For the obsessive dog owner who has to buy every piece of clothing and accessory they can find, it's not surprising that they want their dog(s) to have the best quality furniture. That's why there are companies that offer a variety of one-of-a-kind pieces that are designed with your pup's needs in mind.
You may be wondering, "How is this different from what I can get at my local pet store?" or "What do we need custom furniture for?" We'll tell you. Check out some examples below.
What is Custom Dog Furniture?
First and foremost, custom dog furniture is not the same as "designer dog beds," which are made to look like actual beds (instead of coming in fun, funky colors like this one) and typically sell for quite a bit more.
Dog furniture is not just for dogs in the know; it's also for those with a screw loose. These pieces are for the dog obsessive who may obsess about the minor details.
If you're not sure what kind of items you'd like for your dog, here are some nifty ideas. You might be surprised with what you can come up with!
Another popular item is a dog carrier that fits in a backpack or purse. Most are made out of heavy-duty canvas and feature several pockets that come in handy when dog walking or brief trips to the vet. Some carriers even feature a handle for you to wear on your back.
This one is even waterproof and can be worn in the rain or snow. It makes for an excellent way to get the dog outside and about without worrying about them escaping the house or garden.
Some dog harnesses are made specifically for dogs who are parrots (they chew!) and may be made from faux leather or other materials with minor wear and tear potential. This one is made of 100% cotton and features a variety of colors. There are several styles of harnesses, including those that simply attach to the leash and those that can double as a backpack-style carrier when needed.
Dog Bowls & Feeders
A good-quality dog bowl is essential for your pet if you want them to eat their food properly. Many dogs tend to bolt their food, which can cause them stomach problems later on in life. This dog bowl features three separate compartments for water and food, which can be easily removed for washing.
On the other hand, if you're looking for a stylish bone (pun intended) to pick with your dog's eating habits, this designer bowl may be what you're looking for.
A dog feeder is another option that some owners choose to feed their dogs. This way, they will not have to get up and take their bowl out of the room when they are finished but can remain as close as they want while not being in the way. This one also comes with a storage compartment underneath to keep food fresh longer.
A dog bed is essential for any pup who loves to sleep anywhere, including the floor. This designer bed is made of solid wood and comes in various colors. Your dog can lay on the elevated section, as they would on a tall pillow, and save the rest of the space up for resting if
they want to.
The only downside to this item is that it's made on a tiny scale, meaning you will need to purchase two if you want two beds. If your pet likes some comfort while they sleep but only needs one bed, you could consider getting two standard-sized dog beds instead if you are looking for something more reasonable in price.
If your pet is notoriously good at getting where they aren't supposed to be (the kitchen counter, the entryway closet, etc.), a pet gate will help solve that problem. This gate folds completely flat and features a "pet door" on one side for easy access for both you and your pup. Many gates are designed for pets and feature child-proof latches or other locks that can keep your dog out of certain areas.
There are many types of dog furniture options, and it's possible to find what you're looking for if you know where to look. Custom dog furniture is reasonable, whether it's to help you keep track of your dog or give them a spot in your house that they can call their own.
Keep in mind that it can be extremely frustrating if your dog has begun chewing his bed (or one of the other pieces). It's always better to go with something more durable or move him on from the type of furniture he's been chewing than risk injury or even death.