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Indestructible Crate Pad/Bed for our GSD

Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by solie, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. solie

    solie

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    Does anyone know where to get and indestructible crate bed for our dog Cooper? We've got him several beds but he's destroyed all of them. Are there any strong canvas type beds out there? I'll try to take some pics of what he's doing to them.

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    Just let him sleep in the crate with no pad if he tears up the beds.
     

  3. solie

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    How would you like to sleep on hard plastic?

    No what bothers me is the fact that the crate is beside the bed and if he's tossing and turning you can hear him scraping the plastic. Which is kind of aggrevating when your trying to sleep.

    I just wanted to see if anyone knows where to get a heavy canvas type material.
     
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    Solie, you might want to check out a military surplus store. Or check out the catalog "Cheaper Than Dirt". Ask for or look in this catalog for a canvas "body bag" they might come in two parts. One part being plastic and the other canvas. A friend of mind has 2 English Mastiff's and believe me they can dig at these and not tear them up and she has used these for years with her previous dogs. Good Luck!!!
     
  5. solie

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    Thanks for the info.

    I ordered one of these
    Dura-Crate Bed

    I'll try that next if this doesn't work. Luckily these come with a 15 day money back guarantee. So if this can be shred I'll know in about 2 days.
     
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    G20man32904 Deceased

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    +1

    Solie,
    Think of it this way, IF the dog happens to decide to eat the foam while in there during a time period when you aren't home, at the very least will be a several thousand $$$$ surgery and at worst will kill him.

    You are not doing him any favors by putting something in there for him to destroy, soak up urine, feces, etc....


    Let him lay on the plastic until he understands it is his home.
    Just my $.02
     
  7. solie

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    He doesn't eat any of it. He just get's bored and likes to pull the stuffing out. He's learned that it's his home and hasn't had any accidents in there for about 4 months
     
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    Maybe an old Kevlar Level III ballistic vest would work for this?!
     
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    Jeep274 Member When?

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    Please let us know how you make out with the Dura-Crate bed.

    We only crate our Lab when we are not home, so he sleeps on the plastic liner and actually prefers it. His crate is in the family room and I bought him a Kuranda pvc framed bed for the bedroom. He loves the Kuranda bed. It's like an army cot for dogs. Keeps him cool in the summer too. KURANDA BEDS
     
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    Will do. It's suppose to be here tomorrow
     
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    I can second the Kuranda beds. We have 3 and they have survived pretty well. The little rubber foot caps have been eaten on some before we could train it out of them, but the rest is going strong. They also clean up easily with a hose.
     
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    Not a bed, or a pallet, but is water and snag proof. If you carry your pet in your truck you can get a back seat cover from Cabella's. I've had one for over a year and it's still like new. It's made from the same fabric as the Dura Bed.