My mom has a senior lab that has trouble getting up after sleeping on a dog bed, he does much better on a thin mat on the floor. When I was home for Thanksgiving I mentioned that I was going to get Bauer a new bed for Christmas. She said that she had one that was almost brand new (her dog used it for about a month). It was exactly what I was lookling for (bolsters on 2 sides, a neutral color, and probably much more expensive than I wouldl have purchased). She gave it to me, but Bauer won't use it. I took it all apart and washed it, I covered it in one of his blankets . . . and he still won't use it. He will sniff it, and then gets very excited and acts like he is looking for mom's dog. :rolleyes: Do you think he will ever use it, or does he see it as Rocky's territory?
12-01-2009, 04:31 PM
Interesting. My guess it that he will use it eventually, but it might take him a little while to get comfortable with it. You might try tossing some of your dirty laundry on it to get your scent on it.
12-01-2009, 04:49 PM
I thought it was weird, especially because he lays on Rocky's stuff and plays with his toys when we are there. I will try putting some of our dirty laundry on it.
12-02-2009, 11:29 AM
Weird! I would give it some time.. maybe throw a couple of his toys on there so he has to go on it to get to them?