Our one-year-old mastiff keeps destroying her dog beds. It doesn’t seem to matter if she’s had a lot of walks, or new toys, or lots of attention that day; she’ll randomly decide to tear a bed apart like it’s a toy. Even the Ruff Wear beds I enthused about last year aren’t safe. Apparently a zipper can be a bad thing for a dog like ours — she usually goes for that first, and once that’s destroyed, it’s a pretty short trip to tearing out all the bed’s stuffing. After losing three expensive beds to this, we’re wondering if our only solution is to have the dogs lie on bare ground! No, I’m not serious — that’s not good for their joints, and not good for doting dog owners. But this is getting expensive. Someone suggested the Dura-Bed — anyone tried it? Any other solutions? –Mary T.
That’s not my dog in the photo above; it’s the adorable Zora by Flickr user Joyful Abobe.