I don’t know about you, but there are days that I just can’t wait to go to bed! There is a connection between you and your bed, whether you know it or not. And there is that same connection for your dog and his dog bed. The usual reasons why dog beds are apparent. You don’t want him laying on your expensive couch, shedding and slobbering.
When you want to finally sit down for a moment, your dog always seems to be in your spot. And lets not forget the dirt and sand that he will drag in from the yard. These are all human reasons and are certainly not to be ignored. But your dog needs his own bed for a few of his own reasons. First and foremost he needs a place to call his own, to feel safe and secure.
My dachshund is a sweetheart but she gets a little bit nervous when I’m bringing her to new places. She’s a creature of habit; she likes to hang out in the same places in the house most of the day and do the same things and play with the same toys. So when I bring her anywhere new, it helps to have some things to keep her comfortable, so she doesn’t get nervous. Because when she’s nervous, she starts yipping.
What I usually do is make sure to bring along at least one of her toys. I’ve also found it very useful to make sure that she’s always in familiar pet carriers so that she has a place to go hide and hang out in with her toys if she gets too afraid of the new surroundings, which happens sometimes. When she’s in her little carrier, she doesn’t yip at all and it seems to keep her pretty peaceful