Rated 4 out of 5áby Socrates03 My Fussy Dog
I am usually not one for posting reviews. This time I had a funny experience and thought I would share with others who may also have a fussy/particular pup like mine. I purchased this bed last spring for my 12-year old goldendoodle, Socrates. He had an accident when he was 5 resulting in a spine injury and now that he is older and arthritis issues have kicked in, I wanted to ensure he had a supportive bed to sleep in during the day time too. After I assembled the bed, Socrates would take a sniff or two but wouldn't go near it. Over the next month I tried all sorts of tricks to lure him onto it and nothing seemed to work. After a while I essentially gave up and just had to laugh at my silly dog who apparently doesn't like change that much. Then one day in September, I noticed he was lying on it out of the blue (and about 3 months later!). I didn't make a big deal of it and just watched and waited to see his behaviour over time. Sure enough he gradually gravitated to it more and more. It is now his full time sleeping bed and he won't go near his old bed anymore. I can tell he LOVES it!
So I say this to all of you out there with picky pooches like mine to be patient, give it time, and just maybe you'll have the same satisfying result as I have had.
NOTE: One thing I should add (and would otherwise have given this a 5-star rating) is that just this week I noticed the cover has ripped at the seam in one of the corners. I bought LLBean because of the perception of quality and would have expected this to last much longer than 8 months of use so needless to say I am a little disappointed to see that I will need to get this repaired.
April 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Henmother Nice bed but no takers
These therapeutic dog beds are really nice. We have bought two small ones and one medium one. The medium one is used by our mixed breed dog and he likes it pretty much. However, the two small ones were bought for a Boston terrier and a Rat terrier and neither one will use the beds! I don't know if the foam inner mattress smells funny to them or what the problem is. We put each bed in their crates and they fit perfectly. But now those two dogs won't go in the crates or sleep on the beds.
I'm wondering if anyone else had this problem and, if so, did you find a solution?
I am not displeased with these beds at all. They are well made, not too hard to assemble, and dog hair vacuums off the covers easily.
March 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby KathyS55 Enjoyable
I wasn't sure how my Cat would like this. Sammy my 5 year old cat has bad joint discomfort in her hind back legs when it gets very damp . I have found that this helps her and she enjoys getting into this to sleep and just lounge around in it. My other cats also enjoy this. I would highly recommend this for anyone who might have a cat with any discomfort or just for them to lie down and sleep on it. The small couch will work for your cat.
March 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
áby Trendygrandmother You hit a home run!!!!
Our Golden Retriever grand dog Bodie visits often and I noticed at 10 years age he was just not comfortable on the bed we had for him any longer. I did an extensive search and after reading the reviews I purchased the LLBean large therapeutic dog couch. After five minutes sniffing the bed he climbed in and immediately fell asleep. My husband said well "you hit a home run with that bed." I think LLbean "hit a home run". However, save yourself time and misery..... Read the instructions before you try to put it together. I was concerned about the size. Bodie is 90 lbs and the large is just right.
February 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Niles1Pleasure Niles' Pleasure
Niles is a 5 year old pug, who honors his pleasure first and expresses his dislikes clearly. His coat is so dense, we have him shaved even when it is cold. So, he prefers to slumber on fleese with the pillow round and the therapeutic bed. I make a fleece cover for all of his beds, and they always crumple up, which he doesn't like. I wish LL Bean would market a water resistant backed fleece cover that would stay in place with snaps on the outside of the pillow. Niles would thank you and so would I.
February 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Molly104 Great for the Dog; a Little Tough for the Owner
We purchased this bed for our 12 year old beagle five months ago when she was recovering from surgery from a cancerous tumor. My husband complained a little about the struggle to put the cover on initially. We had to wash the cover twice within 10 days due to the dog's getting sick on it. He struggled again to get the cover on. We solved that problem by putting a little blanket (a gift from the Humane Society) on the bed, which is a lot easier to wash. No more struggles, the dog loves the bed, and best of all, the cancer is gone.
January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Crazy4K9 AMAZING BED
Awesome bed. Extremely well made and durable. My Aussie is 60 lbs. Bought the large which is perfect fit. He absolutely loves it.
January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
áby BellaTheCat I love it.
I love my LL Bean bed. Very comfortable, I'm a full figured ten year old cat. I weigh in at 14 lbs, but I'm big boned. My slave owner put it together, slight struggle, he's not as bright as I am. Well made and extremely comfortable. One complaint about LL Bean, they seem to cater to dumb dogs and give cats the big snub. Bad move LL Bean, the cat God will not be kind to you if this continues. Love Bella
December 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby ahappybeangirl cozy bed
Great bed, I ordered a size down and it fits her fine. A comfortable place to curl up in and she loves the comfort of the bolster. I don't think the larger one would have been as cozy to her. I put a pad in the center that I can easily wash because I really don't want to have to take it apart that often, the bolster will not soil as easily as the center. Very satisfied with this bed. She weighs @ 62lbs.
December 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby llbeanssincecollege can't be monogrammed - bummer!!
did a lot of research in choosing this bed, but was VERY disappointed in ordering it that it can't be monogrammed - sure wish that LL Bean would do whatever it takes to include the couch bed for monogramming - maybe if enough customers request it, LL Bean will respond - also very disappointed that the color (forest moss) that I wanted is sold out
December 1, 2015