Would anyone know of a make of dog bed I could use with my German Shepherd ? He tears up anything I put down for him. (He has his own bedroom )
Thanks in advance
Ed
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Is he getting at least one hour of exercise every day? Working dogs love to stay busy, and his chewing sounds like it might be caused by boredom.
plenty of exercise has a 80 foot trolley run he tries to catch the sheep and goats in a nearby pasture all day.
Let me rephrase...is he getting plenty of exercise WITH human interaction every day? My dog needs at least 1 hour of fetch, a walk or two, a couple of rounds of "tricks for treats", and loads of attention on a daily basis. Most dogs are no different in their need for interaction. Dogs are pack animals, and don't like to be alone. It is possible that he's bored- IE, he's craving things to do that are interactive with his "pack". He should also have several toys to chew on to keep him occupied for the time he does spend alone.
He's not chewing his bed because he's destructive- he's doing it because he's bored and needs an outlet for his frustration, IMHO, and an indestructible bed ain't gonna fix that.
He's not chewing his bed because he's destructive- he's doing it because he's bored and needs an outlet for his frustration, IMHO, and an indestructible bed ain't gonna fix that.

oh whatever, dogs chew things up out of instinct. how do you think they eat an animal after they kill it? they tear it to pieces. that instinct doesn't go away because you take your dog for a walk in the morning.

dogs can chew out of boredom, but that's hardly the only reason.

i have a friend with a similar problem, and she found this bed http://www.orvis.com/default.asp?adv=875 to be pretty durable. personally, for my chewer, i use a couple of old blankets, folded up, on a cheap bathmat. he chews through stuffed beds, but leaves the blankets alone. you can get some cheap blankets at good will and try that if all else fails.

good luck!
-kelly
i have a friend with a similar problem, and she found this bed http://www.orvis.com/default.asp?adv=875 to be pretty durable.

oops, try this link:
http://www.orvis.com/store/product directory chart.asp?dir id=1633&Group ID=1634&cat id=1010&subcat id=2

stupid internet.
-kelly
I may be confusing you with someone else, but aren't you the folks who have a PUPPY that you primarily keep outside, tethered? BOREDOM. Put that dog bed near YOU and he won't be so inclined to shred it. Exile is a sad, sad thing.
Janet Boss
Best Friends Dog Obedience
"Nice Manners for the Family Pet"
Voted "Best of Baltimore 2001" - Baltimore Magazine www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
That's frenzy, not exercise. INTERACTION. Think about it. Poor puppy.
Janet Boss
Best Friends Dog Obedience
"Nice Manners for the Family Pet"
Voted "Best of Baltimore 2001" - Baltimore Magazine www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Let me repeat the part of my previous post which you obviously missed.-

"He should also have several toys to chew on to keep him occupied for the time he does spend alone."
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