10 of the Most Indestructible Dog Beds
Some dogs—especially young puppies—just can't resist the urge to abuse their bedding. Invest in one of these warranty-protected, chew-resistant, durable options that don't forfeit comfort.
Rambunctious dogs and eager puppies alike are powerful chewers, and they can make quick work of destroying their beds. Give them a cushy place to sleep and, in a matter of minutes, it's torn up and destroyed with stuffing strewn across the floor.
Dogs are always going to chew, but you can make sure they gnaw on the right things, says ASPCA animal behaviorist Kristen Collins. If your pet is chewing on his bed, redirect him to a bone or toy, and provide positive reinforcement to help him learn what's permitted and what's off-limits. Offer chew-resistant toys and treats, and rotate them to keep your dog interested. Spray taste deterrents, such as Grannick's Bitter Apple ($5.49, petco.com), on the fabric to teach your pet that its bed isn't to be chewed. Also, make sure your dog is getting enough exercise, which ensures he or she is too tuckered out to chew when it's bedtime.
And as for the bed itself? "When looking for a chew-resistant dog bed, it's important to consider features such as sturdy, ripstop, and water-resistant fabric," explains Jarett Antoque, merchandise manager at Petco. "Strong fabrics will help keep a bed intact even during your pup's rougher or less-than-clean playtime sessions." Some even have antimicrobial properties to cut down on the germs and odor from excessive chewing. Antoque suggests looking for a dog bed that is machine washable, which provides "great options for easy clean-up after accidental spillage, dirt stains, or excessive slobber."
Shop for a bed with high water-resistance, great durability, and one issued with a warranty even if dog does damage. Here, some of the best on the market.
Our expert's pick? "These Reddy beds contain an odor-resistant treatment as well as built-in bed handles with skid-resistant silicone grips, which help keep the bed from moving around too much during active playtime," says Antoque.
Shop Now: Reddy Indoor/Outdoor Red Dog Bed, $30, petco.com.
From the modern designers at Wild One comes the brand's signature bed: It's made with tiered foam for comfort, side rails for snuggling, water-resistant lining for accidents, and a layered poly-weave cover for durability.
Shop Now: Wild One Dog Bed, $95, wildone.com.
In addition to its simple, minimalist aesthetic, Fable's dog bed is touted as both stain-resistant and scratch-resistant as well as UV-resistant (meaning it can be used indoors or outdoors).
Shop Now: Fable Pets Bed, in Silver Blue, $95, fablepets.com.
Here's an option from one of the brands known for tough, durable dog accessories. Best of all, this aluminum-framed design is backed by the brand's strongest guarantee. No cover, stuffing, or zippers—therefore, it instantly solves the problem of chewing.
Shop Now: K9 Ballistics Chew-Proof Armored Elevated Padded Dog Crate Bed, in. Tan, $114, k9ballistics.com.
In this bed, the strength is in the details: It utilizes performance fabrics and is sewn with Kevlar thread (the same material used to sew bulletproof vests). In addition to their 100 day risk-free guarantee and 10-year warranty, if your dog damages the bed, the company will even provide a one-time replacement.
Shop Now: BuddyRest Titan Citadel Ballistic Dog Bed, in Olive Green, starting from $48, buddyrest.com.
Does your dog like to tear its beds to bits? Then this one from Gorilla Ballistic might be the answer you've been searching for: The dense fabric resists chewing and its inner coating prevents mold and mildew. It also comes with a 125-day chew-proof guarantee.
Shop Now: Gorilla Ballistic Orthopedic Dog Bed Round, starting from $99, gorilladogbeds.com.
This water resistant dog bed can be used indoors and outdoors, making it a convenient choice for pet owners on the go. It's made of fade-resistant UV-protected performance fabric so it can withstand up to 500 hours of direct sunlight—all while ensuring your pet's comfort.
Shop Now: Hyper Pet Stuft Tough Dog Bed, $40, dickssportinggoods.com.
Even powerful chewers deserve orthopedic comfort. This bed has a base that's made of memory foam (the small has two inches of memory foam, the large and extra-large have four-inches, and the jumbo has six-inches) to help support hips, joints, and mobility. It's rated highly for its water-resistant and anti-tear outer covering.
Shop Now: PetFusion Ultimate Lounge Orthopedic Bolster Cat & Dog Bed with Removable Cover, in Sandstone, from $70, chewy.com.
Duluth Trading Company
Made from the same firehose cotton canvas used in their reputable workwear, Duluth Trading's dog bed is heavyweight, which means it was built for hard use and messes. The cover can unzip and go into the washing machine.
Shop Now: Duluth Trading Company, $130, duluthtrading.com.
This dog bed's ultimate chew-resistant fabric features a full ripstop nylon base with a bonded microvelvet top layer, designed to guarantee both superior puncture and tear resistance and an extremely soft feel.
Shop Now: Orvis Toughchew Memory Foam Platform Dog Bed, starting from $198, orvis.com.