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 seem to resist the urge to abuse their bedding. If that’s the case, it’s time to get serious. We’ve rounded up super-tough (but still cozy!) options for the chewers, shredders, and diggers of the world, including one failsafe winner approved by shelters and vets everywhere.
Whether you have a teething puppy, a troubled teen, or an anxious adult, here are some steps you 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.
Orvis has two styles of dog bed featuring their ToughChew 1000-denier cordura ripstop nylon fabric and a super-tough brass zipper. Coupled with the 100% satisfaction guarantee, these beds are a great option for the destructive dog in your life.
The Ninja Bed is chew-resistant, water-resistant, and repels stains, germs, and odors with its unique Repelz-it fabric treatment. This product even comes with a 90 day chew proof guarantee. And let’s face it. If your dog hasn’t destroyed it by then, you’re probably set.
Buddy Rest has three styles to choose from in their Titan bed collection. Each one features a ballistic ripstop nylon cover sewn with Kevlar thread—yes, the same stuff that’s used in body armor!—for extra durable seams. There’s also a velcro closure instead of a zipper.
Buddy Rest offers a 30-day limited damage warranty. They also make a popular orthopedic option that’s reported to be quite tough.
K9 Ballistics offers a huge range of over 20 models ranging in price from $41-$366. They offer a 90-day limited damage warranty for their covers (but not the bed itself.)
Drs. Foster and Smith Dura-Ruff Bed
The Dura-Ruff dog beds are chew-resistant, plus come with a special double-layered, water-resistant cover. If your dog needs an indoor-outdoor or travel option, this is a good one to consider.
Backed by the Drs Foster and Smith 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The not-so-secret weapon in the war against chewing, Kuranda beds are designed with unrepentant chewers in mind. A sturdy tubular support made of PVC or aluminum pipes hides and protects the fabric platform. There are lots of sizes, covers, and upgrades available, and Kuranda beds have a one year warranty. These beds are used and loved by shelters and rescues, so you know they’re tough!
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