If you ask around to find out what the best dog bed for chewers is, you may get told “the floor!” However, if you, like many dog owners, prefer to see your adored pet tucked up at night in their own bed, then you’re probably still looking for that perfect, hard-wearing holy grail of dog beds.
Having had a fair amount of experience with dogs that particularly like to chew, we decided to hunt down what we think the best dog beds are. These options will stand up to the test of chewing over time.
Best Dog Bed for Chewers: Brief Reviews
A chewed-up dog bed can look really tatty in a room, so these picks have been carefully selected with chewers in mind. With these, you can invest in them with the knowledge that they’ll still be in one piece when you wake up in the morning.
If your dog just can’t resist chewing on every hard surface he or she comes into contact with, then here are some fantastic dog beds for you to consider.
1. PetFusion’s Ultimate Dog Bed and Lounge
Founded in 2010, PetFusion is an environmentally conscious provider of modern pet accessories. Their products are creations that the company felt had previously been missing from the pet care market.
Creating accessories that would fit seamlessly into a modern and stylish household, these award-winning designers don’t compromise on functionality and quality. These fantastically constructed products are available at such an affordable price, which is why it’s no wonder that they are loved by many pet-owners throughout the United States.
First up on our list is the Ultimate Dog Bed and Lounge from PetFusion. With a four-inch orthopedic memory foam mattress base, this bed will provide superior comfort to your dog, as well as help reduce joint pain and improve mobility, energy, and health.
This dog bed is available in three neutral colors and has a really nice comfortable design that will look great in any home. It has no hard surfaces, so there is nothing for your dog to chew on. Instead, this bed has a separate base and a large bolster cushion attached to the top to provide the security that dogs often like in their favored sleeping spot. It also has a non-skid bottom, so it doesn’t go sliding around hardwood or tiled floors when your particularly energetic dog comes in from playing.
With tear-resistant, durable covers, this dog bed can cope with its fair share of rough and tumble, and PetFusion has even been thoughtful enough to make the materials water-resistant. This is great news if your dog just happens to be a chewer and a slobberer! In case of accidents, there is also a waterproof lining protecting the memory foam mattress. The waterproof layer, combined with removable covers, makes this dog bed really easy to keep clean.
This bed also comes in four different sizes. The smaller size is perfect for our Westie, but if we had more than one, we would probably go for a size up so that they could sleep together. The largest size measures 50 by 40 inches and is ideal for larger, loveable hounds weighing 200 pounds and up.
We love everything about this bed. From the way it looks to the memory foam base, the bolsters, and waterproof lining, we think that this dog bed was designed and crafted beautifully!
The only negative thing that can be said about this product is its rather high price. It’s not going to be affordable for everyone.
- Has removable and washable covers
- Water-resistant fabric and waterproof lining
- Features a memory foam base plus comfy bolsters
- Four sizes available
- Comes with manufacturer warranty
- One of the most expensive beds on this list
2. BarkBox Essential Orthopedic Dog Bed
Run by a team of self-confessed crazy dog people, the BarkBox brand retails a range of dog accessories through their online shop, in various online marketplaces, and in Target stores nationwide. They pride themselves in providing dog-first designs to get your dog’s tail wagging with pleasure.
This bed is pretty basic in design but of high quality, presenting a more affordable option for pet owners looking for an orthopedic base that is kinder to limbs and joints. The bed is comprised of a four-inch memory foam mattress base with a plush exterior that your dog can sleep on top of for a great night’s rest with nothing in sight to chew on.
For particularly bad chewers that need to be put away in a crate each night, this pad will be perfect for transforming the crate into a very comfortable sleeping spot. The bed doesn’t have sides, so if it’s not used in a crate, you may order a size larger so that your dog can sprawl comfortably.
The smallest size bed was recommended for our Westie, but we would have to agree that having seen all four sizes available, we would go for the medium for our little one’s premium comfort. The design is minimalist and is available in four neutral colors that will fit in nicely with the majority of home decor.
The plush fabric on the top of the bed is also really good at hiding bits of dirt, fur, and hair, so it stays looking clean a lot longer than most beds do. The cover is waterproof and removable so that when it does need washing, it can just be taken off and thrown in the washing machine.
For the worst of chewers, this great memory foam mattress will provide a comfy sleeping spot for your pooch and dramatically transform a dog crate. There are no sides or extra padding for your dog to be tempted to chew on, and the memory foam is particularly good for older dogs or those suffering from limb problems.
Our Westie wasn’t as keen on this bed as some of the others because of its lack of sides. If your dog likes to feel safe and snuggled when they sleep, then this may not be the best option for them.
- Four-inch memory foam mattress
- Four different sizes to fit crates
- Best choice for the worst chewers
- Waterproof and removable cover
- No sides
- A bit on the small side
3. Dogbed4less Orthopedic Shredded Memory Foam Dog Bed Pillow
Dogbed4less is a small business operating out of California known to provide well-designed, functional, and affordable dog beds. Having launched 12 years ago after crafting their own dog’s bed out of quality materials, the owners of Dogbed4less decided to produce more of their signature beds to provide practical solutions to other dog lovers.
This dog bed from Dogbed4less uses shredded memory foam as a stuffing, which creates a very comfortable, large, pillow-like structure for dogs to sleep and relax on. Again, featuring no sides for your dog to chew on, you can rest peacefully at night in the knowledge that your dog bed will be in one piece come the morning.
Although this dog bed doesn’t have any sides, the shredded foam interior provides a really sinkable surface, which will gently hug your dog’s sides to give it the comfort it craves while sleeping deeply. The bed is available in six different sizes, with the smallest being a medium (37 by 27 inches). While our dog loves the bed itself, he does look swallowed up in the vast size of it in comparison to his body!
There are a total of 10 different fabric and color choices when it comes to the bed cover. All are handmade in California, like the rest of the bed. The external cover is available in brown, blue, and grey colors, and in four materials: nylon, canvas, microsuede, and denim. The canvas and denim are particularly tear-resistant.
There is a second cover that acts as a waterproof lining on one side of this bed pillow. It also supplies a breathable layer on the underside, which is a great idea to help prevent the growth of allergens. It can also be easily removed for a good machine wash when needed.
This bed is really comfortable, and the two removable covers are a great idea for keeping the bed fresh and clean. We also love to support small, local, fellow dog-loving companies!
The smallest bed available takes up a lot more room on your floor than other beds on this list, and if you have a small breed, then he or she will look very small and lost on this large pillow bed. Nevertheless, you’d be sure that they’ll love it!
- Made with shredded memory foam
- Waterproof and breathable cover
- Handmade in California
- Four different fabric choices
- Six size options
- No small size available
- Not a budget option
4. K&H Pet Products Original Pet Cot
K&H Pet Products is a large company. It manufactures and supplies a wide range of pet products for a variety of pets—from birds to dogs to farm animals. This brand’s products are quality, durable, and long-lasting. What’s more, these products boast one of the lowest return ratios in the industry.
No matter how much of a chewer your doggy is, this metal-framed cot bed won’t be on their radar as there’s nothing pliable to get their teeth into. This dog bed raises your dog off the floor by seven inches (or nine inches for the XL bed) and onto a cot-style bed that is fantastic for keeping pets cool in hot summers.
The cot cover is made of 600 denier fabric that is waterproof and durable, providing a long-lasting solution. The fabric is also removable and replaceable so that you don’t have to buy the frame again when the fabric wears out.
This small bed was strength-tested and designed to carry up to 150 pounds. There are also three different sized options available, from 17 by 22 inches up to the XL cot bed that measures 32 by 50 inches.
This bed has non-skid feet, making it stable on hardwood and tiled floors. It offers very simple, tool-free assembly and is, overall, very simple by design. It may not be the coziest bed option here, but it will provide a very affordable and cool place for your dog to sleep on and that they can’t chew to bits!
We like the fact that this bed is really affordable and also very good for holidays. It is designed to keep your dog cool on hot summer nights.
This bed looks like a miniature cot and therefore isn’t the most design-conscious of dog beds. It’s also not the coziest of options.
- Keeps dogs cool
- Removable and washable cover
- Replacement covers available
- Long-lasting and portable dog bed
- Comes with a one-year limited warranty
- Isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing
- Not a very cozy option
5. P.L.A.Y. Moroccan Lounge Bed
P.L.A.Y., which stands for Pet Lifestyle And You, provides premium dog beds and unique toys. All their products were designed with the welfare of pets, people, and our planet in their minds.
Using sustainable materials, P.L.A.Y. manufacture stylish and easy-to-care-for dog beds to provide maximum comfort for our four-legged friends. What’s more, with every bed purchased, money is donated to help shelter pets in need.
This is one of the most stylish dog beds featured on our list, but it is also the most expensive. This bed is made of very high-quality, durable materials, even down to the lead-free zipper, to keep even the most avid of chewers safe from toxins.
The filling is PlanetFill, which is made from 100% certified-safe, recycled plastic bottles, making it a fantastically green option. Surprisingly, this bed is very comfortable! P.L.A.Y. is also gold-certified by Green America’s Green Business Certification program for its eco-friendly materials and minimalist packaging.
Once you’ve managed to pick your favorite design from over 20 choices, you have a further four options when it comes to size. The soft exterior support frame and inner pillow can also be switched to create up to four different looks with just one bed, depending on which one of the gorgeous patterns you choose for your home.
It is great that the whole bed is machine-washable and dryer-friendly, so this is really easy to keep clean and have back down on the floor again—ready for your dog to use in a matter of hours.
We love this company because of their eco-friendly practices. We also adore the way this bed looks, as well as the huge variety of colors and patterns that it’s available in.
Although the sides of the bed are soft, we can see that they may be a temptation for some chewing dogs. Even though the materials are very durable, the sides wouldn’t last for long being chewed on regularly. The price also makes this bed a not-so-budget-friendly option for some.
- Eco-friendly company
- Made from recycled filling and packed with minimal packaging
- Some designs offer up to four different looks per bed
- Huge variety of colors and patterns to choose from
- All materials used are safe from toxins
- The soft sides may be a temptation to some chewers
- Most expensive bed on this list
Wondering what you should look for when it comes to choosing the best dog bed for chewers? Below is our handy buyer’s guide that explains why size, materials, comfort, purpose, and ease of cleaning are all important factors to consider before making your purchase.
Size is, of course, an important consideration when choosing any dog bed. It needs to be big enough to be comfortable but not so big that it takes up an unnecessary amount of space in your home.
The materials used for construction should ideally be very tough and durable. Look for tear-resistant, heavy-duty fabrics that are good at masking dirt and fur until it comes time to wash.
This is a no-brainer for a dog’s bed. If it’s not comfortable for your dog, then they probably won’t use it. If you know that your dog likes to snuggle, then you’re best off looking for a bed with sides, making sure to avoid hard sides that they will want to chew!
Some beds have different purposes, and you should buy them according to what your dog needs. If your dog is a very bad chewer, then you may need to crate them at night and when you’re away from home. In this case, you should look for a bed suitable to line a crate.
Other beds, like the K&H cot featured above, are really great for keeping your dog above ground and dry when they are outdoors, as well as in keeping your dog cool on hot summer days.
5. Ease of Cleaning
How easy it is to clean a dog bed is very important if you want to keep a clean and fresh-smelling home! Look out for removable covers that you can throw in the washing machine.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do dogs need beds?
Some people say that dogs are perfectly fine sleeping on the floor, and they certainly look happy enough, right? The truth is, it may depend on your dog’s preference and can change from one day to the next.
Sometimes, your dog may choose to sleep on the hard floor next to their bed to help them cool down. Other times, after a long cold walk, for example, they may prefer to sleep in their bed to warm up, and better rest their aching muscles.
Personally, we believe that a dog should have a bed. Not only is it a place to call their own, but it will also keep them warm, support their joints, and prevent calluses. You can also travel with them to give your dog a safe and familiar place to reduce anxiety when you’re staying somewhere new.
2. Is there a chew proof dog bed?
Nothing is truly chew-proof, we’re afraid. Chew-resistant, we can do, but chew-proof? Sadly, not. The chewiest of dogs will always find something to chew through, even if you take away all the tempting looking hard sides, they can still chew through their mattress base or pad if they really want to.
3. How do I get my dog to stop chewing up his bed?
Firstly, you may want to consider buying one of our recommended dog beds to offer him less temptation. Always make sure you give your dog plenty of exercises each day. Provide him or her with one or several chew toys that he is allowed to chew.
Next, train your dog to know the word “no” and use it when you catch him chewing. If none of these is working, then you could try using a bad-tasting repellant spray. If you suspect some form of anxiety, then visit your veterinarian for further advice.
4. Can dogs chew through canvas?
Canvas is a very good option for a dog bed as it is extremely durable and won’t tear easily when chewed upon. Given enough time and determination, however, we feel that even canvas could eventually be chewed through.
5. How often should you change your dog’s bed?
How often you replace your dog’s bed will depend entirely on what kind of bed they have. Many beds should be replaced, on average, once a year, but memory foam mattresses and cot style beds are designed to last a lot longer.
The best thing to do is to keep an eye on your dog and look for signs that they are uncomfortable on their bed. Check the base of the bed from time to time with your hand to make sure it’s not too worn and flat.
Our firm favorite on this list for our Westie is the first bed we reviewed, which was from PetFusion. The soft sides and memory foam mattress provide an ultra-comfortable, safe, and healthy sleeping spot. He’s not a terribly bad chewer though, and soft toys or upholstery aren’t a target for him.
Different dogs have different chewing habits, which is why we tried to present a good variety of beds here. If your dog pulls out stuffing and chews through everything they come across, then you should consider the cot bed from K&H. On the other hand, if you have to put them in a crate, the memory foam mattress base from BarkBox might be what’s best for him.
Unfortunately, there is no completely chew-proof option, but hopefully, you’ll find something on this list that will help your specific doggy chewing situation.