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    Hi all,

    Any suggestions on bedding that my 3 dogs will not be able to rip into shreds? We have tried canvas - didn't work. We have tried those sack ones - didn't work. We have tried those trampoline beds - didn't work.

    Is there anything really tough and strong that their teeth and claws won't be able to penetrate!?
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    We have a junior trampoline (for kindy age kids) that Candy sleeps on as she chewed up all the dog beds! She hasn't even tried to ruin the tramp (wow!!)

    But..at night she sleeps inside on the lounge (after hubby kicks her out of his side of the bed..hehe).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymum View Post
    We have a junior trampoline (for kindy age kids) that Candy sleeps on as she chewed up all the dog beds! She hasn't even tried to ruin the tramp (wow!!)

    But..at night she sleeps inside on the lounge (after hubby kicks her out of his side of the bed..hehe).
    Well the dogs have got an old sofa bed mattress in there at the moment, and they actually haven't ripped it to shreds yet, but I can see some fraying material near the edges

    I'd love to have the dogs sleep inside with us - but my stepdad isn't very nice about it So the dogs are only allowed inside when he isn't home (shhh!)
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    Mattresses are great...but yes, once there is a tiny rip...it just grows and grows untill it's all over the yard...LOL

    Another bed I found to be good is the good ol lounge chair..the type where the cushions are all joined to the lounge (iykwim?) Once a yr (in bris) the council allows ppl to put out their old rubbish ect on the kerbside for free collection...there is always heaps of lounge chairs...so I drive around untill I find a suitable one and I take it (scavenging is allowed...lol). I throw an old blanket from the op shop over it so the dogs can dig and get the blanket comfy rather then dig at the chair and whenever I need another...there always the next yr..hehe.

    Once Candy gets out of her teething and distructive puppy behaviour...I will be doing this again.
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    I've recently seen doggy basket type beds made of hard wearing plastic.You just throw a blanket inside. Don't know if they're really chew proof though. My girls sleep on the lounge and somehow wake up on our bedlol so their beds are now used for storing toys. Lola has a huge floor cushion she loves to lay on. I'm very lucky because she does not chew.
    If I see the plastic basket again i'll take note of the brand and let you know.
    PS. Hey remember when your dogs were barking at night? Maybe it's at your mean step dad...he he.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymum View Post
    Mattresses are great...but yes, once there is a tiny rip...it just grows and grows untill it's all over the yard...LOL

    Another bed I found to be good is the good ol lounge chair..the type where the cusions are all joined to the lounge (iykwim?) Once a yr (in bris) the council allows ppl to put out their old rubbish ect on the kerbside for free collection...there is always heaps of lounge chairs...so I drive around untill I find a suitable one and I take it (scavenging is allowed...lol). I throw an old blanket from the op shop over it so the dogs can dig and get the blanket comfy rather then dig at the chair and whenever I need another...there always the next yr..hehe.

    Once Candy gets out of her teething and distructive puppy behaviour...I will be doing this again.
    Thats a really great idea! But I can't see a lounge fitting into their cubby house! It's big, but the entrance which my stepdad made is just big enough for me to crawl into it! But I'll see what I can find

    I've recently seen doggy basket type beds made of hard wearing plastic.You just throw a blanket inside. Don't know if they're really chew proof though. My girls sleep on the lounge and somehow wake up on our bedlol so their beds are now used for storing toys. Lola has a huge floor cushion she loves to lay on. I'm very lucky because she does not chew.
    If I see the plastic basket again i'll take note of the brand and let you know.
    PS. Hey remember when your dogs were barking at night? Maybe it's at your mean step dad...he he.
    I think I know the ones you are talking about, they are called something like the toughie tough dog bed ... or something? And it's blue? I think mitte posted a link for that! Yeah thats probably why there were barking! Hahahaha ... but when they do bark in the night, it annoys the hell out of my stepdad so he runs outside and tells them to shutup! Then five minutes later, you can hear Axle barking very quietly haha, it's almost like he is testing my stepdads patience!
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    That's it! A blue one 'tough' something...

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    I gave up on expensive beds for mine - they are all eatable...

    Heavy duty shadecloth is the only thing that works for mine, and Sonya is a dedicated destroyer.

    I use it to re-cover trampoline beds, attaching it with cable ties is the best and easiest way, or tie wire as long as the sharp ends are well out of reach.

    Or you can use heavy duty fishing line and stich shadecloth into pillows. They will occasionally get one open and you have a snostorn of pillow fluff in the yard but they are cheap to replace.

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