There is no running away from the fact that your dog has teeth, pretty sharp ones at that and it will chew. No matter how docile or aggressive your dog’s personality, there will come a time in its natural life span when it will just tear apart anything and everything that comes in front of its eyes. As a loving pet owner, you know better than punishing or chaining your pooch to avoid such behavior.
Punishments and leashes will do absolutely nothing to stop this habit of theirs. If anything it will probably increase their chewing tendencies. So what can you do to avoid having stuff battered and chewed all over the place? The best solution to this is getting some chew proof dog products that will take up most of their chewing time and stand through the ordeal!
Just how effective are chew proof dog beds?
This question is best answered AFTER you have actually invested in a chew-proof product such as a dog bed. Chew proof dog beds are a great idea for the chewing-addicted dog. These durable cots promise to be highly resistant, almost impossible to chew and destroy.
Most of these so-called chew proof beds however turn out to be no match for your dog’s super-strong teeth. This is bad news if you have invested recently on a good-looking doggy couch that promises to be chew proof. The important things to keep in mind while buying a chew proof product is:
- Check for the warranty certificate and make sure it has a lifetime warranty.
- Do not buy very cheap products that look good but will not last.
- Do your homework and research on the most popular dog beds in the market to get a fair idea.
If you buy your dog bed carefully, you might end up with a good enough dog bed in your hands that your dog is going to hate for the rest of its life!
According to vets however, chew-proof dog beds and dog products might actually make their chewing habits worse. Yes, you heard me right. Chewing constantly on something that just does not ‘get chewed upon’ can be pretty embarrassing for a dog!
When a dog finds that the piece of furniture is not breaking or scratching with all their chewing, they will turn upon other things in frustration when you are not around. So you will probably end up with only a single good piece of furniture in your house, your dog bed!
Another drawback of chew-proof dog beds is that they are bad for dog teeth. These beds are made of extremely strong Kevlar-like stuff that will definitely wear down your dog’s teeth in the long run. If you think your dog can do with some flattened canines then by all means go buy that bed today!
You might wonder if a little bit of flattening of teeth would do your dog any harm. Well, it depends on the breed and health of your dog. It is always better to consult your vet for the final advice.