How many times have you thought how much easier (and fun) life would be if your dog could talk? They’d be able to tell you all sorts of things such as, who is their favourite human (although you’ve got a fair idea), why they like your socks so much and, what type of bed they’d like.
Carolyn, Frank & Arlo’s creator, designer and possibly the world’s biggest dog lover is as close as we’ll ever get to being able to speak ‘dog’. A proud dog owner with 15 years working in the canine industry (owner of two doggy daycares, a qualified dog trainer and dog groomer), she knows a thing or two about what dogs like and don’t like when it comes to choosing the right dog bed.
Her insights into ‘all things dog’ shaped her designs for Frank & Arlo’s quality dog beds. Take a look and see what you should look out for when choosing a quality dog bed.
- Choose a bed that supports your dog’s joints and bones
A quality dog bed is the same as a human’s bed – layers of comfortable wool padding and foam. Orthopaedic dog beds are designed to support a dog’s joints and bones so that they are cushioned and protected while they rest and sleep. Low-cost options are often poorly made and thin, which means they give little (if any) support to a dog’s body and can leave them feeling uncomfortable, sore and stiff.
- Choose a bed that can keep your dog cool/warm
How many dog beds on the market look warm and comfy? Lots. However, what happens when it’s 40+ degrees outside? Made of natural materials including leather, sheepskin and Merino wool, our beds help a dog to regulate their temperature. As nature’s miracle ingredient, wool dog beds are perfect for wicking away heat and drawing it from the body. When it’s cold outside, the wool traps the heat adding extra warmth when required.
- Choose a bed that you love too
One of Carolyn’s key bugbears was that, despite her best efforts, she couldn’t find a dog bed that both she and her dogs loved. All too often, a store-bought bed was a tatty, mishappen blob after just a few weeks of use. Instead, she wanted a quality bed that was fit for her beloved dogs, but that also looked fantastic in her home. Until Frank & Arlo, there was a cavernous gap in the market for a dog bed that looked ‘designer,’ yet was made with an unwavering dedication to the comfort and happiness of our four-legged pals.
- Choose a bed that you can wash
It seems a simple request, but often dog beds cannot be laundered, or when they are, they lose their shape, colour and texture. A quality dog bed will handle washing and even a session with the Dyson. A quality dog bed will wash well and look, smell and feel as good as new. Carolyn’s dog Percy has road-tested his Meko bed for years, and it still looks as good as the day he chose it and took it home.
- Choose a bed that will last
Durability is a crucial word for Frank & Arlo (along with ethical and natural). We don’t want to put more rubbish into landfill, and we certainly don’t want to encourage the ‘throwaway’ culture. A durable dog bed will last a dog’s lifetime, seeing them through the teenage years to adulthood and old age. Choosing a luxury dog bed made of the highest quality materials, sewn by hand and perfected by skilled crafters makes all the difference. Just ask your dog!
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