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Finding the cheapest bed isn't always the best option for both you and your pet. Many cheaper beds are made of thin and cheap material, which is not comfortable for your dog, and also can be destroyed faster than their stuffed animal chew toys. On the flip side, make sure you know what you're paying for if you're looking for something on the expensive end. Just because it's expensive does not mean that your dog will find it comfortable.
Make sure you buy something that can be easily washed. Odds are you will want to wash it once every 3-4 months, and it would be best if it could withstand the tests of your washer and dryer. Picking out the shape and size of your dog bed is similar to looking at dog carriers. Just think of what your dog would prefer to sleep on (besides your bed). Try and pick something that matches your dog's sleeping personality, as they will be more likely to use it.