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Where Should Your Dog Sleep At Night?

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Where Should Your Dog Sleep At Night?

It’s important that your dog gets a good night’s sleep, but just where should they hit the hay? Are certain sleep options healthier than others? This guide explains it all:

Should I get a dog bed?

A dog bed can provide a cozy place for your pooch to curl up. If you’ve got hard floors, it is essential to set up a dog bed. This could be an improvised bed made of pillows and blankets. Alternatively, you could buy specially engineered dog bed from a company like Pawpedics to provide ultimate comfort. It’s important that any dog bed is large enough for your dog. Dog beds should be regularly washed to keep them nice and clean.

Should I get a dog crate?

Dog crates are often used for training puppies to stay in bed at night so that they don’t wander about and cause mischief (or hurt themselves) while you’re asleep. Crates can also provide a sense of security for older more anxious dogs, providing them a private place to escape to.

As with a bed, a crate needs to be the right size. Make sure that they can stand up and lie in it comfortably. Be wary of buying a small crate for a large breed puppy as they may quickly outgrow it. You shouldn’t be locking your dog up in a crate for hours on end during the day. Crates should be used only for helping dogs to sleep – not as a method of keeping your dog contained while you go out for work (you’re better off hiring a dog-sitter).

Can the dog sleep in my bed?

Some people allow their dog to sleep in their bed. There’s nothing wrong with it, just understand that once you start allowing this, it will be very hard to train the behavior out of them if you change your mind. Allowing a dog to sleep in your bed can strengthen your bond, plus they can provide great cuddles. However, you’ll need to get used to your bed being covered in dog hair. Larger dogs may also take up a lot of space, which could lead to a disrupted sleep.

Can I keep my dog outside?

There’s a lot of debate as to whether you should keep a dog outside. Most dog professionals agree that there’s no problem with keeping a dog outside provided that they have a kennel that is warm, dry, and cozy enough – make sure that it’s waterproof, insulated, and has bedding.

Keeping a dog outside is more preferable in countries with warmer climates but thicker coated dogs will usually be able to stay quite warm even in cooler climates. You should avoid letting a shorter coated dog sleep outside in a cooler climate.

While the correct answer to where a dog should sleep is always in your bed or on the couch, there are other alternatives too for a good night’s sleep for your pup.

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Fall Shopping Fun

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Fall Shopping Fun

Hello everyone and TGIF!!! This past weekend I enjoyed some Fall Shopping Fun with my mom and got a cozy long sleeved shirt from Francesca’s that I’m seriously obsessed with. Take a look and have a laugh:

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^^^ Ahhhh, I love it!

My mom and I took a trip to the mall to utilize one of her coupons at LOFT and we ended up taking the Summit Mall scenic route through a few of our favorite stores. We ended our outing in Francesca’s and the first thing that I spotted among all of their darling fall collection was this crazy comfy heather grey top and I knew that I had to have it. I snagged the shirt from the rack (and was lucky enough to grab the last size small) and headed off to the fitting room to give it a try.

As soon as I entered the dressing room I stripped off my top and pulled the silly slogan-ed smock over my head. I looked in the mirror and was so happy to see that it looked cute as can be. It’s made to be longer and a bit baggy which I personally love. It’s the perfect snuggle up shirt for fall and the material is SO. FREAKING. SOFT. I seriously wanted to keep the shirt on and wear it out of the store once I bought it but my original outfit was pretty snazzy so it needed some show off time!

If you’re familiar with the cuddle worthy fabric of Brandy Melville shirts and hoodies then you’ll know exactly what my new shirt feels like…So in other words, perfect. I adore tops with edgy patterns and sayings on it and my newest purchase is no exception. And to those of you who are curious about the “I told my therapist about you” slogan I’m sporting, the answer is: yes, I probably did!

So there you have it, my first Fall Shopping Fun post! Make sure you tune in tomorrow for a new issue of If The Shoe Fits: Michael Kors Edition, which also ties into my cold weather shopping spree! What is your favorite fall clothing item? What are you most looking forward to this fall season? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah