is very likely to give us some sleepless nights; something that we actually hadn’t given much thought to.   After all, it’s been quite some time since we had a new-born in our family and one’s memory of those sleepless nights fades quickly. It is intriguing how short a memory we humans have!

So, your puppy has been home for a few days now and you and the whole family are struggling with running on a low battery due to loss of sleep. Puppy is perfect throughout the day time; eats his meals well; obliges with lots of play; takes naps without a second thought; comes night time and the whole world seems to turn upside down. It is time for you to seek some real help.

We must remember that until the day you brought puppy into your home all he had known about sleeping was cuddling up alongside his mother and siblings and being in a wonderfully comfortable and secure world where life was a breeze, and sweet dreams abundant.

Now he is on his own at night and having to deal with a huge feeling of loneliness.

How Will You Cope With Those Sleepless Nights With Your New Puppy?

With puppy no longer having his mother and siblings for company, it is important for you to be strong and deal with this situation. Whatever you do, I advise you not to be like I was with my very first puppy. Believing that I understood his dilemma and feeling sorry for him I got up through the night and let him come into my bed. After all, it’ll be only a few nights and then he will sleep on his own.

How wrong could I be! That little dog slept on my bed for all of his life and this caused me grief over many years as it was impossible to go away without him unless I could find someone to care for him who would let him sleep on their bed. If I’d had the sense to deal with that sleepless first night when he was a new puppy, his life and mine would have been easier. In spite of that, I loved him dearly, but I certainly discourage anyone to do what I did. I realized too, in hindsight, that if I were to be truly honest my feelings at the time were probably not only for the unhappiness of my puppy but also because I wanted to get some sleep.

So now, speaking from experience, I can say that unless you can dedicate the next 12 to 15 years of having your dog sleep in your bed every night, you must be strong and deal with this phase; and that’s what it is, simply a phase that will pass so long as you deal with it now in the correct manner.

Actions that will assist you to get a peaceful night’s sleep

  • Decide on a particular sleeping area for your puppy.
  • Ensure that the area you have chosen is warm and draught free. Be sure that this is where you want puppy’s sleeping place to be as changing the area in the first few weeks will cause him confusion.  Let him ‘own’ this area.
  • Provide your puppy with an appropriate bed, either a basket or fabric dog bed suitable for his size.
  • Place a rug or familiar item in his bed.  It is a good idea to provide puppy with a soft rug, or a garment such as an old T-shirt, to nap on through the day.  This item then becomes a familiar part of his life and having it when he goes to bed at night will help your puppy feel comforted.  It is wise to keep this item only for sleep time be it day or night, and hide it from him at playtimes; that way he will relate it to sleeping only.
  • The use of a crate or cage for your puppy can be beneficial. Place his bed in the crate and this contained area will give him a sense of security that should help him to sleep.  It is important to leave the door of the crate or cage open so that he doesn’t feel trapped.

Having decided on the sleeping area and the type of bed, other matters to deal with are:

    • Make sure your puppy has his evening meal at a set time.
    • Play with him in the evening before bedtime and this will make him tired.
    • Give him a snack meal before bed so that he is not hungry through the night.
      Do not give him a drink with this snack.
    • Immediately after the snack, take puppy to his toilet area and wait until he has urinated. Praise him immediately after this action but don’t play with him at all.   Now is the time to put puppy to bed.
    • You can expect to be woken through the night as your puppy will want to urinate. Go through the same procedure as the early evening and put him straight back in his bed without any fuss except praising him for his good behavior.
    • First thing in the morning, upon awakening, take puppy to his toilet area; you are both then ready to enjoy your day.

Puppy will soon be sleeping through the night and you will have the benefit of enjoying a well behaved Miniature Schnauzer for many years to come.





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