Most dogs will fall in love with the super soft blissful comfort of their new BuddyRest bed right away. However, just like a new mattress for yourself, there can be an acclimation period for your animal when they get their new bed. Memory foam can be a little strange at first and it can take a few nights to a week or so before they understand that this is their new heavenly haven. It can be difficult to break bad habits like allowing them to sleep in your bed, or on furniture. Rest assured however, if you follow these tips your dog will be having the best nights sleep in no time.
- When your new bed arrives, encourage the dog to lay on it and stay on it. Getting them on the new comfort and support can take a little encouragement. Let them know that this is their new bed, and it is a safe place for them.
- Place the bed near where your animal is used to sleeping. Many dogs love to sleep close to their owners. Place the bed close to you if this is the case. If your ultimate goal is to get them to sleep in a laundry room, or just out of your room, start with placing the bed where they are most used to and move it where you want once they are acclimated to it.
- The floor can be drafty and cool in some climates and especially older houses. Place your new BuddyRest bed somewhere that is a comfortable temperature, away from drafty doorways.
- Give it some time. We often expect our animal to jump onto their new bed and start sleeping right away. This is the case a lot of the time. However, be patient with your animal. Once they understand the orthopedic bed feels good, and more importantly how they feel when they wake up…..they will be comfortable and content.