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Posted: 4/30/2011 5:56:01 AM EDT
So my husky likes to tear her beds up. I bought 3 in 3 days with the last one being a Kong brand that was I was told by the girl there was "dog proof". Well, that lasted about 10 minutes and while she wasn't able to tear the cover, she found the zipper and unzipped it and destroyed the stuffing pillow.

Now Pet Smart garuntees the beds, so it didn't cost me anything for her to tear these things up, but after 3 in 3 days I felt like a dick trying a fourth.

She stays in her crate during the day and while she doesn't seem to mind laying on a fleese blanket, as soon as I let her out she jumps on the couch to pass out on something soft.

What do you guys use for dog beds that your chewers haven't been able to destroy?

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:03:09 AM EDT
I made one of these but because I could not find the corner pieces shown I put another square of pipe on the bottom too. LINK

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:03:28 AM EDT
Just use some cheap place rug. She's bored and her idea of fun is finding a way to destuff dog beds. Accept that and find an alternative.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:08:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 6:08:59 AM EDT by MonkTx]
I had to get a kuranda for my destructive turds.

http://kuranda.com/
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:08:49 AM EDT
Buy her a pool instead, FL is going to get hot.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 7:45:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By E-Mag:
I made one of these but because I could not find the corner pieces shown I put another square of pipe on the bottom too. LINK

http://www.happyrover.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/no_chew_guard.jpg


I've only seen these at the pound and never really thought they would be a compfy bed for the dog, but if you guys like them I'll give it a try. I just want her off that hard plastic floor. Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:17:15 AM EDT
check out the Orvis catalog....
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:20:18 AM EDT
I've always had good luck with earth.

Haven't seen a dog wear it out, yet.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:24:59 AM EDT
where at in florida? i know that the jax area has a strong sled dog group. believe they have a facebook page.

my brother lives down that way, his two huskies and one malamute are the kings of demolition! good luck

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Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:27:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Just use some cheap place rug. She's bored and her idea of fun is finding a way to destuff dog beds. Accept that and find an alternative.


I use carpet and t-shirts.

I get the carpet from a neighbor who installs carpet and the t-shirts from a guy at the goodwill around the corner..
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:33:59 AM EDT
I was in the same boat as you a year ago

Tried different beds, pillows, and even a carpet which were all torn up

Finally got fed up and put a blanket in there. When it was destroyed, I left it in there. She ended up sleeping on metal covered with shreds of fabric for about 2 months before I put three old pillows in there and formed a bed. Guess she appreciated it and now I have no issues
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:35:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By prerunner221:
Originally Posted By E-Mag:
I made one of these but because I could not find the corner pieces shown I put another square of pipe on the bottom too. LINK

http://www.happyrover.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/no_chew_guard.jpg


I've only seen these at the pound and never really thought they would be a compfy bed for the dog, but if you guys like them I'll give it a try. I just want her off that hard plastic floor. Thanks.
My dog LOVES her bed. I bought the all the pieces at the Menards and had the GF sew up the fabric part and made it so the fabric is very tight. I have mine so she can look out the bay windows and changed the uprights to match the lower part.

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:39:25 AM EDT
A dog that continually tears up his or her place of sleep is your dogs way of trying to communicate to you.

Your dog isn't happy.
Husky has nothing to do with it.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:41:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By E-Mag:

Originally Posted By prerunner221:
Originally Posted By E-Mag:
I made one of these but because I could not find the corner pieces shown I put another square of pipe on the bottom too. LINK

http://www.happyrover.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/no_chew_guard.jpg


I've only seen these at the pound and never really thought they would be a compfy bed for the dog, but if you guys like them I'll give it a try. I just want her off that hard plastic floor. Thanks.
My dog LOVES her bed. I bought the all the pieces at the Menards and had the GF sew up the fabric part and made it so the fabric is very tight. I have mine so she can look out the bay windows and changed the uprights to match the lower part.


What kind of fabric did you use?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:43:21 AM EDT
I have a Beagle that liked to eat his beds also. After getting tired of that bullshit I bought a can
of this Granniks Bitter Apple spray and tried that. It worked and its a lot cheaper than buying
new dog beds.

http://www.bitterapple.com/
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:44:06 AM EDT
you stay in a crate all day. i bet you would tear up everything in sight when you got out.
if you need to cage an animal , get a chicken
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:46:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By prerunner221:
So my husky likes to tear her beds up. I bought 3 in 3 days with the last one being a Kong brand that was I was told by the girl there was "dog proof". Well, that lasted about 10 minutes and while she wasn't able to tear the cover, she found the zipper and unzipped it and destroyed the stuffing pillow.

Now Pet Smart garuntees the beds, so it didn't cost me anything for her to tear these things up, but after 3 in 3 days I felt like a dick trying a fourth.

She stays in her crate during the day and while she doesn't seem to mind laying on a fleese blanket, as soon as I let her out she jumps on the couch to pass out on something soft.

What do you guys use for dog beds that your chewers haven't been able to destroy?

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/217645_10150169785244494_826794493_6624484_4766956_n.jpg


Awesome pic.

Has the twitchy look of a dog that's about to burst with misbehaving energy. Post more if you've got 'em.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 9:05:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 9:06:05 AM EDT by Chas8008]
Smack her on the ass and tell her NO.

OH
Gunner says nice looking bitch



Link Posted: 4/30/2011 9:09:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By blackdogremi:
you stay in a crate all day. i bet you would tear up everything in sight when you got out.
if you need to cage an animal , get a chicken


Sorry we're not home 24/7

Would rather not have a puppy have free rein of the house to tear up when we have to leave
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 9:13:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MikeEagle12:
Originally Posted By blackdogremi:
you stay in a crate all day. i bet you would tear up everything in sight when you got out.
if you need to cage an animal , get a chicken


Sorry we're not home 24/7

Would rather not have a puppy have free rein of the house to tear up when we have to leave


Had my lab fully house trained at 4 months.
Your technique and commitment to the dog is showing it's true colors in your responses.

Put in x amount of effort, get y back in return from the dog.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 9:14:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By blackdogremi:
you stay in a crate all day. i bet you would tear up everything in sight when you got out.
if you need to cage an animal , get a chicken


My dog does not stay in a crate although we have one that she chooses to go into at her will. She has constant attention from the wife , me the daughter and SIL plus the three grandchildren. She still destroys all of her stuffed toys and beds except for the one in the front yard. I guess she thinks they are just large stuffed toys.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 9:36:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Texaspyro21:

Originally Posted By E-Mag:

Originally Posted By prerunner221:
Originally Posted By E-Mag:
I made one of these but because I could not find the corner pieces shown I put another square of pipe on the bottom too. LINK

http://www.happyrover.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/no_chew_guard.jpg


I've only seen these at the pound and never really thought they would be a compfy bed for the dog, but if you guys like them I'll give it a try. I just want her off that hard plastic floor. Thanks.
My dog LOVES her bed. I bought the all the pieces at the Menards and had the GF sew up the fabric part and made it so the fabric is very tight. I have mine so she can look out the bay windows and changed the uprights to match the lower part.


What kind of fabric did you use?
Some cordura like backpacks are made out of. I would imagine any heavy duty upholstery fabric would do though. I have even thought about making an outdoor one using some vinyl boat cover fabric.

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 9:41:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MikeEagle12:
Originally Posted By blackdogremi:
you stay in a crate all day. i bet you would tear up everything in sight when you got out.
if you need to cage an animal , get a chicken


Sorry we're not home 24/7

Would rather not have a puppy have free rein of the house to tear up when we have to leave


I think I see the problem. No offense, but far fewer folks should own huskies as they demand much more attention and freedom than other dogs.

Huskies in particular need a social life as they are very active dogs, not Georgia porch dogs.

Our huskies had free reign over the house with a large fenced in yard. They are not destructive IF they can have a bit of freedom and company with other dogs. My huskies cage is covered with a large pillow and pillows on three sides. Sleeps on a leather couch or on our bed.






Link Posted: 4/30/2011 10:48:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By johnnypantz:
where at in florida? i know that the jax area has a strong sled dog group. believe they have a facebook page.

my brother lives down that way, his two huskies and one malamute are the kings of demolition! good luck

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I live in Orlando. Got a name for the group?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 10:52:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
A dog that continually tears up his or her place of sleep is your dogs way of trying to communicate to you.

Your dog isn't happy.
Husky has nothing to do with it.


Quite the opposite. She pulls the bed apart and rolls around in the stuffing like it was snow. Then she takes the shredded material from the cover and plays tug of war with it with the other dogs. I don't think she does it because she's pissed, she just sees the damn thing as an oppertunity for a good time, and multiple toys.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 10:55:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By blackdogremi:
you stay in a crate all day. i bet you would tear up everything in sight when you got out.
if you need to cage an animal , get a chicken


Ya, I guess if you've never tried crating you see it that way, I used to. At night, and for a couple hours a day they are crated. They don't care, they go pass out. When the lights go off at night, they just walk into the crate, and when I throw my back pack on in the morning to head to work they do the same. The rest of the day they split there time between running around a big fenced in back yard, playing with a 10 yo and running around the house.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 11:06:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 11:07:28 AM EDT by MikeEagle12]
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
Originally Posted By MikeEagle12:
Originally Posted By blackdogremi:
you stay in a crate all day. i bet you would tear up everything in sight when you got out.
if you need to cage an animal , get a chicken


Sorry we're not home 24/7

Would rather not have a puppy have free rein of the house to tear up when we have to leave


Had my lab fully house trained at 4 months.
Your technique and commitment to the dog is showing it's true colors in your responses.

Put in x amount of effort, get y back in return from the dog.


again let me rephrase that for you

I would rather not give my "puppy" free rein of the house when I'm gone. Especially since "puppies" generally are teething and like to chew on things

sorry we're not all tier 1 dog trainers as you Mr. Dog whisperer...
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 11:07:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By prerunner221:
Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
A dog that continually tears up his or her place of sleep is your dogs way of trying to communicate to you.

Your dog isn't happy.
Husky has nothing to do with it.


Quite the opposite. She pulls the bed apart and rolls around in the stuffing like it was snow. Then she takes the shredded material from the cover and plays tug of war with it with the other dogs. I don't think she does it because she's pissed, she just sees the damn thing as an oppertunity for a good time, and multiple toys.


Yep, it may be a reason for SOME dogs but some just enjoy destuffing everything they can. I've had labs that had TONS of attention but they absolutely love to get into the stuffing of anything you gave them. To them, that was the best part of the new toy or bed, to find a way to pull out the "guts".
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 11:08:21 AM EDT
ROFL husky proof
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 11:14:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MonkTx:
I had to get a kuranda for my destructive turds.

http://kuranda.com/

Our breeder recommends these.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 11:41:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Elwood_Blues:
Originally Posted By MikeEagle12:
Originally Posted By blackdogremi:
you stay in a crate all day. i bet you would tear up everything in sight when you got out.
if you need to cage an animal , get a chicken


Sorry we're not home 24/7

Would rather not have a puppy have free rein of the house to tear up when we have to leave


I think I see the problem. No offense, but far fewer folks should own huskies as they demand much more attention and freedom than other dogs.

Huskies in particular need a social life as they are very active dogs, not Georgia porch dogs.

Our huskies had free reign over the house with a large fenced in yard. They are not destructive IF they can have a bit of freedom and company with other dogs. My huskies cage is covered with a large pillow and pillows on three sides. Sleeps on a leather couch or on our bed.

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/30106_1421704736442_1047404419_31220422_1744589_n.jpg

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSCN0006.JPG

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/P10100383.JPG


Good looking pups. Mine have the same kind of freedom for the most part, and there's 3 dogs so there is no lack of a "pack". I just can't leave her in an outdoor pen all day, not down here. She's good for about an hour outside going crazy, but after that and she wants nothing more then the tile floor in the kitchen.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 11:54:19 AM EDT
i have a husky and malamute and they pretty much have free rain of the house and dont cause issues outside of shedding and tracking mud threw the dog door when its nasty out,

they have a couple large pillow beds laying around but for the most part either lay on the couch, bed or AC vent
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:45:00 AM EDT
No bed is safe around little beast. She will take them all, and the warmer the better. Mrs. Blues got up about a half minute before, and this is what happens:

Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:50:00 AM EDT
Old, crappy bedsheets and towels. The Bigger dachshund in my avatar has killed every stuffed bed we ever gave him.
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