Destructive Free

So for those of you who currently own a B, what things have you tried & found that are less likely to be destroyed.

I'm taking our puppy to Petsmart when we get him to pick up some toys, bed, etc. I don't want to get him a bed that he is going to shred his first week with us! Haha.

I know Bs can be destructive so any products you've tried that you would recommend for those who don't want to keep buying the same thing over & over again, would be great 🙂

@Ninabeana26:

So for those of you who currently own a B, what things have you tried & found that are less likely to be destroyed.

I'm taking our puppy to Petsmart when we get him to pick up some toys, bed, etc. I don't want to get him a bed that he is going to shred his first week with us! Haha.

I know Bs can be destructive so any products you've tried that you would recommend for those who don't want to keep buying the same thing over & over again, would be great 🙂

Good luck on that one…:D .....

@Ninabeana26:

So for those of you who currently own a B, what things have you tried & found that are less likely to be destroyed.

I'm taking our puppy to Petsmart when we get him to pick up some toys, bed, etc. I don't want to get him a bed that he is going to shred his first week with us! Haha.

I know Bs can be destructive so any products you've tried that you would recommend for those who don't want to keep buying the same thing over & over again, would be great 🙂

It really depends on the dog. Jazzy is three and has NEVER destroyed a bed, not when she was 12 weeks old, never.:D
Keoki is almost one. In the months that we've had him I have replaced more beds than I can count, including two of Jazzy's that he decided to shred and one of Gypsy's. :mad:
In his crate currently is a torn up old bed because I REFUSE to buy any more until I'm sure he's not going to tear it up. The thing is, he seems to like it he way it is – all floppy and raggedy looking.

Maybe, go to a thrift store and buy some used soft baby receiving blankets to pile in there at first to see how he does. It'd be cheaper than dog beds to start with. Or even cheap paper towels to pile in?

Good luck. I never found anything that Keoki wouldn't destroy.
I'd told a story on a previous post wherein at a dog show this summer I bought a dog bed "guaranteed indestructable" made from some fabric used by NASA or something. I had to return it the next day and get my money back. It didn't last 24 hours with Keoki! LOL

I would suggest not taking a new pup to PetSmart unless he has had all is pup shots, and that is usually not until about 12 weeks old. I say this because not everyone vaccinates their dogs, and they still take them into places like PetSmart.

I would suggest just using a old blanket or towel for a bed at first, they are easy to wash.

@WBL:

I would suggest not taking a new pup to PetSmart unless he has had all is pup shots, and that is usually not until about 12 weeks old. I say this because not everyone vaccinates their dogs, and they still take them into places like PetSmart.

I would suggest just using a old blanket or towel for a bed at first, they are easy to wash.

True. We had a supply of toys ready before the puppy even moved in.

And about toys,… it is pretty common for B's to "unstuff" toys... but mine always played with the remaining flatten covers of the toys...

Rocky doesn't really chew anything..[ other than underwear:mad: ]..but he is 2 and a half.. his bed is a companion road one, its pretty big, because his cage is oversized for him. only thing is..he chews on is the corners when hes angry.. and thats only if we aren't in bed too :p but make sure if you get a bed like that.. that you can wash the Shell AND the pad inside.. we had a companion road one before and he peed on it [ because he was mad that we were in the kitchen, not the bedroom ] and the center pad had foam and some wood chips in it and couldn't be washed. The bed i got now was only like 20 dollars for the BIG size.. and it was from petsmart.

@tanza:

And about toys,… it is pretty common for B's to "unstuff" toys... but mine always played with the remaining flatten covers of the toys...

i second that.. rocky has about ZERO toys that haven't been stitched and restitched, and stitched with embroidery thread to reinforce… hahaha:D

Tiggy loves kongs, and he LOVES the Kong Wubbas, he's got two, a regualr one and a snugga wubba, he even plays with Reggie's wubba which is a large one

@WBL:

Tiggy loves kongs, and he LOVES the Kong Wubbas, he's got two, a regualr one and a snugga wubba, he even plays with Reggie's wubba which is a large one

Yes I definitely plan to pick up a Kong after ym aunt spoke so highly of them with her Huskies, which are also a destructive breed.

Everytime we buy toys, Chance de-stuffs em. It may just be more economical to give em an old sock instead. 🙂
Socks are a favorite in our house. Another treat is when we get junk mail. I will give Chance a piece of paper so he can destroy it.
I've sat there and just watched him destroy something. I think it is the sound they like (paper) Once he destroys it, he will just walk away.

@Vanessa:

Another treat is when we get junk mail. I will give Chance a piece of paper so he can destroy it.

What a great idea! It's like having your own personal paper shredder :p We get plenty of junk mail that he can enjoy!

As I'm sure you're seeing, each dog is different. My B was very much like Keoki until this past year (she turned 9) with the chewing of every bed! We were very lucky she "passed" everything she chewed. The odd thing is that she loves those faux sherpa toys and has had one since she was a pup! Go figure. I know Kongs are pretty indesctructible, but Nala never cared for hers…not in the least.
I'm sure you'll figure it out as time goes by...looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing the stories!

high socks tied in a knot.. Rocky loves them & its easy to distinguish between if they have a sock thats okay or one that you were gonna wear tomorrow:D

We do the same with paper bags from the store, we put them on the edge of the counter just so OJ (even at 16+) can steal them and shred them..gggg.

@tanza:

We do the same with paper bags from the store, we put them on the edge of the counter just so OJ (even at 16+) can steal them and shred them..gggg.

Empty paper towel rolls are a big hit here.

And at Christmas it was HILARIOUS to see Keoki running proudly through the house with the empty wrapping paper rolls. He loved those!

We don't give them socks to play with. Keoki LOVES socks, so we want to make sure he gets that NONE of them are okay to play with… ha! eat.
No socks ever.

@tanza:

And about toys,… it is pretty common for B's to "unstuff" toys... but mine always played with the remaining flatten covers of the toys...

So do ours, like a gutted critter!

Buy lots of very cheap toys!

EL D has only destroyed (including the ones labeled as indestructable) his toys (pulled all the stuffing and squeekies out) and occasionally will rip up the handles on paper shopping bags. He has TONS of toys (I don't toss them out until they are in little pieces) and if they're in decent shape I'll shove the stuffing back in for him to pull out 😃 That seems to keep him busy enough to not bother with furniture etc. Last fall I won a large stuffed toy at the state fair and EL D likes to run around the house with that flopping all around him (even with the stuffing mostly gone). The other day I had just put some lotion on my hands and picked up the big floppy and must have gotten some lotion on it because EL D just went wild. He threw it around a bunch and then tried to roll in it. Too funny 😃

@tanza:

And about toys,… it is pretty common for B's to "unstuff" toys... but mine always played with the remaining flatten covers of the toys...

Yep, when Alex was a little younger, his favorite activity was to rip open, unstuff and remove the squeaker from those $10 lambs wool stuffed toys. The really well made ones lasted a couple of hours.

On the subject of bedding, I found a "chew proof" pillow style dog bed at Orvis.com. It was guaranteed to be replaced if your dog destroyed it. The bed cost $75 for what amounted to a big pillow, but I figured that in the long run it would be cheaper than buying a new $10 one every week.

When it came time for me to return the third one within a month, I was just told that they'd give me a full refund rather than replace the bed again. It was then suggested that I needed to look for another brand. :rolleyes:

For crate pads or just pads in general, Bully pads are great and really hold up to abuse… and they wash really easy and dry fast. I used them for everything including whelping litters...
http://www.aah-pets.com/bullydogbeds.html

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