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Does this sound familiar? You buy your dog a cushy place to sleep, and before you know it, she’s torn out all the stuffing. Some dogs just can’t resist the urge to abuse their bedding. If that’s the case for you and your pet, it’s time to get serious with indestructible dog beds (they exist)!
We’ve rounded up these super-tough (but still cozy!) indestructible dog bed options for the chewers, shredders, and diggers of the world, including one failsafe option approved by shelters and vets everywhere.
Whether you have a teething puppy, a troubled teen, or an anxious adult, here are some steps dog owners can take to prolong the life of any dog bed:
- Make sure your dog gets lots of mental and physical exercise and play every day, especially prior to crating.
- Interrupt any destruction and immediately redirect chewing to an appropriate item.
- Limit the length of alone time, or break up a long day with a dog walker or drop-in visit.
- KONGs and other puzzle toys keep your dog busy while you’re away.
- Bitter Apple spray applied daily will help your dog resist gnawing on his surroundings.
Best Indestructible Dog Beds for Chewers
PetFusion Ultimate Pet Bed (Verified Review)
Tried and tested by Rover office dogs, this cozy dog bed checks a lot of boxes: it features a 4-inch memory foam base; comes with a machine-washable, tear- and water-resistant cover; and offers sturdy, nearly 360 degrees of bolstering support if you have a dog who likes a pillow.
While it’s not certified chew proof, it should stand up to dogs that like to dig in their beds and have a nibble while they’re at it. A nice combination if you have an older dog who’s a moderate chewer, and needs a soft place to rest.Shop on Chewy
Ruff n’ Tuff Dog Bed (Verified Review)
This chew-resistant dog bed’s cover is removable and machine-washable, but the opening is hidden because dogs love to dig and claw at zippers. It’s also waterproof for indoor/outdoor comfort. Our tester loved that it was made from recycled materials, yet felt very durable.
Verified review: “Mable likes to dig in her beds, which has been a problem with dog beds because some are cheaply made and will easily rip. When she starting digging, the bed barely flinched. The stuffing of the bed is perfect and doesn’t clump up on one-side (which is common with other dog beds) so it definitely exceeded my expectations. This bed is perfect for inside, outside, the car, work—everywhere! This bed is so comfy that I could easily fall asleep on it myself.”Shop on Chewy
Kuranda Elevated Beds (Verified Review)
The not-so-secret weapon in the war against chewing: Kuranda. These indestructible dog beds are designed with unrepentant chewers in mind. Heavy-duty tubular support made of PVC or aluminum pipes hides and protects the fabric platform. There are lots of sizes, covers, and upgrades available, and all have a one-year warranty. These indestructible beds are used and loved by shelters and rescues, so you know they’re tough!
Verified review: “The item came in a box and required a bit of assembly. The box did not contain instructions for assembly so I found a video on YouTube. Took about 15 minutes. The bed is simple in design and attractive. I like the simplicity of this bed and my puppy really enjoys it. She likes to lay on it with her blanket and seems to like the netting style. The medium size offers plenty of room. We don’t have any complaints about the product. I would have appreciated having some setup instructions in the box but overall, my dog really enjoys this bed. I have this set up at the Rover office and am considering another for home.”Find on Amazon
K9 Ballistics Tough Rectangle Bed (Verified Review)
We love the color options from K9 Ballistics, which offers a 90-day limited damage warranty for their bed covers (but not the bed itself.) This chew resistant bed comes with a waterproof, removable cover that’s machine-washable, so it’s tough and easy to clean.
Verified review: “It looks a bit plain: just a big, thick square pad with a cover that you zip on. However, it’s thicker than I expected, more like a plush pillow, and the cover feels very sturdy. The zipper is strong and easy to use. I’d feel confident removing and replacing the cover if I needed to. Though it’s not exactly soft to the touch thanks to its tough nylon cover (which feels more like a canvas tent cover, say, than a blanket), my dog loves this bed. She is very happy to flop out across it. I am pleased with its durability because after one month of use, she has yet to tear even a small hole into it. She occasionally scratches at it, as if to bury her toys in it, and hasn’t even made a dent. You can’t tell, in fact, that a dog uses it unless you look closely because the fabric is basically fur-repellent. It’s very easy to wipe off. I would say that this bed truly is “chewproof” and that it’s much softer and more supportive than I’d thought it would be. Easy to put the bed inside the cover and zip up! Main issue has been the size; it’s bulky and not easy to fit comfortably in our living space.”Find on Amazon
This durable orthopedic dog bed from Dogbeds4less is covered in two cases; an internal breathable liner for the shredded foam, and then a waterproof, machine-washable tough denim cover over that.Find on Amazon
If you’re looking for a chew proof dog bed for the dog crate, the Tough Bed Crate Pad is a great choice. Whether you use it for kenneling purposes, or when traveling, you can toss it in the back of your truck, use it camping, roll it up and bring it along anywhere. Recommended for light to moderate chewers.Find on Amazon
Want more dog bed options? Check out the articles below.
- 10 Best Dog Beds on Amazon by Price and Quality
- The 10 Best Orthopedic Dog Beds for 2019
- The Best Beds for Large Dogs