Rated 5 out of 5 by miamyo Bed, picnic table, play pen!
I bought this about 8 months ago for my Bernese Mtn Dog. He is about 105 lbs, not full grown yet. Based upon the reviews I originally ordered the large. I quickly sent it back for the extra large. I recommend going by LL Bean's size recommendation. The assembly was not as hard as everyone says. My dog loves it and uses it to eat treats on. He also goes there in morning and when I come home from work. He runs there and expects me to lay there with him to play. As he is getting older, just over 15 months he is a starting to use it as a bed more often. Berners are known to have joint problems and he is starting to really appreciate the comfort. P.S. The photo was from when he was much smaller, probably 8 months old.
November 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Educare Bad design and a waste of time
I'm sure my dog would love this bed/couch if only I could put it together for him. For a dog bed that retails for $185.00 (the medium size), one would think it would come assembled. After spending nearly a half hour trying to insert one of the side bolsters, I gave up. Maybe it's me or maybe it's the instructions or maybe it's the construction. It's probably all three. I just don't have the patience to spend forever trying to figure out how to put the thing together. L.L. Bean should know better than to sell products that are bound to frustrate their customers. You'd have to go through this every time you wanted to wash the cover. Too much aggravation for me.
September 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by blacklablover67 Therapeutic Dog Couch, Fleece - Size Large
Cooper loves this bed and a large is plenty big for an 85 lb. black laborador. The only drawback to this bed is it is a pain when it comes to cleaning it. You have to take all the bolsters out, and the styrofoam insert out, not a problem, but once its dry, try to get the foam bed insert back into the bed with the fleece top is not exactly effortless. In fact I dread it. I would buy jut the plain top next time.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Miso Roomy and Comfortable
I bought this bed in size Large for my 65lb dog who is arthritic and recovering from ACL surgery. We already have the non-couch version of this orthopedic bed and another round bed both from LL Bean.
Putting the bed together took about 15 minutes and I did it myself. I read the directions but decided on a different approach that seemed easier. The most awkward part was getting the mattress all the way in simply b/c of the bolsters.
In terms of size, when my dog is curled up tight in the bed he has about 10" of room to spare. But when he stretches out he takes up the whole bed. If you're undecided about size, I would err on getting a larger size, esp if your dog is one that likes to stretch out.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mrsbrolfe Outlet store find!
I purchased the extra large at an llbean outlet for a bargain price of $179, already assembled.
After 4 YEARS of sharing our bed with two golden retrievers, trying several other dog beds, our dogs have finally found a bed they like better than ours! It's gotta be comfy!
The fleece is awesome - I run the vacuum cleaner right over it and the dog hair and sand come right up.
My goldens are 45lbs & 65 lbs, and they share this bed and have lots of extra space. This bed is Dane or pyr sized in XL.
July 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SeamusCC Not too cozy
I received this bed and it is nice looking and sturdy, but, not as comfy/cozy as it looks in the pictures. Note about this bed - the SMALL (good size) is the same size as the MEDIUM (should be advertised as a small) in the wicked good pet cuddler bed. Also, you have to put it together. There are 4 pieces of inner stuffing that you have to put in the cover. Seriously, for this price, LLBean needs to step up and send you a whole bed. Unnecessary frustration trying to cram that stuffing in the bed. I wasn't expecting assembly required when I ordered.
July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by njoys2sk8 Perfect!
Before purchasing this Therapeutic Dog Couch I searched the internet for just a dog bed. Out of all the ones I looked at, the Couch from LL Bean just seemed to be the best there was out there.
I read all of the reviews that were written and they were most helpful. Not only was I sold on the brand, but the fact the it would be good for my 13 year old border collie who has arthritis and cancer.
Here are a few things I would like to pass on that may be helpful to anyone thinking of getting this couch:
My dog weighs about 55 lbs and when I measured her current dog bed to see what size to order, the medium was just a few inches bigger all around. However, when I ordered, I ordered the large based on the the comparison photos someone added to their comments. The large is perfect for her. Just remember that the sizing includes the bolsters. Measuring just the inside of the bed, it was a perfect fit to her old bed.
My daughter and I put it together in about 20 minutes, laughing the whole time. You have to turn the fabric inside out, upside down, and sideways and put the side bolsters in with the angled end facing down. Or was it up? lol But seriously, just read and follow the directions and you won't have a problem setting it up. We suggest two people put it together.
All my neighbors with dogs are very envious. And our dog took to it like a fish to water. I would definitely buy a second one if we had another dog, but we don't. It is well worth the money and I highly recommend it!
March 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rapuda Dog loves it.
I read all the reviews before purchasing this item. You should do the same. This item will have to be assembled. Took me 15-20 minutes. You will need to be patient because the bottom cushion and bolsters will need to be adjusted in order to get the proper fit. They don't just snap in perfectly. I"ll be faster the next time now that I've assembled it. I washed my cover before assembly. I placed it in the dryer for 30 minutes then air dried it for 24 hours. When inserting side bolsters, start from the back corner and work your way up front to the tapered front. This will allow more cushion in the front and prevent the back from being in the way of the rear bolster. Before inserting rear bolster, turn right side out and make sure you like the shape of the side bolsters. Once they're where you want them, zip up inside zippers and insert rear bolster and zip that up. Insert bottom padding making sure the pad is stretched out to each corner. You might have to knead out the crease in the foam pad. You're now done.
Remember. You will need patience and you will have to adjust as you go. I bought a medium bed for a 32 pound dog. Size is perfect. If you have a dog that likes to sprawl out and is over 40 pounds, go with a large bed. Also, call customer service and ask for the inside measurements. Hope this helped.
February 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5
by bdonaghey bed size comparison
This photo shows the large bed next the medium. The difference in size is considerable and more than you would think when choosing based on the words large and medium. This looks more like a large to small comparison. The medium would be okay for a dog 40lbs or less but the large is big enough for a 100 lb dog.
February 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by bdonaghey Bed sizes are messed up
I bought the regular large bed first. Huge - much bigger than my 70lb lab needed and bigger than my 90 lb hound needs. The bottom cushion is very flimsy and flattens easily but they like it so I tried the therapeutic, hoping for more support in the medium size hoping for a better fit. It is tiny. My 35 lb dog would fit comfortably in it. It doesn't look like a medium size to me at all, given the scale of the large one.
February 14, 2013