Poor little guy! I wish I had some suggestions.
Hey Jazzy's mom…I have a question about fabrics you might have tried for dog beds. Brando has gotten into the habit of shredding. In my situation, it is very strange because he will still take food from my hand, etc., which Ruby would never do when she was crated and I was having problems with her. Ruby also used to hide in the morning, but Brando doesn't do that and will come to me when I call him. The ex-pen (technically a condo now w/crate and 2 dog beds) and having a buddy in the same room has all but solved Ruby's separation anxiety. She willingly runs upstairs and into her pen, no noise and will actually climb off the bed and sleep in there at night if I move around too much.
For Brando, I leave fleece blankets now which he shreds daily but I won't throw out until I can't figure out how to fold them. I can make it about a month before I have to throw out a blanket. He shredded both Ruby's small LLBean dog bed ($60) and a large LLBean dog bed ($80 - which I tried because I thought he'd have less access to moving it and thus fewer shredding possibilities...wrong) which I tried in his crate, so no more of those for him.
Anyway, I found some crate pads in a local pet store made of Crypton fabric. I bought one ($11 - they are thin, but if the fabric makes it, I'll buy either multiples and stack them or a dog bed made of it) and so far it has made it the entire week without him wrecking it or even making a mark on it. Another option I will try if the Crypton doesn't make it, is Sunbrella, an outdoor material...similar to boat canvas.
I was wondering, have you tried either of those? What was the bed made out of that Keoki shredded that was supposed to be "indestructible"?
Another option...the pet store that I bought the Crypton crate pad from said they are going to start carrying a product called bulldog bedz...I checked that website out, but I really don't want a rubberized product, I'd rather have cloth. They have a cloth one, but it doesn't appear to be available at present.
There definitely don't seem to be cheap options for "shredders".
I cannot remember what the "indestructible" :rolleyes: bed was made of, something along the lines of Kevlar. It lasted minutes, and he was a puppy then. :eek:
He does sleep in the crate during the day, by his choice, and at night. He's fine as long as the crate door is not latched. He will occasionally pull the beds out of the crates during the day and tear at them,but if I catch him the damage is minimal.
All bets are off, however, if we dare to leave the house. That is when he goes insane.
I've been through three different grades of fleece, some fabrics I cannot identify but that seemed "tough" at the time, soft cushy dog pillows, firm couch pillows… a lot of everything. :rolleyes:
Now I just buy dog beds for $10 or less, as needed, which is about every other month or so.