6 Best Human Dog Beds Australia: Tested & Evaluated 2023
Looking for a comfy human dog bed to nap, read, or cuddle on? You’re in the right place!
Today, I’m going to break down what a human dog bed is, how to find one, and the best human dog beds on the Australian market today.
Sound good? Read on!
Quick Picks - The Top 3
Our Number 1 Pick -
The EPIC Barney Bed (XXL)
- 3 layers of orthopedic support
- Extra extra large size
- 100% Australian owned and designed
- Easily washable cover
Runner Up -
The Human Size Nap Bed
- Good price point
- Wide surface area
- Great reviews
- Plush washable cover
Third Choice -
Fur King "Ortho" Orthopedic Dog Bed
- Comfortable, supportive orthopedic mattress
- Easy to wash
- High quality removable cover
- The boulders make good head and leg rests
Australia's Best Human-Sized Dog Beds Reviewed
So now we know what a human dog bed is and the important characteristics to look out for, let’s list the good ones! Below are our reviews on the top options on the Aussie market today.
The Barney Bed is one of the top dog beds on the market. And their EPIC bed is billed as the largest dog bed in the world. Which from our research, we’d have to agree! At 200 cm x 130 cm, this bed is both wide and long, which makes it the perfect candidate for your human dog bed.
The Barney Bed being tested by our independent expert team.
With a scratch-resistant removable microfibre cover, this bed is easy to keep clean. The cover is machine washable and twice as thick as most dog bed covers. This might slow down the drying time a little, but it means the cover is durable against damage from pawing and stains.
Related: The Best Orthopedic Dog Beds.
Because of its excellent reviews, ease of care, and colossal size, Barney Bed is a prime pick for us.
So the Barney Bed is more of a dog bed that could suit humans. Whereas, The Human Size Nap Bed sold by Pet Pawz is the poster child for a typical human dog bed. Large, comfy, and ergonomically designed, it ticks all of the boxes.
It’s a little smaller than the Barney Bed at 180 cm x 140 cm. However, it does have a higher height. That’s a good and bad thing. Good because it has more layers of mattress to sink into which is comfy for you and your pup. Bad because dogs with mobility issues will struggle to climb into the bed comfortably.
But it has great reviews, an easily washable faux fur cover, and it comes with a storage bag.
If you’re ordering from Australia, you also get free shipping, no matter which state you’re in!
Last year, I reviewed the Fur King “Ortho” Orthopedic Dog Bed. I was sent the large size and it was HUGE. So the XL size would easily be a fabulous napping bed for dogs and small humans alike.
The largest size is 155 cm x 110 cm which is a lot of surface area. It would easily fit children under 120 cm tall, plus any pets you have.
It’s wide and has a supportive base which makes it a good resting place for a long period of time.
Fur King Ortho Dog Bed being tested by our independent expert team
Raised boulders around the sides provide good head and leg rests. But I wouldn’t recommend this bed for adults.
Unlike the other options on this list, this bed is primarily a large dog bed. So it doesn’t come with a pillow or blanket as many of the others do. But all in all, this is an excellent dog bed that will suit small humans too.
There is something so indulgent about curling up in a plush bed that shouldn’t just be reserved for dogs! N&V has heard our cries and provided the ultimate fluffy dog bed for humans.
Clocking in at a respectable 190 cm x 130 cm, it’s a great size for adults and children alike.
It has a high density foam filling that supports your weight easily so it doesn’t sag over time.
It’s easy to clean, with a removable cover, and comes in two colours – beige and bright yellow (my personal favourite).
That said, be mindful that the cover sheds! Be sure to wash the cover on its own so the fibres don’t coat other items. If you can get passed the shedding, you and your pup will love this bed.
Want a luxury bean bag to read and relax in? Check out Homguava’s bean bag bed for humans.
At 180 cm x 120 cm, it isn’t the largest bed on this list, but it’ll work for average adults, children, and their furry friends.
The bean bag beans are resting on a durable foam base layer which adds to the ergonomic support. The stellar reviews attest to how comfy and spacious this bed is.
As a luxury product, it is higher on the budget scale. So it’s a little annoying that the cover sheds. However, most faux fur covers do shed in some way so this is nothing new.
If you want a spacious bean bag for your home, this is a great product to consider!
Finally, we have the BunniBed. This bed is versatile because you can use it both inside and outside. Why? Because the trusty waterproof base will keep you protected from moisture and dirt from the gravel or grass on your balcony or in your garden.
It measures 170 cm x 120 cm so it will fit small adults and children as well as your pets.
Like most dog beds, it has a removable, machine washable cover. But that’s not all. The BunniBed package includes a pillow, blanket, strap belt and reusable vacuum airbag for storage.
For a great all-rounder at a reasonable price point, the BunniBed could be the one for you!
What Is A Human Dog Bed?
Ever bought a plush dog bed for your pooch and wanted to rest your head on it yourself?
Related: The Best Dog Beds Australia.
But it’s probably too small for you to fit, and too thin to support your weight. Also, the jury’s out as to whether you should be crashing your dog’s bed anyway. (1)
Enter the human dog bed.
A human dog bed refers to a larger-sized bed designed for humans that closely resembles a dog bed in terms of its shape, style, or comfort level. You could consider these beds as novelty or quirky items. But then there are those of us who really want a type of “sofa” like our dog’s beds.
The design of a human dog bed mimics the appearance of a traditional dog bed, featuring a raised rim or bolster around the edges to provide a cozy and secure sleeping space. Some human dog beds even incorporate fun elements such as paw prints, bones, or other dog-related motifs in their design.
While human dog beds offer a unique aesthetic or focal piece of furniture in your home, it's important to note that some are more style over function. They are rarely adequate for actual sleeping. They may not provide the same level of support or comfort as a standard human mattress or bed, as they prioritise the quirky “human dog bed” aesthetic rather than ergonomic considerations.
In short, don’t buy one to use if you have back problems.
It's worth mentioning that there are also dog beds designed specifically for larger breeds or shared by both humans and their furry companions. These beds are typically larger in size and provide ample space for both a human and a dog to sleep comfortably.
So your human dog bed can be whatever you want it to be:
Whatever works for you!
So let’s talk about how to find one of these giant dog beds.
What To Look Out For When Buying A Human-Sized Dog Bed
A human-sized dog bed offers a unique and comfortable lounging experience for both dogs and humans alike. When searching for the perfect dog bed that can accommodate you and your whole family (fur children included), there are several key factors to consider, including size, height, and durability.
This buying guide will walk you through these important elements to help you find the right human-sized dog bed for your needs. Let’s dive in.
My dogs are large but not that large. I’d never been able to sit comfortably on their dog beds for any extended period of time. That’s until we bought the… well… we’ll get to that review later. That dog bed was the largest I’d ever seen. And it was large enough for me to lie down in a soft fetal position and doze off if I wanted to.
Size is the key factor when searching for a human dog bed that will suit you and your pup.
Consider the following factors to determine the right size for your dog bed:
- Take into account the size of your dog. Yes yes, I know the bed is for you, but your dog is probably going to want to use it too. After all, it is a similar shape and style to the best dog beds out there. So the bed should be large enough to comfortably accommodate your dog when they are lying down or stretched out.
- Think about how many humans you want the bed to accommodate. If it's just for one person, a smaller bed might suffice, but if you plan to share the bed with multiple people or pets, consider a larger size.
- How big is the largest person who will be using the bed? If you’re purchasing this for your children and pets, then consider their size. If you want to join too, you’ll need a larger size. (That said, I’ve never seen a human dog bed that can accommodate a 190 cm man – just saying!)
- Measure the available space in the room where the dog bed will be placed. Ensure that the bed fits comfortably without obstructing any pathways or other furniture.
We’ve all had those times when we’re furnishing a new apartment and sleeping on an airbed before the main bed frame comes. Or maybe that’s just me. Either way, if you’ve ever slept on an airbed for an extended amount of time, you’ll know that height from the floor matters.
The best airbeds lift your body above the hard ground, providing cushion and comfort as it does so. The best human dog beds do the exact same.
Although we humans can rest and even sleep on the floor like dogs do, we’re typically used to resting on surfaces around knee height. (2) At least in the Western world.
But things are a little different for dog beds. Especially if you want to share your dog bed with your dog.
The height of your human dog bed needs to be a happy medium - low enough for your dog to climb in, but high enough to be comfortable for you to rest too.
We can agree, the height of the dog bed is crucial for providing adequate support and comfort. So during your search, consider the following:
- Look for a dog bed with sufficient height to allow humans to sit or lie comfortably without straining their backs or knees.
- Seek a bed that isn’t too high for your dog to climb in.
- If your dog has mobility issues or is elderly, choose a dog bed with lower sides or an accessible entry point to make it easier for them to get on and off the bed.
I’ll forewarn you. A good quality human dog bed is not cheap! So if you want yours to last, you need to look out for hardy materials and solid craftsmanship.
Investing in a durable dog bed ensures it will last through regular use for many years.
Related: The Best Indestructible Dog Bed.
With that in mind, consider the following factors to assess durability:
- Look for dog beds made from high quality materials, such as sturdy fabrics, reinforced stitching, and durable foam mattresses.
- Opt for fabrics that are resistant to stains, odours, and dirt.
- Choose a bed with a removable washable cover.
- Scan the customer reviews for any notes on build quality or the condition of the product after washing. If someone’s human dog bed melted in the wash after one cycle, you can bet they will be complaining about it in the comments!
My Final Say
For my money, I would go with the Barney Bed or the Nap Bed. The Barney Bed has a fresh microfibre cover that is sweat-resistant and soft on the skin. It’s the largest on the list and has lots of extra space for you and your furry friend to chill and relax together.
If you want a more plush bed with a towering mattress, the Nap Bed is the one for you. Super soft faux fur and ample space make it a cozy addition to your home.
A dog bed for humans is commonly known as a human dog bed. It’s an extra large bed in a dog bed circular or sofa style that is large enough to accommodate you and your pup.
Sleeping with your dog can be safe and beneficial, but there are important factors to consider. If you or anyone has allergies or asthma, it may worsen these conditions. Good hygiene, regular bathing, and cleanliness are essential. Your dog's size and behaviour also matter for safety. Some dogs may disrupt your sleep, and aggressive behaviour or biting is a concern. Personal preference plays a role, so consider if you're comfortable with potential sleep disturbances. Separate bedding for your dog and proper training are helpful. Consult professionals if needed.
- Coren, S. September 23, 2014. “Is That a Dog in Your Bed?”. Psychology Today. Retrieved May 25, 2023. https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/canine-corner/201409/is-dog-in-your-bed
- Nunez, K. August 29, 2019. “Is Sleeping on the Floor Good or Bad for Your Health?”. Healthline. Retrieved May 25, 2023. https://www.healthline.com/health/sleeping-on-the-floor