i wish i had discovered these beds years ago! i love them, my dogs love them. my big, hairy footed dog galloped through a bog the other day. i let the pad dry, then just brushed it off .... clean! a cat did a hairball whoopsie on it; i just wiped it up ..... clean! and my chewer, who will eat anything, and was always chewing the zippers out of pads leaves it completely alone. this is the best value in dogs beds there is.
Dog Lover: joellen.
Our Rhodesian Ridgeback has eaten parts of all her other beds. She has been sleeping on this pad for two weeks and we're not seeing any chew marks. Either the pad has somehow stopped her desire to chew or it just isn't showing any marks at all. Either way, we're all very happy.
Dog Lover: Steve.
My dog chewed a hole in the bed on the 3rd day. She chewed a hole in the corners of it.Thinking about sending it back.
But she has nothing left to lay on.
Dog Lover: maureen m.
Our dog (rescue) ate 4 beds prior to this one. He did manage to chew through it. I will say that the company was great, sent them the pictures and a new bed was shipped out a few days later. They recommended bitter apple, but what I have found is working is Tabasco Sauce on the edges. Hopefully this continues to work and he stops trying to chew his bed.
Dog Lover: Paul C.
We and our dogs love your crate pads. Our Britany pup outgrew her crate so the new crate was outfitted with another of your pads. We moved our pug Into the other crate. Both pads are as good as new, and have been washed several times. great product!!
Dog Lover: Neil.
I just received my 3rd TUFF crate pad in about as many weeks. My setter has grown and now has a 42" "home" crate, I now have a Medium pad for the larger kennel Small for the traveling kennel and small for the outside kennel. He truly has given up trying to chew them and now just sleeps on them. This is an amazing product. Everything you say is true. Thanks for the quick delivery.
Dog Lover: Kraig K.
I ordered 2 pads, so far so good. After 2 weeks and no chewing yet. very nice crate pads. I had an old cover that I put the plastic tray at the bottom of the crate in so when we got the mats we put them inside the covers as well. not sure if this made a difference with not chewing but, whatever works. The bed is good quality and seems to be nice and comfy for them! thanks
Dog Lover: Wendy.
Upon arrival bed appeared to be very well constructed & well made. We were hopeful this would stop our 2 Beagle puppies (8 month old) from destroying another bed (they only destroy their beds). One of the selling points was the 90 day guarantee.
Our boys managed to destroy the bed in only 7 days. Dogs were unattended for 55 minutes when the damage occurred (didn't take long!). Rip proof? Nope! Chew proof? Nope!
Looking forward to the free replacement, but it will probably be set aside until they are a little older & a little less destructive. Next bed will be made of steel reinforced concrete (chew threw that!)
Dog Lover: Bill B.
Marvelous bed. Perfect amount of fill in the bed for when it is in the back of the car, in his kennel and on the floor. Our 80+ lb lab puppy didn't even try to chew on the bed even though he has destroyed other beds and rugs. Really pleased with this dog bed
Dog Lover: Angie.
in two years, the only bed my 65 lb pitbull has not been able to chew or dig to destroy. Thank you for such a great product.
Dog Lover: Jan.
I purchased the K9 crate pad because every time I left my super chewer in the crate she chewed her bed up. She either hasn't been able to or the pad has withstood her strong jaws. About to order another for where she sleeps.
Dog Lover: Laura.
Attached is a picture of "Jake" our almost 2 year old border collie mix. Up to now, he has chewed and eaten all crate beds and towels. We are so pleased with our purchase. For over 2 weeks the Tuff Bed Crate has not been damaged by our pup. He infact is pleased to camp out in his crate most all the time. Thank you! Carl and Lil Sieczkowski.
Dog Lover: Lil S.
Have a 4 month old lab puppy who ate his first bed completely gone within 2 weeks. He hasn't touched this bed so far. Have had it for about 2 weeks.
Also got the bitter spray and sprayed the edges of the bed before putting it in the crate, just for good measure.
Dog Lover: Jennifer K.
I don't have dogs, I have prairie dogs. Anyone who knows what a prairie dog is, knows that they are diggers. They also chew ANYTHING(including brick and cement!). They didn't even make a dent in this bed, and they certainly tried. The only problem I had was, the pad is water resistant/stainproof. The problem is I have an incontinent PD and I woke up one morning to everyone being soaked in pee. Had to give everyone a bath. Otherwise, I would have given this crate pad five stars.
Dog Lover: Lisa.
I have a one year old Golden Retriever that chews like a one year old. This Crate Pad lasted less than one day. I was satisfied with the replacement policy but now I have a new crate pad that in theory will only last one day.............I'll try waiting until he turns two to see if he stops chewing as much. Until then he does not get a crate pad!
Dog Lover: Joe.
I have a 1.5 yr old Catahoula/Pit mix who loves to chew everything. We have always had to leave him in his crate without anything chewable. Finally after having the bed for a month it is as good as new. Really please try this bed. I am so much happier knowing that he has something soft to sleep on when he is in his crate.Wish I would have tried this bed earlier.
Dog Lover: D.
So far so good. I have a dog that will destroy anything that has stuffing in it - toys, beds, oven mitts, etc. So far she has not chewed this bed up. It fits nicely in her crate and it is waterproof. I spilled her water bowl on it and it wiped right up without soaking in. I purchase three in different sizes (I have four dogs). I am giving it four stars only because I would like a bit more padding.
Dog Lover: susan .
Two Cujo Cots and two Tuff Bed Crate Pads for a Large young labradoodle. Pros: Cujo Cot is GREAT, dog loves them and they've proved indestructible. He also loves the tuff pads. Exchanges easy. Cons: He chewed holes in the Crate pads within minutes (but stopped, so we kept them); Cujo Cot legs were impossible to screw on without loosening the frame (which no one told us in advance); our Internet data was immediately used for advertizing--VERY BAD MOVE--we immediately say K9 and related pet ads on news websites, etc., which were not there before.
Dog Lover: William R.
The crate pad is nicely made; however,the second day I used the crate pad, my almost 2 year old doxie chewed a hole in the pad. I haven't requested a replacement yet. I have patched it and will try it again. My dog is a very strong chewer and I doubt there is anything that is chew-proof for him.
Dog Lover: Elizabeth.
so far this bed has been great! My four month old lab love to chew and eat everything. This pad has been great so far. It's strong and durable. He has not been able to make a mark on it
Dog Lover: Stephanie.
love this crate bed !! The 1st one came and our 9 month old doxie puppy,s chewed thru one side .After notifying the co it was replaced without question. The new one has been in their crate now for about 2 weeks and no damages. The pad is so easy to clean when accidents happen.just toss in washer and dryer and comes out perfect. Highly recommend this product. The ripping may have been because doxie's are determined , willful little critters and their is no stopping them.
Dog Lover: gail.
We have a 10-month old puppy (lab, husky, shepherd, pitbull mix) who is a chewing fiend. We've been through MANY beds, towels, and blankets that got chewed to shreds. We've had this bed about a week and so far so good. It seems the material is such that it doesn't even encourage him to try to chew on it. He even goes in his crate to lay on it when we are home, something he rarely did before. So glad we discovered this product!
Dog Lover: Danielle.
I bought this tuff bed crate pad to provide some comfort for my dog while we are at work. We leave the crate open and she has access to a limited area of the house (mudroom). We leave her with two chew toys that are not choking hazards. I gave my dog the new bed last night to introduce her to it,..everything went well. This morning while getting ready for work (10 minutes max), our dog chewed two or three small hole through the fabric, exposing some of the liner/stuffing. I was super dissapointed, hoping this was the last bed i would need to buy her. It unfortunately did not live up to my expectations. It is worthy to note that my dog has never chewed on furniture, etc. and has been limited to just her beds. The whole is very small, but i know it is just the beginning and will increase in size quickly.
Dog Lover: Bryan.
We bought a red crate pad for out pit bull mix that has either chewed or shredded her last four beds we have bought her. It only happens when we are at work, so it has been hard to correct the problem. The first day she had the crate pad, she shredded an area in the top layer of material about the size of a tangerine, but it did not go all the way through. We put bitter spray around the border of the crate pad the next two days and she hasn't touched it since. Pretty satisfied customer.
Dog Lover: Marla.
I have a 2yr old Pit Bull who grew into shredding his beds. I threw countless dollars out the window, and went crazy picking up bedding fluff spread throughout my house. I was skeptical about the bed being chew or scratch proof, but decided to try it because of the 90 day chew warranty. The pad does have a lot more padding then what it looks like from the pictures. Unfortunately, Fonzarelli won against the bed again. After the first day of leaving him for work, I came home and he had made two holes on the border of the bed. I was able to get a replacement bed sent out to the house with no questions asked, which was very nice. I am going to drown the replacement bed in bitter apple spray to see if it will help. I am still giving this bed 4 stars because, minus the additional holes he has put in, it is still intact! Any other bed would’ve been shredded to pieces by now. These beds are pretty durable, but not chew proof by my dog’s standards. However their customer service is remarkable and I would still recommend anyone to buy one of their beds.
Dog Lover: Karen .
I was very excited to receive my TUFF bed for my 35lb hound/mix but only after 2 days of being in his kennel he tore up the ends. I will be sending this back for a replacement. I bought some bitter spray that might do the trick. But as far as chew proof... this product is not. I only give it 2 stars because it was shipped fast and fix very well in his kennel. You should receive my package by the end of next week
Dog Lover: Anthony R.
This lasted two weeks with my 1 year old dog. And, the warranty isn't really great. It is a one time replacement. And, the 2nd time your dog chews through this non-chew-proof bed, you're out of luck.
Dog Lover: Monica W.
Best dog bed I've purchased in a very long time! I was so tired of throwing money away at petsmart and other pet retailers buying beds that would last but a few short weeks. I have a an 80 lbs GSD that would tear these beds quickly, not so with the Tuff bed! Great product!!
Dog Lover: george.
We love this dog bed! Very well made and fits the crate perfectly. Our pup is loving it and hasn't damaged it at all, after tearing up her last bed. Great product and would recommend it to anyone!
Dog Lover: neil.
This company is great. After my daughter's 11 month old bloodhound pup chewed a hole in it, they promptly sent us a new one. I followed the recommendations from a previous reviewer - soaked it in vinegar and sprayed it with stuff like bitter apple but alas, one day into the crate with the new pad, and it was chewed again. I guess our pup is one of the ones that just can't help herself from chewing. However, I love the product and would try it again with a different dog. PS - we are using the old pads to stuff under the couch so we don't have to move the couch every second to find her beloved squeaky ball!
Dog Lover: HS.
Unfortunately, lab pup took less than an hour to chew a hole in the corner of the bed. Haven't tried the bitter apple spray yet but will see if that stops her from chewing.
Dog Lover: Malcolm M.
Purchased 3rd Tuff Crate Pad for 55 LB. pet dog in about 16 months. The first one was chewed by the dog around the edges. Purchased a 2nd to replace it several months ago, but the dog started chewing on that one. Due to the 2nd pad getting soiled by the dog we decided on a 3rd one since this still seems like the toughest crate pad on the market but is far from chew proof. Hopefully with the dog's maturity there will be less attempt to chew through the pad and pull the stuffing out.
Dog Lover: Shelly.
My 6m/o GSP was able to chew some small holes (1-2") in the material and get the polyfil out. So she won that round. Contacted K9 Ballistics and they sent me a replacement. Great customer service and a true warranty! I am going to now look at buying their best product because of it. Maybe I'll win round two!
Dog Lover: Scott.
One night! Crete bed didn't last one night. Took about a week to get replacement bed and the new one lasted one night again. I asked for reimbursement for cost but was told they would not. Chew proof? Not even close! I have had several people ask about this product because I was excited for something that would hold up. I WILL TELL EVERYONE I KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT WORTH THE MONEY! !
Dog Lover: Jason.
Crate pad lasted almost 2 weeks .Max has chewed a hole in it.Will be processing the chew proof warranty in the next couple of days.
Dog Lover: Scott O.
Accidently ran across your webs9te.I have a 6 month old English Setter and can he chew! To his credit he has destroyed three foam pads. He has met his match...now, he just gives up! It is amazing. I am ordering two more pads. One for the car and one for the outside kennel. NO ZIPPER is the beginning and the tough fabric completes the completes the happy ending.
Dog Lover: Kraig K.
We got 2 of these crate pads and love how easy they are to move around for different purposes and easy to clean! The dogs love hanging out on them! Another great product from K9 Ballistics!
Dog Lover: Lesa F.
I was a little skeptical about ordering this for my 7 month old Doberman. He is a chewer. I used the spray and it worked! He loves his crate pad. I now will be ordering a bed for him.
Dog Lover: Stacey.
I travel, a lot, with my bird dogs in kennels in the back of my truck. While it is heated and cooled, they still spend a lot of time, between watering, in their kennels. I have a few dogs who, through boredom, will chew their kennel pads. Also, occasionally, there will be a "accident" in the crate. I needed a soft crate pad that was washable and chew resistant. I ordered 3 small pads, initially. They've been used over 30,000 miles now with no damage. They are easy to clean, brush off, and they stay soft. My dogs prefer them. I just ordered another two pads for the last two crates. I am very impressed and heartily endorse this product!
Dog Lover: Randy S.
The very first night we got the pad, Chance had an accident in there. He must have had a bunch to drink cause there was pee everywhere, and every drop stayed puddled up on top, very easy clean up. As far as durability, he hasn't chewed it up yet, not sure how it would handle if he would chew on it. It seems like very durable material though. I would recommend.
Dog Lover: Jason C.
Ballistic Fabric is a thick, tough, synthetic material used for a variety of applications. Ballistic fabric was originally developed by the DuPont corporation as a material for flak jackets to be worn by World War II airmen. The term ballistic fabric takes its name from the fact that it was intended to protect its wearers from flying debris and fragmentation caused by bullet or artillery shell impacts.
Our Polyester filled mattresses come with our ventilated Hydro-Fuge mattresses inside for good air permeability and heat dissipation. Hydo-fuge technology means that they have good water permeability (water passes right through them). They are also channeled to prevent clumping, and filled with our eco-friendly recycled fiber.
Canvas and fabric beds are not chew proof by any means. You have to remember, dogs have been known to chew through materials that you'd never even imagine a dog could chew through. Our military-grade ballistic material is used specifically for it's durability and toughness, which makes for a longer-lasting, chew proof product that outlasts other beds made from inferior materials. Most companies take an off the shelf fabric, one made for furniture or luggage, and use it on a dog bed. We've designed our own fabric built around the function of a dog bed. We've recently upgraded our ballistic material to be Ripstop, which means its now even better at withstanding moderate chewing and scratching. Our fabric is water resistant, so it can withstand rain, outdoor conditions with its UV protection, and pets which may be incontinent. There is nothing on the market that is built better. This is the best option for an all around durable bed. We have paid extreme attention to all the details.
To be fair, there's really nothing short of hard metal that is absolutely "chew proof" - dogs have been known to chew through kevlar, wood, bricks, chain link fences and light metals just to name a few! If a dog has the ability and wants to bad enough, they can chew through most materials. However, we advertise our beds as "chew proof", and we stand behind our beds as the most chew proof products available. Ultimately, what makes our beds "chew proof" is not only the materials that we use, but also our 120 Chew Proof Warranty!
The Cujo Cot should be the go to bed for all medium or heavy chewers. With our "No Chew" design, hidden fabric edges, and durable corner covers, and aluminum frame, there is nowhere for dogs to get a hold of the fabric on the bed. Once your dog is conditioned not to chew a TUFF bed or TUFF Bed Crate Pad can be added for extra comfort.
We have a 120 Day Chew Proof Warranty on all Original, Round, Orthopedic, Mini Tuff Beds and TUFF Crate Pads. If your dog does manage to chew through one of TUFF Beds within the guarantee period, we'll replace the cover, free of charge. If your dog manages through our TUFF Pads or Mini TUFF Beds, we'll send out a free replacement. We're that confident!
Our beds are actually built to inhibit the dog's ability to chew them. For starters, the covers of our beds are made out of military grade 1680 denier ballistic nylon, the same material worn as body armor by US combat forces! Unlike other beds, our ballistic nylon is far more chew resistant than cloth or other cheap fabrics that can be ripped apart at the seams. Rounded corners and solid, well-sewn seams also greatly reduce the possibility of the dog grabbing hold of a weak seam.
Our beds are super-easy to clean! Make sure to wash on delicate and cold. Air dry or line dry are the best way to dry the bed. Heat drying it not recommended. Please note vomit and urine have corrosive properties which can penetrate through the water resistant cover damaging the inner fill. Clean all urine and vomit immediately with a dry towel. Wash the bed cover using the instructions mentioned above. Customers in the past have told us that a deodorizer (ex. Febreeze) can take away the urine or vomit smell.
Our TUFF Bed Crate Pad is a single sewn-closed unit that requires no assembly. Simply unpack and slip into your dog's crate or kennel, and you're good to go! This bed can also be used as a travel pad for long car rides, or even an afternoon at the park.
The chew-proof ballistic material with rip-stop tech avoids tears, and prevents growth if they start. It is just one more detail that makes these beds tough as nails (and tougher than teeth!)
We're proud to say our interior seams are double stitched and surged. This prevents snags, fraying, and damage from chewing.
Additionally we include a layer of material at the bed's corners. Corners are the first things to go when a dog decides to start chewing. By reinforcing this weak point, we greatly increase the life of the bed.
Right after corners, seams are the weak spots which dogs exploit most frequently in beds. By reducing the number of seams on a bed fewer temptations present themselves, and therefore reduce the risk of demolition!
Tightly woven synthetic fibers make this bed chew proof, and also resistant to a wide array of other damaging forces. Water, dirt, hair, and muck simply don't cling to the bed and can be easily wiped away; after wiping with a damp cloth the bed often looks as good as new!
Accidents happen, it's a fact of life; Murphey's law if you will. Having a machine washable dog bed helps clean up those accidents quickly and easily. For those messes that do not wipe away, let the machine washer do the work.
We recomend washing with cold water on a gentle cycle, and then air drying. The heat and friction of a machine dryer could shorten the lifespan of the bed, and we want our products to last as long as possible!
The extremely dense synthetic fiber weave of our Ballistic Material not only stops moisture, but also odors! Dirt, grime, and even mold spores have a tough time sticking to the bed cover, and when these elements can't stick around neither can the smell.
Dust mites cause a large number of allergic reactions for dogs. Mold and mildew spores can also trigger allergic reactions. The sythetic fibers used in this cover prohibit dust mite invasions, and make life difficult for mold spores as well. These allergens require organic fibers to build their homes, and this cover uses a 100% synthetic fiber construction. Dust mites beware!
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