A bit of a design problem
My dachshund has been using his new Cozy Cave for a few days. The idea is great, and the construction is fabulous, as is the amount of padding in the base of the bed (nice and cushy, especially for older dogs, with arthritis issues). However, there are two problems with the design, which became immediately apparent when my dog got into the Cozy Cave. Since there is a flexible "rod" in the top, this makes it easy for a dog to crawl into the cave and find the opening. But once inside the cave, the flexible rod also prevents the "cover" part of the cave from draping completely over the dog, if they are a typical dachshund, who truly loves to "burrow in deep," hiding inside the cave for warmth and coziness. Thus, my dog is inclined to crawl towards the back of the cave, so the cover can go down over his body better, but since there is so much padding in the base, the entire cave "tips" a bit sideways, as the weight of his body shifts inside the cave. When this happens, now my dog's body is completely OFF the cushioned part of the base and the cave is now "tilted." Because of this, he does not like to stay and sleep in the bed for a long period of time (since he wants the cushioning under himself) and the better part of his body is on the floor and not on the cushioned part of the bed's base. I don't know if other dogs have had this problem or not. My 10 pound dachsie boy is a great fit for the small bed, size wise, but it's too easy for him to slide off center, and off the padding.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Mickey Howard from Dunedin, FL on 9/2/2013