Tough Dog Beds For Dogs Who Chew
We often get asked about indestructible dog beds...which makes us laugh. If there is one thing that comes up often in the word of pet bedding it's the question; why does my dog chew? It's absolutely normal for dogs and puppies to chew as they explore the world. It's important for us to understand that it's not always destructive behaviour, it's natural. In younger dogs and puppies, chewing can be a result of teething. Our recommendation for puppies is always to use a box with old blankets as bedding until they come out of this destructive stage, or a cheap, chew-deterring mattress, and then invest in some good quality Snooza bedding for them to enjoy later. In older adult dogs chewing is nature’s way of keeping jaws strong and teeth clean. Chewing combats boredom and can relieve mild anxiety or frustration. You can read more about puppies and chewing here from Dr Katrina.
However, there is also destructive chewing behaviour that can occur in dogs for reasons such as separation anxiety, hunger, lack of stimulation (both mental & physical), stress and or frustration. If these are the reasons your dog has been chewing it’s best to deal with it before the behaviour gets out of hand.
So comes the question; will Snooza beds stand up to chewers? Our expertise is in dog bedding, we've been making pet beds since 1989 after all. We can offer you our best suggestions from our range that will last the distance. But, so it’s clear there is no such thing as an indestructible dog bed. Unless it’s made from concrete or steel (which may not be particularly comfortable) there’s no such thing and you shouldn’t listen to claims of the sort from other bedding manufacturers. Fabric is absolutely no match for a dog's teeth – they can chew through solid bone after all so fabric won’t last long in their mouths.
We do have some tough dog beds available (not indestructible by any means) but definitely tough with a capital T.
They are the:
TUFF Mattress Pro, Original Dog Bed, the TUFF Snuggler
TUFF MATTRESS PRO
IDEAL FOR INDOOR OR OUTDOOR RUFFIANS
Why the Snooza Tuff Mattress Pro?
“This bed is brilliant!... They love the comfort of it & I love how tough & durable it is. The outer cover is wonderfully hardy; I can put it outside for them during the day without any worries. Thanks for a wonderful product.” - Dee Symons
The TUFF Mattress Pro is made from super-tough 1000 denier fabric, which is machine washable, fade resistant, UV treated, flea-free, re-fillable & waterproof. The cover is sealed with a completely hidden, super durable zipper & the washable inner is also fully zippered to make washing easy! As the dangly part of the zip (or pull tab) is often enticing to a dog & can lead to a bed’s eventual demise we deliberately leave it off. To remove the cover, simply slide a paper clip through the slider, just like a bean-bag! Also comes in black.
A note on waterproof dog beds.
The D1000 is super tough and has a water repellent cover. Whilst this means dogs & water have a hard time getting in, it’s also difficult for air to get out! So, please be patient in getting your dog used to this new feeling. After the first couple of uses the ‘puffiness’ will subside & your dog, like ours, will love it.
The Snooza Original Dog Bed
“The original & still the best.”
This is where it all began for Snooza Pet Products back in 1989. The Original Dog Bed bed hasn’t changed much since then, with a tough steel frame galvanised both sides, so that it won’t rust from the inside or outside. The frame is also welded at all contact points. The steel comes with a 20 year guarantee direct from the Snooza factory in Bayside, Victoria! The bed frame has a durable jute cover sewn onto the frame (which means no nasty staples). The jute covers can be replaced at a relatively low cost which means this bed should last your dog a very long time.
Our covers are made from brand new jute, not recycled like some & the natural give they provide makes them ideal for older dogs. Even better, the taste of jute isn’t particularly appealing to dogs so it may act as a natural chew repellent. The jute mattress is a natural fibre and will biodegrade over time, acting as the perfect weed mat for your garden at the end of its life!
The TUFF Range
The TUFF Ortho Snuggler
The Australian Made Snooza TUFF Snuggler has an extremely strong and durable exterior and reversible mat base. The 1650 Denier fabric is abrasion and scratch proof with a high performance, fade-resistant and waterproof exterior to handle Aussie conditions. The soft bolstered walls provide a resting place for head or paws. The Australian orthopaedic foam reversible base has the option of chinchilla plush on one side and water-resistant Tuff 1650 denier fabric on the other, handling muddy paws with ease. A breeze to keep clean- the SnoozaTUFF exterior and water-resistant side of the mat can be wiped down easily and is also machine washable.
The TUFF Mattress is just as hardy and allows more space for dogs that like to sprawl, or two dogs to share.
Features a non-slip base and zippered removable covers for easy washing. Each bolster is removable, replaceable and of course washable.
Unless you’ve dealt with the behaviour in your dog that’s caused the chewing and destructive behaviour we don’t recommend you leave them unattended with their bedding until you’ve taken steps to alleviate the destructive behaviour or it’s passed naturally.
For beds that have been shown a little too much love by their owners, we offer a Repair Service. For us to carry out a repair the bed does need to be in a reasonable condition, our general rule of thumb is if more than one-third of the bed is destroyed it’s beyond repair. Anything else, we can handle (new zippers included).
Remember, we're only a phone call or email away if you ever need: (03) 9587 3455, firstname.lastname@example.org