Zen and the Art of Dog

Best Dog Crate Beds For Chewers

The other night we had a terrifying thunderstorm here in Indiana. It rained so hard with loud thunder that it kept me up. It also kept Denver up- all night.

Usually Denver sleeps in his crate or on the couch. But, when he’s feeling anxious (like he was the other night) he will destroy the bed that’s in his crate and if he’s free he will pace and whine.

This is not a situation conducive to our sleep!

So, needless to say, he destroyed his bed in his crate and wound up sleeping with my wife and I.

Not great!

So I did some research to try and find the best crate beds for chewers like him or burrowers (which he has also done).

Here is what I found.

What to look for in a “chew proof” dog bed

I was looking for a couple of design features for Denver’s replacement dog bed.

  1. It would likely need to be elevated- an elevated dog bed is more difficult to get his jaws around.
  2. Edges and corners should be protected with rubber and rounded.
  3. Has a frame that is made of metal (preferably) or PVC pipe.
  4. The bed itself is manufactured from tough materials.

Veehoo Chew Proof Elevated Dog Bed

  • Composed of rustless aluminum frame and mesh fabric. All the edges of the Dog Bed Mat are wrapped directly inside the bed frame.
  • Upgraded material and structure offer strong stability, Veehoo Raised dog bed can hold a maximum weight of 150 pounds.
  • Bed is sturdy and breathable- very comfortable. Sleeping with an elevated dog bed is more comfortable, cleaner, dryer, and healthier compared to the ground.
  • Easy to Clean. For the pet hair, dirt, grime (or other stains brought by your dog from outside lawn), simply hose off with water and allow to dry. Besides, you can also wipe them clean with a wet towel.
  • Easy to Assemble. Screws and hex tool are included. And more, some accessories have been assembled and can be installed directly. Portable and Perfect for indoor, outdoor, picnic, camping, training… Quality sleep on the go!

What are reviewers saying?

We have a Husky and a Mountain Cur, both are extreme chewers and have destroyed every bed we’ve tried for them. They love to lay out in the sun and I was looking for a soft comfortable bed that would stand up to both the chewing and a SD winter. We’ve had the bed for over three months both dogs love it. They seem to take turns on it but occasionally I have caught them sharing the bed. There is no sign of wear on the fabric, despite them “digging” for a bed.

I only wish we could fine a blanket that would hold up to them, they both love blankets and carry them around like toddlers with a luvy.

K9 Ballistics Armored Dog Crate Pad Chew Proof Dog Bed – The best for aggressive chewers

  • Aluminum frame prevents dogs teeth from accessing fabric edges and corners
  • This chew resistant, cot style tough dog bed has a metal frame and corners
  • Designed to fit most standard size folding crates. Use it without a crate as well.
  • Within 120 days we will replace any damaged component(s), once, free of charge.

What are reviewers saying?

I’ve had this product for about 3 months now and so far, my bulldog is unable to chew or tear it like he’s done in the past with other pads claiming to be ” chew and tear proof”. This one fits perfectly in a 36″×22″ crate. It’s absolutely durable, very easy to clean, and comfortable. My dog can’t wait to use it every time he comes in the house and I love it as much as he does!

K9 Ballistics Chew Proof Elevated Dog Bed, Chew Resistant Indestructible Crate Beds for Chewers

  • This is the second K9 ballistics dog bed on this list. They make some spectacular products!
  • Not just chew resistant, this dog bed is an indestructible dog bed.
  • This elevated dog bed resists all destructive dog habits such as chewing, biting, scratching, digging, and nesting. This is due in part to the full aluminum dog bed design, and also to the ripstop ballistic fabric used for the bed.
  • Designed to fit in all standard size dog crates. This crate dog bed fits snuggly (not tight) without any gaps. This helps keep your dog safe in his crate, and also helps prevent damage a dog’s attempts to damage the crate dog bed.
  • 120 Day Chew Proof Armored Warranty – If your dog chews through or damages any part of their bed within 120 days of receiving it, they will replace any damaged components.

What are reviewers saying?

I can’t believe it, but it’s been a week and so far so good. Our sweet little monster hasn’t put a dent in it. She has gone through plastic, materials and wood.

Crossing our fingers. If so, this is WELL worth the price. Will update in a month.

Kuranda Almond PVC Dog Bed – The best PVC Crate Beds for Chewers (better value but not as chew proof)

  • HIGH STRENGTH PVC frame supports up to 100 lbs.
  • Elevated/Raised orthopedic design to keep your dog dry, cool, and comfortable indoors and outdoors.
  • Easy to Clean, guaranteed to stand up to repeated cleaning.
  • Heavy Duty 40oz solid vinyl is our most durable fabric. It’s ideal for determined diggers and larger, heavier dogs. Its smooth surface is easy to clean. And great for outdoor use.
  • Includes a 1 year warranty.

What are reviewers saying?

My Tervuren puppy adores this bed, and he’s not able to destroy it like a soft dog bed. He puts himself onto it at night so I know he finds it comfortable and I believe feels secure since it is raised. He does try to chew the corners sporadically but so far has not been able to damage it with sharp puppy teeth. Any other type of bed has become a chew toy in minutes! I’d recommend this bed. He’s outgrowing it rapidly so I’m looking at a larger size.

So hopefully you can find your best crate beds for chewers. It might also help if you train your dog with a “crate” command.

Let me know in the comments if you know of another one and thanks for reading.

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