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Maccabee has destroyed 2 beds in less than 2 weeks -- the first lasted only 2 days! He wants to constantly hump and bite his bed. I don't have a problem with the behavior, it's the result that I'm not thrilled with.

When I forst brought him home at 10-1/2 weeks, I gave him a beautiful bed that lasted 1 day. He managed to open the zipper and take bites out of the foam inside. That bed went back to Costco. Next, I found a donut bed at Home Goods. That bed has lasted over 7 months, but is beginning to look a bit worn. I accidnetally left that bed at my fiancee's house (in another state) and replaced it with another bed from Home Goods. The original bed (made by "Rosie") was no longer there so I bought a different one which lasted 2 days. Next, I purchased another bed at Home Goods and after a week it had holes in it. Now, 10 days after purchase the holes are larger and Maccabee pulls the innards out. Last night, I purchased a bed made of fabric more similar to the one that has lasted, but I am not too optimistic.

I'm hoping that Maccabee settles down a bit (and treats his girlfriend/bed better) now that he's been neutered. 13 days down, and he's still a horny little dog!

Can anyone recommend a dog bed that stands up to rough sex (humping, biting, dragging around, etc.)?

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Maccabee has destroyed 2 beds in less than 2 weeks -- the first lasted only 2 days! He wants to constantly hump and bite his bed. I don't have a problem with the behavior, it's the result that I'm not thrilled with.

When I forst brought him home at 10-1/2 weeks, I gave him a beautiful bed that lasted 1 day. He managed to open the zipper and take bites out of the foam inside. That bed went back to Costco. Next, I found a donut bed at Home Goods. That bed has lasted over 7 months, but is beginning to look a bit worn. I accidnetally left that bed at my fiancee's house (in another state) and replaced it with another bed from Home Goods. The original bed (made by "Rosie") was no longer there so I bought a different one which lasted 2 days. Next, I purchased another bed at Home Goods and after a week it had holes in it. Now, 10 days after purchase the holes are larger and Maccabee pulls the innards out. Last night, I purchased a bed made of fabric more similar to the one that has lasted, but I am not too optimistic.

I'm hoping that Maccabee settles down a bit (and treats his girlfriend/bed better) now that he's been neutered. 13 days down, and he's still a horny little dog!

Can anyone recommend a dog bed that stands up to rough sex (humping, biting, dragging around, etc.)?
Nope! Another "Starborn puppy trait", it seems! I had to take ALL beds with a raised edge away from Kodi until he was about 2 years old. Until then, we used either old towels, or FLAT padded crate pads. (even those, we couldn't use for a while) The "donut" beds that hold up best, by far, are the ones Pam makes. (or made... I'm not sure if she's still making them) They are really sturdy, and can be thrown right in the washer and dryer. Kodi's have been patched a few times, but they are still in great shape otherwise!


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Nope! Another "Starborn puppy trait", it seems! I had to take ALL beds with a raised edge away from Kodi until he was about 2 years old. Until then, we used either old towels, or FLAT padded crate pads. (even those, we couldn't use for a while) The "donut" beds that hold up best, by far, are the ones Pam makes. (or made... I'm not sure if she's still making them) They are really sturdy, and can be thrown right in the washer and dryer. Kodi's have been patched a few times, but they are still in great shape otherwise!
I'll have to check with Pam and see if she still has any donut beds. The crate pads she makes are definitely the best ones I've found. If the bed I bought last night does not hold up, I may just put one of the crate pads in his expen.

ETA: I won't try using towels in lieu of a bed. Maccabee loves to pee on towels. He can go weeks without an accident. but if he spots a towel on the floor, he's there in a nanosecond.

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Whimsy has a nice big fleece blanket that I fold into thirds to make it thicker and she will sleep on that in the kitchen when I'm in there. She really isn't fussy as to where she take her naps during the day.Likes to sleep on the funiture, or sometimes just on the bare floor. At night she sleeps with me in the bed. She has never had an actual dog bed.

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I'll have to check with Pam and see if she still has any donut beds. The crate pads she makes are definitely the best ones I've found. If the bed I bought last night does not hold up, I may just put one of the crate pads in his expen.

ETA: I won't try using towels in lieu of a bed. Maccabee loves to pee on towels. He can go weeks without an accident. but if he spots a towel on the floor, he's there in a nanosecond.
Yeah, THAT'S not so good! FORTUNATELY Kodi DIDN'T have THAT little "trick"!


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I have a Primo pad in the bottom of Halle's crate, and she has a Kuranda bed in there. When we travel, I have crate pads for her also, and she has a foam bed that goes in one of the smaller crates. Plus a ton of soft toys that she carries and throws around.

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Whimsy has a nice big fleece blanket that I fold into thirds to make it thicker and she will sleep on that in the kitchen when I'm in there. She really isn't fussy as to where she take her naps during the day.Likes to sleep on the funiture, or sometimes just on the bare floor. At night she sleeps with me in the bed. She has never had an actual dog bed.
I've noticed that if the house is cool, Kodi sleeps in his crate, with a nice fluffy pad under him. If it's warm, he'd rather sleep stretched out on the cooler hardwood. He's never had any interest in regular "dog beds"... much prefers snuggling in his crates. (we take the doors off the ones in the house)

I use the donut shaped dog beds for him to curl up in when riding in the car. (harnessed in, of course)


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The source Pam had for the fabric that she made the beds from moved to China. It was a fabric company about a half hour from here that wove fabric that bedspreads and curtains were made from for hotels. They used to have an outlet that sold remnants, but no more. If she had to buy upholstery fabric like this at retail, the beds would have to be a couple of hundred dollars.
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I have a number of different dog beds. My guys have never destroyed any of them. My dogs sitters larger dog tore one of my berber snuggle ball beds. I was going to throw it out, but decided to sew it up. It has a berber cover so I sewed it and then put it back on. You can't even see where it was ripped. This might be a good option for you. I have much prettier beds, but these snuggle balls just happen to be my guys favorite!

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I've never purchased a bed for my dog and he does just fine. Sleeps in his crate with pad and folded rug over it during the day and sleeps with us at night.
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