"Dogs that haven’t had a bed before may not understand the concept initially."
Making the transition from one dog bed to another seems like a simple exercise – simply place the new dog bed where the old one just to reside, and hey presto! But what if your dog has other ideas?
You may find that you need to deploy a bit of encouragement when it comes to coaxing them to curl up. Dogs that haven’t had a bed before may not understand the concept initially. Here are Wild Manor’s top tips on how to make the process as easy as possible:
There are two ways you can add a comforting smell to the fabric of the new dog bed. Either rub your hands over the new dog bed, or place an old piece of clothing over it for a few nights so that your scent is the first thing your dog smells. Similarly, one of your dogs’ old blankets will also help him understand that new dog bed is in fact a place for him.
Any chance you get to reward and praise your dog for spending time on his new bed, do so!
Even if you want the dog bed to reside in a different part of the house, initially place your new dog bed in a familiar spot, so you can get you dog used to seeing and using the bed.
Once your dog is comfortable with his new dogs bed and understands that the new dog bed is for them, they will be comfortable using it and more than likely, use it all the time!
If you are looking for a new dog bed, check out the latest fabric and real leather dog bed designs from Wild Manor.