My dog jumped in his new bed right away and looked so proud to call it his own. I put it in his "house" (kennel) and he jumps in when he knows I'm leaving without me having to tell him. He stretches out and looks so regal. The sides are sturdy enough for him to lie his head on. I love that it is reversible. When I first got it it was cold here in Chicago and he was warm in it. Now it's in the 90s and I've turned it to the cool side and he seems quite comfortable. I highly recommend this bed for the quality as well as the price. Another great purchase from O.co!