7 Reasons To Get A Big Barker Dog Bed
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Have you ever noticed your dog moan or grunt as he or she gets on and off their bed? Do they seem like they’re slowing down even at a young age? When I first noticed Riley doing that, I didn’t immediately think it was the bed. I took her to the vet to do all kinds of tests because she’s only 4 years old. It didn’t make sense for her to be so lethargic. Well, the tests results came in and she has been diagnosed with early signs of hip dysplasia, arthritis, etc.
I wanted to give her the best quality of life and make her as comfortable as possible. So, like any other dog owner… I head over to the pet store and get the nicest looking dog bed there is. Not only did it not help at all, I feel like she slowly got worse and worse. She would struggle to lift herself up from her dog bed and limp over to the door to come and greet me. My heart shattered every time I saw her in pain, so we tried everything under the sun. Now my only regret, is not getting her a Big Barker sooner.
It’s the best bed for dogs of all ages. For younger dogs, Big Barker keeps them youthful for longer. For older dogs, this bed brings them back to their best. I absolutely love Big Barker and how much it has changed Riley’s quality of life and energy.
So without further ado, here are 7 reasons to try Big Barker:
1. Joint Support
The number one reason I gave Big Barker a try is because I wanted a bed that protected Riley’s joints from sinking into the floor and creating painful pressure points. I tried laying down in her old dog bed, and it was no better than sleeping on the ground. I later found out that when she used to struggle to lift herself up, her elbows were hitting the floor even on what I thought was a good dog bed. With the Big Barker, however, even I can’t feel the floor.
2. 365-Day Return Policy
Another huge reason to give Big Barker a try is because there’s no risk in trying it out. You have an entire year to give it a try. They genuinely want you and your dog to fall in love with their product. Some dogs fall in love the first day, others take some time to get used to not sleeping on the kitchen floor.
If your dog still prefers their old bed, no problem. They will give you 100% of your money back AND pay for shipping. No fine print, no special rules or exemptions. I absolutely love this company because they’re real people- they get it.
- For obvious reasons, dog beds that have been ripped or soiled with vomit, urine, or feces cannot be returned.
- Make sure to keep the original box when you first get your bed. Fold it up and stash it in a closet or out of the way somewhere. It’s not a deal breaker, but if you don’t have the box they will need to send you another one, so the cost of shipping that extra box will be deducted from your refund.
It is also worth noting that this return policy is for orders placed directly with Big Barker. If you purchase a bed via Amazon or other retail stores, your order is subject to their return policy.
So let’s say your dog isn’t thrilled with the new bed, what happens?
- Contact the customer service team to let them know that you would like a refund.
- They’ll send you a prepaid UPS shipping label.
- Ship the bed back.
- Your refund is automatically refunded in about a week after they receive the shipment and inspect it!
3. 10-Year Warranty
How many dog beds have you gone through over the years? Riley is four years old and I have probably gone through at least five different dog beds. No matter how fluffy and comfortable they look in the store, after a couple of months the bed flattens and it loses a majority of the cushion. Big Barker has a “can’t flatten- won’t flatten” warranty for an entire decade! If your dog bed loses 90% of its original shape and support within 10 years- they’ll send you a new one (for FREE).
4. Payment Plans
I’m going to be honest, these beds are a bit pricey. Riley has a large “Headrest Edition” in burgundy and it cost us about $240. It’s a pretty penny, but honestly, my only regret is not getting it sooner and going through so many other dog beds that ended up lasting a few months. I’ve gone through a semester in college eating Hamburger Helper so I could afford to buy Riley the nice dog food. I’m sure all of you would agree when I say my dog is worth every penny I spend on her.
Luckily, Big Barker offers payment plans. To opt for a payment plan, simply check the Affirm option during checkout.
For example, with their most expensive dog bed (about $400), the monthly payment would be around $18 per month with a 10.0% APR over a 24 month payment plan. Your rate may vary.
A payment plan for less than $20 a month? That’s awesome…
5. Made in the USA
Big Barker is proudly handmade by skilled craftsman in their workshop in Northern California. Their reputation is what sets this company apart, and they proudly only use American-made materials. A majority of dog beds are made with cheap polyfill or low-quality foam. All of the foam used to make dog beds from Big Barker are certified by CertiPUR-US.
6. Easy To Clean
Not only is the cover 100% machine washable, but it won’t shrink! There is also a zipper covering 75% of the bed so the cover comes off easily. With ordinary dog beds, washing the cover is such a hassle. Not to mention that the zipper (if there even is one) is only on one side so you have to put up a fight trying to shove the “fluff” back inside.
7. Big Barker isn’t just for large dogs!
For dogs less than 50 pounds, Barker Junior is perfectly suited for your dog.
Big Barker vs. Normal Dog Beds: Can You Feel the Difference?
Are you ready to give Big Barker a try?
First, measure your dog’s height from the bottom of their paw to the top of their hip or shoulder. This is going to be your dog’s maximum size at full stretch. Even though most dog’s don’t sleep in the full-stretch position, you want a bed to accommodate a dog at their largest. Once you have your dog’s measurement, compare that to the width measurement of a Big Barker and give yourself about 4 extra inches. For example, if your dog is 25 inches tall- the large bed is perfect because it is 30 inches wide.
If your dog weighs under 50 pounds, Barker Junior has three different sizes:
- Small (27″ long x 18″ wide x 4″ thick)
*This is best for dog’s that are shorter than 15″ tall. It’s ideal for dogs such as Dachshunds, Jack Russell Terriers, Pugs, Beagles, etc.
- Medium (33″ long x 21″ wide x 4″ thick)
*This is best for dog’s that are shorter than 18″ tall such as Boston Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, etc.
- Large (39″ long x 25″ wide x 4″ thick)
*This is best for dog’s that are shorter than 21″ tall. This would be ideal for dogs such as English Bulldogs, smaller Pit Bulls, smaller Border Collies, etc.
If your dog weighs over 60 pounds, Big Barker also has three different sizes in both the Sleek and Headrest Edition.
- Large (48″ long x 30″ wide x 7″ thick)
* This is best for a dog under 25 inches tall.
- Extra- Large (52″ long x 36″ wide x 7″ thick)
This is best for a dog that is under 28 inches tall.
- Giant (60″ long x 48″ wide x 7″ thick)
The Giant bed is ideal for either a dog that is under 44 inches tall or two large dogs that like to share a bed.
Do you have a Big Barker dog bed? Tell us your story below in the comment section.
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