Hello! (hope this is the right area to ask this) As an owner who does not bathe my dog regularly (maybe twice a year) and only wipes her down if, say, we had gone to the beach (if she goes in the water however I will bathe her) or hiking (or if she's feeling particularly greasy), it is important to me all the more to keep her bedding (which is in my room right beside my bed) ideally clean.
Plus, I always considered the frequency of washing her bed to just be ideal/average (especially as we take long walks and are active outdoors). I admit, I am personally as well, just someone who is on top of cleaning my home too, probably more than the average.
I wash it once a week, but apparently, a lot of other owners from another online forum, said they go from anywhere to a month, or even just a few times a year, before they wash theirs. So they were all saying I am being excessive therefore. So I am curious, how often do you all wash your dog(s) bed?
It depends on the dog and the bed. I have 12 beds. I wash them when they are visibly dirty or smell. Two of my dogs have accidents almost daily, so their beds get washed daily. The beds that my two youngest use, have probably been washed once in the last 8 months.
All my dogs have long fur and the beds are magnets for that, so I brush the beds 2-3 times a week.
Beds that have a removable cover are much easier to keep clean than a bed that doesn't have a removable cover. The batting bunches up from the washer and they wear down. I've gotten rid of all my 1-piece beds and bought beds that have a waterproof, removable cover.
I also have a few of the raised mesh beds, I just hose those down if needed.