4 Reasons You Should Buy Your Dog His Own Bed

Though they aren’t the most accomplished sleepers in the animal kingdom (koalas get up to 22 hours of sleep a day), dogs get a lot more shuteye than their masters. On average, your canine friend spends 12 to 14 hours a day in dreamland. Larger breeds and puppies may slumber even longer — up to 18 hours for some dogs. We may not notice how much or how often our furry friends rest because dogs are opportunistic sleepers. Most can catch some Zs wherever they may be — on the kitchen floor, outdoors, even in their master’s bed. Of course, none of the aforementioned is an ideal sleeping area for your pet.

According to dog trainers, it is important to let your dog find his own sleeping space. But once he has found it, you must train him to go to that area at will. Just as you would with a child, you should encourage him to sleep on his own when he is tired. Letting him come to bed with you will only confuse him and could disrupt healthy sleeping patterns. The simplest way to train your pooch to sleep according to his needs, not yours, is to buy him his own bed!

Sealy Quad Layer Dog Bed - Grey

Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll see when you get your dog his own special place to rest his head.


No matter how often we might bathe them, most dogs are pretty dirty. It’s not their fault, of course. With coats that are magnets for dirt, dust, crumbs, and other debris, it’s a wonder they don’t all look like “Pig-Pen” from Peanuts. With that said, there’s a definite difference between dogs that are allowed to sleep wherever they want and those that doze on their own beds. Why? Because it’s a lot easier to clean and maintain a dog bed than it is to vacuum and scrub every carpet and floor in your home!


Would you rather sleep in your own bed or on the kitchen floor? It seems like a silly question, we know. Then again, maybe dogs have a natural affinity for cold, hard surfaces…Now that’s even sillier! Of course your dog would be more comfortable on a bed that was designed specifically for him than on the floor! Many of the newer models actually conform to your pet’s body because they are made of memory foam, the same material that is used in top-of the-line mattresses for humans. One of our favorites is the Sealy Dog Bed with Quad-Layer Technology.

Sealy Quad Layer Dog Bed - Brown


No matter how domesticated they may be, dogs are territorial. Many have a favorite spot or place they try to keep to themselves. But as families inevitably grow, dogs tend to lose these areas, and with them their sense of control over anything in the home. A bed gives your dog his own living space that no one else can enter or take away. It is his sanctuary when things get noisy or confusing, or when he simply wants to get some shuteye.


Most dogs can sleep just about anywhere, but that doesn’t mean that they should. Whether on the kitchen floor or under the dining room table, dogs get the same aches and pains human do when they sleep in an uncomfortable place.  A complete sleep system like the Sealy Dog Bed with Quad-Layer Technology offers an extra layer of orthopedic foam that help eliminate pressure points by evenly distributing weight on the bed.

For all these reasons and more, a dog bed should be considered a necessity for pet pooches of all ages, sizes, and breeds.

Top 5 reasons why adoption will be worth it!

We have all heard the stories of amazing rescue dogs that find happiness with loving families but people are still wary when it comes to adoption. This post looks at the top reasons why adoption is worth it!


1. Adoption Means Saving a Life.

Number one is perhaps the most rewarding reason for adopting a rescue dog. Dog euthanasia is a topic most people want to steer away from, and we understand why, but the simple fact is when     you adopt from a

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Dogs, Diabetes, and dogPACER


Times have changed, people. In some ways, for the better, and in some ways, for the worse. When it comes to dogs,  you can look at it both ways. Things have gotten better and our understand of dogs has advanced greatly over time. But in some ways, there has been a step back in the last 20 years. From dogs with heart disease to dogs with diabetes, dog’s health problems have increased with our own. So what do we do now? Come on, you know we can help!

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“Some More Scary Facts About Obesity and Dogs”

Poor guys just needs to drop a few pounds is all

Poor guys just needs to drop a few pounds is all

Did you know that being overweight and the health problems associated with it are the number one pressing health issue with dogs right now? The problem does not just lie the fact that dogs are getting larger. While that in itself is a problem, the real problem is the plethora of health issues that go along with a dog being overweight. We are not just talking about getting slower or as some people so rudely say, fatter. No, we are talking about genuine health issues that can kill them. That is exactly why dogPACER exists. To ensure you know this, and know all you can do to prevent it.

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The Story of Sam and Rusty

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Dear dogPACER,

My family heard you guys were taking customer testimonials to how the dogPACER has helped and changed lives, and we felt compelled to tell you guys the story of Sam and Rusty. Sam and Rusty are our two labs we had since they were babies. Sadly, Sam was hit by a car six months ago, and Rusty fell into a real depression. Truth is, we did too. Sam was a part of the family, and it took a huge toll. No bigger was that loss felt then to Rusty, who no longer had a brother to play or go running with. This resulted in Rusty really not wanting to go for walks (or do much of anything) since Sam passed. Rusty was getting bigger, and his age also had us worried to the toll all this would take on his health. Then we heard about your product and decided we had nothing to lose.  Continue reading

How We Helped Saved Betty Blue

All the best dogs agree, our doggie treadmills are second to none.

All the best dogs agree, our doggie treadmills are second to none.

Betty Blue is one of our favorite dogs in the world. She is an American Bulldog with a penchant for long bouts of sleep broken up with intervals in snacking. As I am sure you can imagine, this all came to head when Betty Blue was diagnosed with being overweight. This also put her closer to the risk of heart disease, which has become more and more prevalent in dogs over the last century. This is the story of how dogPACER helped Betty Blue get her health back on track. The reality is, if Betty Blue can do it with our help, any dog can!

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How Well Can My Dog See?

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We know how dog’s see at dogPACER

We often find ourselves the source of many a great question about dogs here at dogPACER. But sometimes, it is the little kids who have the best questions and manage to catch us off guard. The question you see above is one such example. We met Timothy West at an event we were holding, and he came up and asked us this, but was quickly distracted by Snoogins (one of our editor’s dogs) running on the treadmill, so he walked away before we could answer him. But what a great question, huh? Well, for anyone else wondering, here is the answer.

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How To Best Handle A Dog in Heat

That is not what we mean by being in heat...

That is not what we mean by being in heat…

Though we like to keep the issues at dogPACER light, this has been brought up enough to us in questions and forums that we thought we would take a quick moment to address if for those few dog owners who may not know. The solution is simple, but it requires you acting quickly when they pups are still young. The reality is, unless you are a breeder with breeding in mind, you should spay and neuter your pets as soon as you can.

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The Links Between Bad Weather and Dog Obesity

Healthy dog means happy dog!

Healthy dog means happy dog!

Sometimes, it is simplest facts that people find most astounding. That is the case when we tell people the links between be weather and dog obesity. Did you know that having a dog in locations that are affected by severe weather means your dog is three times more likely to be obese and have health problems than dogs who live in constant climates. Do you know why that is? We are here to tall you.

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