I’m a fan of dog beds. They provide a comfy place for your dog to chill throughout the day, and gives them a comfortable place to sleep at night so that I can shoo them off my bed guilt-free.
When we travel we can take it with us and it gives my pooch a sense of “home” no matter where we are, and on the rare occasion I have to leave him with a sitter, it gives him added reassurance in my absence.
Furthermore, a good bed can greatly alleviate aches and pains in older dogs. Investing in a quality bed can provide a place to lay that absorbs their tired muscles and helps relieve pressure on their aching joints.
Young dogs also appreciate a good bed as it gives them a sense of regularity in where they sleep. You will find that your puppy also sleeps better at night having a super-comfy bed, versus how well they sleep with a smaller bed.