Chew-Proof Crate Pad and Cover???

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  1. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    Anyone know whereto get a chew-proof crate pad and/or Crate Cover?

    The poodles like to pull stuff into their crates, or chew on the drywall which usually ends up with me pulling the crates into the middle of the room before I leave for the day.

    Was wondering is anyone has ideas on crate covers that could go around but be chew-proof? Also chew-proof pad to put into Lincolns crate.

    Thank you!
     
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    Call me mean or crazy or whatever, but my dogs don't get bedding in their crates until they will leave it alone.

    Maggie still isn't left with bedding if crated because anxiety makes her chew it up, but she's rarely crated so her crate usually has a bed in it so it's comfy when she goes there for a nap.

    Ziva didn't get bedding until 14mo because she ate it before then. When she is crated now, she can be given a regular crate pad with no troubles, even for a number of hours.

    Kes has one blanket he gets only at certain times; when I'm gone all day it's an empty crate because he shreds things when he gets bored of the chewies in the crate, but when he's crated in the car or at training he gets the fleece blankie he doesn't chew for some reason. Towels will be shredded, as will pads at this point.
     
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    Cider ate the middle of her bed out at 8 or so months. After that she got bedding only if someone was watching her. Like crated in the room with the TV and someone watching it..

    She was like 2 when I gave her freedom of my room.. and maybe 6 months after she left crate bedding alone after testing her for longer periods of time.

    Smudge has never even looked at his bedding let alone done bad things to it so he's always had nicer bedding.
     
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    Unfortunatly I haven't found one yet. I pretty much cured Ivan of chewing his bedding on the way home from a show one time. The snot thought he could rip up his sheets while in the back seat. So I pulled over and pulled it all out. Man did he ever give me a dirty look. But once in a great while he will try it again and I will pull it back out for about a half hour.
     
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    I can't think of anything that's chew PROOF...but maybe some rubberized flooring or something that would be harder to get at the edges (fit it to the crate as close as you can so they can't pull the edges up) might work? Anything soft and cuddly will be chewable.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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