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The 5 Best Indestructible Dog Beds Reviewed

chew resistant dog beds

Chances are if you are looking for an indestructible dog bed, you have a pet that enjoys shredding the fluffy dog beds you have lovingly purchased for them (Source).

While no dog bed is completely indestructible, the bedding options we have examined here are much more resistant than your average, poofy dog bed that your pet will likely shred the pieces overnight (Source).

One of the more rugged and chew-resistant options is the Coolaroo elevated pet cot. This elevated dog bed has a powder-coated steel frame which will be quite difficult, and perhaps pretty unenjoyable, for your dog to destroy (Source).

Remember to measure your dog prior to purchase- or use a handy online sizing calculator

One Pitbull owner says that their dog has a knack for destroying and dismantling any of the typical dog beds they have purchased in the past, and she found that her pet has been unable, perhaps even unwilling, to try to destroy this steel-frame pet bed.

Besides being a chew-resistant option, elevated pet beds are great picks for elderly dogs who need strong but yielding support. Elevated dog beds enable a cooling breeze to pass through it, which is great for the hotter summer season.

One other benefit is that these lightweight elevated dog cots are ideal outdoor dog beds because they are not constructed from memory foam or cotton- instead, they're made from mesh and piping that is naturally resistant to rain and inclement weather conditions. 

That said, let's take a look at five of the best-selling indestructible dog beds on the market today and see if they really stand up to the test.

Indestructible Dog Beds Compared

The Best Indestructible Dog Beds For 2017

1. The GoDog Chew-Proof Bolstered Dog Bed Review

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Not all dogs are gentle with their beds so having a tough dog bed for some dogs is important for their owners. The GoDog Bed Bubble Bolster with Chew Guard Technology could be one that suits your dog. It comes in extra small, small, medium, large, extra large and XX large sizes and colors include tan, gray, cocoa and beige.

The extra small measures 18" x 13", small measures 23" x 17", medium measures 30" x 19", large measures 35" x 23", extra large is 43" x 28" and the XX large measures 49" x 30". There are plenty of sizes to pick from. The bed is made of a soft and high plush pile and the border is cushioned for more comfort. It also has a no skid bottom for safety.

These tough dog beds will fit in most dog crates and can easily be washed in your washing machine. Even though there is no dog bed that is truly indestructible, this bed seems to come close.

Some pet owners prefer this dog bed over others because their dogs don't seem to like thicker beds that are raised off the floor. Customers like the large selections of sizes to pick from as well as a choice of colors.

Even if a dog does destroy this rugged dog bed the company will replace it, a very popular warranty enjoyed by dog owners. There have been some dog owners who have complained this is not a chew resistant dog bed and their dogs chewed holes in it with no problems.

Pros

  • Variety of sizes
  • Variety of colors
  • Made of comfortable plush pile
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to put in washer for cleaning
  • Good for dogs who don't like thick raised dog beds
  • Good return policy

Cons

  • There have been issues of dogs tearing holes in bed

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2. The K9 Ballistics TUFF Bed Review

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This chew resistant dog bed is actually been created for dogs that are considered to be light to moderate chewers and the bed is guaranteed to resist up to 90% of all dogs that chew.

This is a durable bed that has a nylon cover that can resist chewing, water, dirt, various odors, hair, and scratches. It comes in small to XX large sizes and many colors that include: black, blue, gray camo, green, green camo, a lattice design, Marine blue stripes, red, Sunny Skies stripes and tan.

The small measures 18" x 24" x 5", the medium measures 27" x 33" x 5", large size measures 34" x 40" x 5", extra large is 38" x 54" x 5" and the extra extra large bed measures 40" x 68" x 5". This nonchewable dog bed can be used for both indoor and outdoor use.

Customers who own this bed have stated that it's a high-quality bed made well and handles dogs that chew well. A lot of dog owners have said that it withstands even their most active and energetic dogs and continues to do so after several years. There have been a few dog owners who have said even this dog bed couldn't withstand their heavy chewing dogs. So it might not be suitable for super heavy chewers.

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Good for indoors or outdoors
  • Well made
  • Many colors available
  • Variety of sizes
  • Easy to keep clean

Cons

  • Not good for super heavy chewers

3. The HuggleHounds Chew-Resistant Crate Mat Review

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This tough dog bed is specially made for the fitting inside of your dog crates. Dogs should be comfortable in their crates and this dog crate mat is one that can help do that.

This dog bed serving as a dog mat for dog crates comes in five different common crate sizes: small size measures 19" x 24", medium is 21" x 20", large size measures 23" x 36", extra large is 28" x 42" and the XXL measures 30" x 48". This crate bed is waterproof and claims to be chew proof as well. It is easily cleaned by taking it out of the crate and putting it in the washer.

It comes in Atlantic Night, Belgian Chocolate and Champagne colors. The mats are filled with high loft poly fill and covered in a tough material to cut down on chews and keeps the dog comfortable and dry.

Dog owners who have purchased this dog bed crate mat like how well it fits into the crates and how easy they roll up like a blanket, making them easy to move and store. Other owners have claimed the bed is not very good quality and didn't last more than a few days. Others have also said that bed is not waterproof.

Pros

  • Variety of sizes available
  • Fits well in five different size dog crates
  • Rolls up easy for storage
  • Easily washed in washing machine

Cons

  • Does not seem to be waterproof
  • Not durable

4. The Water And Chew Resistant Dog Mat Review

Water Resistant Dog Mat

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This dog mat can be used as a water resistant dog bed that can be put pretty much anywhere needed. The dog mat is made from durable nylon that is water resistant and can be used in dog crates, outdoor runs, kennels, on the backyard patio or in a dog house.

This durable dog bed has an easy to clean nylon shell that all you need to do is wipe down with a wet cloth or even use the garden hose to spray it off with. It comes in small, medium, medium/large, large and extra large.

The small dog mat measures 24” L x 17” W, the medium measures 30” L x 19” W, medium/large measures 36” L x 23” W, the large size measures 42” L x 28” W and the extra large dog bed measures 48” L x 30” W. It comes in a variety of colors like tan, green, blue and brown.

Dog owners who have purchased this mat style dog bed say it is made of good quality material and is well made. Customers are impressed with how sturdy it tends to be chew proof as well as water resistant. Pet owners also enjoy how lightweight it is so it's easy to put wherever they need to have it placed for their dogs.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Water resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Well made
  • Chew proof
  • Made of high-quality materials
  • Sturdy and durable

Cons

  • None reported

5. The Coolaroo Steel Frame Dog Bed Review

Frame Dog Bed Size: Medium (42

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This is an elevated dog bed that is done in a classic cot design that combines a unique Coolaroo knit fabric with sturdy powder coated steel used for the dog cot to add more durability along with comfort. The fabric the dog cot is made of will not rip or crack and it is both mildew and mold resistant.

This pet cot is elevated off the ground so that the air will flow easily through the material that the sleeping area is made of. The material is a little rough but can act as a back scratch for those dogs that love to have their backs scratched. It comes in medium and large and just one color, black.

The medium dog cot measures 42” L x 26” W and the large size measures 51” L x 32” W. Easy to assemble and can be kept clean with soap and water.

Customers like this type of bed due to the fact it keeps their dogs off the hot or cold ground during summer and winter. Other dog owners like how easy it is to keep clean with just a little soap and water and how sturdy the steel frame is for larger dogs. Some dog owners say it's a great dog bed for dogs that like to chew, it seems this style of bed is one that stops dogs from chewing on their beds.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Sturdy
  • Durable
  • Strong steel frame
  • Chew proof
  • Easy to clean
  • Cot material is breathable keeps dogs cool

Cons

  • None reported

What are dog sofa owners saying?

If you're in the market for an indestructible dog bed, you'll have realized by now that not all of these pet beds are truly indestructible. Some of them are chew-resistant and attempt to stand up against your dogs Chewing, scratching and nesting behaviors, but just can't withstand it over the long-term.

Whether you have an aggressive and chew-happy Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, or a smaller-breed dog like a Brazilian Terrier, Dachshund, an Italian Greyhound, a Norfolk Terrier, Pug, Shiba Inu, or a Wire Fox Terrier, it may make sense to look into an elevated pet bed because their steel frames and mesh support are particularly rugged design elements.

That said, Slumber Pets water resistant dog bed did receive high marks from its user base, though it wasn't without complaints from individual users who said that their dogs made short work of tearing apart this nylon and water-resistant dog bed. Because it is a water-resistant dog bed, many users employ them inside of kennels, dog houses, crates and in outdoor situations because they are so resistant to inclement weather, including rain.

All of that being said, one user that we surveyed says that it's not completely waterproof-she says that when her dog urinated on it that it got completely soaked. In addition, because the manufacturers say that you can't put it in a washing machine, advising you to wipe it down and then hang it up to dry out, it took some time to get it dry again.

One of the premier indestructible dog beds is the K9 Ballistics TUFF bed- This particular dog bed is specially designed to be indestructible, unlike many of the other pet beds we examined here that incidentally all are tough and rugged, the K9 Ballistics manufacturers promise that this bed has a strong chew-proof design because of its ripstop ballistic nylon cover.

It comes in a variety of sizes- small, medium, large, extra large and extra-extra large, so no matter whether you have a Great Dane or a Chihuahua you'll be able to provide a chew-resistant dog bed for whatever size pet you have. The feedback is a little bit mixed regarding this dog bed, and the manufacturers say that if you have a truly destructive chewer that you should purchase their raised aluminum dog bed, there are some positive responses for this particular option.

Plus the manufacturers provide a 90-day chew proof guarantee so you can always get a replacement cover in that timeframe if your dog destroys it. The manufacturers say that they've developed a proprietary blend of ballistic nylon to provide a cushion-style dog bed that is completely chew-proof. They say that the covers are densely woven to be resistant to scratching and tearing, preventing the creation of small holes your dogs create in fabric turning into larger holes that are tended open, destroying the dog bed.

In addition, the canvas-style surface means that most stains and liquids slide right off of it, making cleanup pretty simple with a damp towel. However, because it also includes a removable cover, both the mattress and the cover can be machine-washed on a cold and delicate water cycle. One dog owner who has a puppy less than six months old says that her pet was able to destroy it fairly quickly. She did use some chew-spray to prevent chewing but ultimately said that she would be better served buying replaceable dog beds a dozen at a time rather than investing in a more expensive dog bed that was destroyed pretty quickly.

However, a German Shepherd owner says that her dog has taken to this particular bed, even though in the past she has a reputation for destroying all of her bedding materials. She endorses it as an option for heavy big-breed chewers. Another Jack Russell Terrier owner says that in the past every dog bed that he purchased was rendered into piles of torn up cotton in the span of 24 hours.

For whatever reason, this particular Ballistics dog bed has stood the test of time. Another Pitbull owner applauds this particular dog bed, saying that the padding is effectively thick, but still comfortable for her dog to lie on. It keeps him off of the hardwood floors as well as the couches- and hasn't been destroyed yet.

However, a Rottweiler owner who was using this as a crate bed for his pet disputes that it is truly indestructible. He said that his pet was able to shred it up fairly quickly- and they are particularly disappointed because they had high hopes for this dog bed.

Final thoughts

In our estimation, it makes sense to look into an elevated dog bed made out of aluminum or steel if your dog is a particularly destructive chewer. Although these are not the traditional dog pillows or mats that you may be used to, if your dog enjoys tearing up dog beds, you may be best served purchasing one of these elevated dog cots to ensure you don't have to replace the dog bed over and over.