my dog is older and arthritic. the moment i pulled her new bed from the box she was interested and once it was on the floor she was on it. she loves it. when she lays down she prefers to be on her bed. I priced others and because she's a large mixed breed it's hard to find a decent bed that is large enough for her but cheap enough for my wallet, this one turned out to be the best for both worlds. thank you Overstock.