Our top pick for chew proof beds
- K9 Ballistics Tough Rectangle — The all-around toughest dog bed
- Kuranda Elevated Dog Bed — The strongest elevated bed
- PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed — Luxury Zzzs for classy big dogs
Heavy-duty dog beds aren’t invincible
Dog beds are not guaranteed to last forever. However, dog owners know that a determined dog and enough time can make any bed last. If a product is chew-proof, it means that it can withstand more than normal wear and tear. You might consider chew-proof alternatives if your dog has damaged more than one standard dog bed.
These are the three types of dog beds.
Standard beds reinforced
These beds are very similar to normal beds, but they are made with stronger materials. These beds will be the most affordable, but some chewers can destroy them.
Dog beds for elevated dogs
They look like a hammock or chair, but they provide support and are less likely for your dog to chew on them even if your dog decides to use it as a teething toy; they are usually made of metal, canvas, kevlar or another tough material.
Memory foam beds
This bed has a combination of a durable exterior and super-comfortable foam stuffing. They can provide comfort and support for your dog while also being durable. A memory foam mattress is more expensive than a regular spring mattress. This is especially true for older dogs.
Condura and Canvas make the most chew-resistant beds.
Look for dog beds that are durable and built to withstand the test of time. Some of our top picks are made with strong proprietary fabrics. However, Condura and canvas are the most common.
It’s a common material you have probably heard of as it is used in many products for humans and fluffy family members. It is a durable and affordable material that makes chew-proof beds very popular.
The most common material is nylon. This fabric is used in luggage, backpacks, and military wear. However, other fibers are possible to be mixed in. Polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVC, is the last. It is the third most commonly produced synthetic plastic material in the world, and it is extremely durable. PVC is most commonly used as a rigid material in plumbing and construction. However, it can also be made flexible to make rubber replacements and imitation leather.
Why do dogs chew?
It’s a common trait of dog parents to let their dogs chew. Some dogs are more inclined to chew obsessively or destructively.
Puppy teething is similar to human toddlers. Your puppy is likely teething if they chew through everything. They might enjoy chewing through everything, even their dog beds.
Boredom and anxiety can be a problem for dogs that aren’t yet old enough to fall under this category. Dogs who have a lot of energy can become bored. This can cause them to chew whatever they can to pass the time and help release energy. Dogs can chew their nails when they are stressed. Dogs can chew on their beds, just like humans. Dogs with separation anxiety are more likely than others to chew on things when they have to be left at home while you’re at work or running errands.
Do some breeds of dogs have a greater tendency to chew?
Yes. Yes. All breeds are chewers, including the Russell Terriers, Pit Bulls, Australian and German Shepherds, Shiba Inus and huskies.
What are the common traits of these breeds?
Hyperactive chewers are breeds that require more exercise and attention.
Dogs that require a lot of attention are more likely to suffer from separation anxiety. Dogs who have a lot to do and need to exercise every day are more likely to become bored. Both of these are common causes for chewing.
What can I do to stop my dog chewing?
Although you won’t completely eradicate your dog’s habit of chewing on objects, you can prevent them from ruining your home with their teeth.
You can take your dog for a walk or outside play, but make sure they get enough exercise. You can let them run and play for a while, so they don’t feel the need to chew on their energy. You can also keep other chew toys handy for bored or teething dogs to prevent damage to furniture, shoes, and the dog’s bed.
Enjoy some music. You might also consider leaving the TV or music on while you are away for your dog. A good pet playlist can help relax your dog and make them less likely to chew. Whether your dog is anxious or energetic, you can provide calming music or white noise to keep them stimulated and entertained while you are away, so they don’t chew as often.
Stop stress. If your dog is anxious about chewing, it is a good idea to remove stressors as soon as possible. You can help your dog stop chewing by creating a routine, socializing with other dogs, and allowing them some freedom.
Spray. Sprays are recommended by some blogs and websites that focus on pet care. However, this is not something Advanced Pet Care recommends. Some dogs are sensitive to strong smells and may be allergic to certain chemical formulas in these sprays. It may seem like a quick fix, but it could cause your dog to become uncomfortable or even sick.