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    Default Re: Question: Beds or Blankets for their Kennel?

    frank chewed up every bed we got him, so there was about a 4 month period where we just used a blanket that he luckily did not chew on. after he got older and seemed to mellow out I bought yet another crate pad to try. He hasn't messed with it at all thankfully! Just took some time for him to grow out of that phase I guess.


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    Default Re: Question: Beds or Blankets for their Kennel?

    We are fortunate enough to have been able to avoid this problem with our dogs. But from a cleaning point - blankets are so much easier to clean than bed so we've thrown out all our beds and use tones of blankets


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    Default Re: Question: Beds or Blankets for their Kennel?

    I have not had luck w/any bedding outside the crate. Any blankets or beds inside the crate never got chewed, peed on or destroyed. One bed we got (not cheap either) for our bedroom lasted about a week.

    If it's only chewed on during the day, you could try removing the bedding during the day and replacing at night…otherwise, probably just stick w/the blanket, towels and chew toys. I learned early on trial and error is a big part of their individual training process. Finding what works and sticking w/it

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    Default Re: Question: Beds or Blankets for their Kennel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corine Pesantes View Post
    So Penny is pretty much as perfect as a dog gets. Her only flaw is she LOVES to chew on her bed in her kennel during the day. Between the 2 of them (since July), I've bought 6 or 7 beds. Lockjaw doesn't chew his bed (anymore) so he is good in that department. So i'm wondering, should I just put a plushy blanket in there for her? What works for u guys? I also make sure they have different chew toys/ antlers in there while we're gone.


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    Jewel was exactly the same way with her bedding. We told her No...but I think it is out of boredom despite all the toys and chew bones we put in with her. The wife would just buy another one and place it in her crate. She has since grown out of it.

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    Default Re: Question: Beds or Blankets for their Kennel?

    Hi, my guys can't have any blankets, towels, pillows, or stuffed animals in their crate at all, as they eat and swallow everything. They lay on the plastic tray, and I feel bad for them, but they don't seem to. I don't, and I can't trust them, because they shred, chew and swallow the material and the stuffing. I'm afraid they will choke or get sick. They do have oversized pillows that they use during the day, when they are out of the crate, but they only have them when we are home and can supervise them. If I see one of them chewing the pillow, all I have to say is No, and they stop chewing it. They either lay on their pillows during the day, or they sleep on the couch.
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    Default Re: Question: Beds or Blankets for their Kennel?

    @rjisaterp, oh- I hope she outgrows it as well. I agree- I think it's out of boredom. I try to make sure I alternate the toys I place in there when we leave and they only get their antlers while in their crate (bc otherwise they fight over each other's antler). So that usually will keep her occupied for a while. I'm going to get a primo pad as a last ditch effort. Lol. If she chews that, it's blankets and sheets from there on out. Lol


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    @Vikinggirl, oh- they are precious!! They are both good with blankets/towels. But not anything plushy! They destroy and eat! Lol - I'm nervous like you. I'm slowing finding toys that are harder and harder for them to tear apart. Have u tried or heard of the primo pad? It's been suggested a few times on the forums and seems like a legit crate pad. I'm going to try that- her last chance to redeem herself! Lol


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    Default Re: Question: Beds or Blankets for their Kennel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corine Pesantes View Post
    @Vikinggirl, oh- they are precious!! They are both good with blankets/towels. But not anything plushy! They destroy and eat! Lol - I'm nervous like you. I'm slowing finding toys that are harder and harder for them to tear apart. Have u tried or heard of the primo pad? It's been suggested a few times on the forums and seems like a legit crate pad. I'm going to try that- her last chance to redeem herself! Lol


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    Thanks Corine. I haven't heard of the Primo Pad, but will definitely check out the website. We only give Dozer and Blossom the Kong toys, the Jolly Ball, and JWow toys, they all are hard and stand up to their chewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corine Pesantes View Post
    @rjisaterp, oh- I hope she outgrows it as well. I agree- I think it's out of boredom. I try to make sure I alternate the toys I place in there when we leave and they only get their antlers while in their crate (bc otherwise they fight over each other's antler). So that usually will keep her occupied for a while. I'm going to get a primo pad as a last ditch effort. Lol. If she chews that, it's blankets and sheets from there on out. Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Yes Jewel did. And now that Jewel and Bentley has the run of the downstairs, I hope she does not decide on chewing the furniture. But alas, the queen of upholstery fixing is @cali baker, a master of using duct tape and who can provide great pointers on the repair of such.

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    Default Re: Question: Beds or Blankets for their Kennel?

    @rjisaterp - lol! I've seen some of her work on here. Mine are only 9 months (on Sunday), so they still have a little way to go before we trust them to free roam. So far though they've been pretty good about avoiding furniture. They've tried to "dual" chew one of my kitchen chairs- but a stern NO got them to stop. Other than that I really haven't had an issue.


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