My dog is crate trained but now that he's older and well behaved we've taken down the crate. He never actually slept in there and when I attempted to give him a blanket to sleep on, he didn't sleep on that either. Now he has a pillow but he only uses it sometimes and he never really sleeps in one spot. Is this because he doesn't have a bed? Is it bad not to have a bed? He's an 80lb lab and the beds that size are expensive, so I don't want to get one if he doesn't need it or won't use it.
Many dogs do not sleep in their bed b/c they like the feeling of the cool ground. I would not worry about it. vetcare