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When we first got our German Shepherd, it was in the middle of the cold snap we had. Ben decided he didn't want to sleep in the bed we had purchased for him and he looked cold on the blanket in our bedroom so me being the sucker that I am went looking for something to help keep him warm.
I came across a dog sleeping bag in a pet shop close to us. It was priced at £19.99. It was very much like the one pictured though ours was entirely black. It looked very much like a camping sleeping bag but for dogs. I have to say I was taking a bit of a risk at £19.99 because Ben had given the impression that he didn't like his bed but I hated the thought of him being cold as well so decided to just buy it and hope for the best.
The material is a nice satin like material and the sleeping bag is quite padded. It is well stitched and made to a good and high standard. The sleeping bag is completely machine washable which is great for those times when you bring your dog home a but muddy from the park and they dive straight into the sleeping bag making it dirty. When I purchased it there seemed to be only one size and the woman at the pet shop said it would last a German Shepherd until it was about a year old. it is a good size.
When I unrolled the sleeping bag for Ben and put it on the floor, he went over to it immediately and had a little sniff at it. He was only a small puppy when we first gave it to him and he nuzzled at the opening and went down on his belly wriggling in. And he stayed in there, much to my amazement! And he slept in his sleeping bag every night and spent some of the day in it too. If we had left his sleeping bag upstairs, he would whine until we brought it down for him! If he didn't like the position or place we had put it in for him, he would grab one end between his teeth and drag it to wherever he wanted it - tripping along the way because he was still quite little but with massive paws, he was very unco-ordinated!
The dog sleeping bag was definately worth the money I spent on it. It lasted Ben until he was about 10 months old but he still has it and tried to get in it despite half of him hanging out. He eventually decided he liked a dog bed so we put the sleeping bag in his bed for him.
I would definately recommend getting a dog sleeping bag. I think it would be great for travelling with a dog in the car or for long journeys, even camping. I don't think it should be labelled just for dogs though as cats can easily use it - my cats do! Sometimes we find the cats snuggled down in the sleeping bag with Ben which is very cute and quite ironic considering cats and dogs are supposed to hate each other.
I bought my mother this item for Christmas for her dog as she spoils him rotten and treats him like a little baby and so we all in the family with her getting a little bit older now and has already a lot of things, we are always thinking what to buy her so we sometimes buy for her dog.
I saw this little dog sleeping bag at a B& M store and thought for £7.99 it was a perfect price for a try and if the dog did not like it, not a lot of money would be wasted, but to my amazement the dog just ran up to it and sniffed at it for a while as it was something new in the home and once he knew it was fine he just slipped into and fell asleep all curled up.
It has a nice lining that can easily be placed into a washing machine and my mum has taken her dog to the vet in this product and although the vet did laugh when he saw it, he said it was a good idea to keep the animal warm when it was ill.
They are ideal I think for travelling for long journeys and they can be comfortable in the back of the car on a comfy sleeping area, as travelling needs to be comfortable for an animal just as much as it is for us.
These could easily be used for cats or any animal that needs to be kept warm on a visit to the vets. They can be used as its own little bed at home as well as for if you take you pet on holiday with you, as my mum does all the time. My mum loves this product as well as her dog and for the price it is very good value. The animal does look really cute in them.
When I was looking around for a gift for the dog, I saw a similar product to this one and it was priced at over £20 from a pet store, and I liked it but when I saw this one I thought it was almost the same.
If you have a pet or want to buy one for a gift for someone to give to their pet, this is an ideal item and to spoil a pet I think it is excellent value and price.
I give it a 5 star.
When I went camping for the first time, I felt a little bit sorry for my dog, although he had somewhere relatively cosy to sleep, I couldn't help but think that next time we go camping I could try and make it a little more comfortable and cosier for him.
It was last year when we went camping for the first time and it was the time of year when it began to freeze at night a little so we have spent the past 6 months accumulating items that will be extremely useful for our next camping trip which we are soon to go on.
The dog has also been one of the priority and the amount of camping stuff that we have bought just for him to make sure he has a comfortable trip is quite a lot.
WE were looking through B&M Stores one weekend, which is a great shop that sells all things that you could want at a very competitive price and this is when I stumbled across the dog sleeping bag. (The picture above is exactly the same however I found this one on Ebay at considerable amount more in cost).
The dog sleep bag is available in blue and red and as with all sleeping bags, it comes with a carry case so you can fold it up and pop it in, for storage space and ease of packing when travelling. The outer case comes in the same colour as the actual sleeping bag with black paws on it to differentiate it from normal sleeping bags.
Now these actually only come in one size and are suitable for small to medium dogs. Sandy is considered as medium dog and he fits in his with just enought room. The dog in the above picture would have ample space in one of these.
My particular dog sleeping bag is blue with a black base and it is padded exactly the same as a normal sleeping bag to ensure that your dog is cosy on its trip. As opposed to having zips around the side as it can be quite hard to get your dog in one of these, it has velcro, so once the dog is in, your can either close the velcro straps around the side, and if they want to get out they can, or you can just leave them and cover it over without fastening it. Sandy is hard work to try and get in his, however if he is tired its like an automatic thing to get in bed and go to sleep, so you just have to wait for this time to come.
These ane be used for camping, general travelling or just in the house if you want to as I have tried to get Sandy used to his a little.
The price on these in B&M STores is £3.99 which I think is fabulous price however on Ebay I think people may have been taking the opportunity of stocking up on these and selling them a considerably high price, which when you manage to get one for £3.99 you can't understand why people would may more but if they are not aware and its a product they need they will.
A great litte item to ensure that your furry friend has just as good a holiday as you do.
Sleeping bag designed for dogs