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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 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.
- KONGsand 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.
Top Indestructible Dog Beds for Chewers
Durable Orthopedic Dog Bed $60 – $90
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.
TUFF Bed $80-$230
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.)
Ruff n’ Tuff Dog Bed $48-$85
This zipper-less cover is waterproof and chew resistant for indoor/outdoor comfort.
Orvis has two styles of dog bed featuring their ToughChew ripstop nylon fabric removable cover. One is the bolster style, featured above, and the second is a simpler cushion style bed, which is closer to $200 on average. Both are rated chew-resistant, and while more expensive than some other beds on this list, do have a strong online reputation.
Coupled with the 100% satisfaction guarantee, these tough dog beds are a great option for the destructive dog in your life.
K9 Ballistics TUFF Crate Pad $50-$110
If you’re looking for a chew proof bed for the crate, the Tuff 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.
Kuranda Elevated Beds $75-$130
The not-so-secret weapon in the war against chewing, Kuranda durable 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!
PetFusion Ultimate Pet Bed Avg $70 – $240
Tried and tested by Rover office dogs, this cozy bed features a 4-inch memory foam base, covered by a machine-washable, tear and water resistant cover. 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 your dog is only a moderate chewer, and needs a soft place to rest due to age or medical issues.