GUNTHER 21 MONTHS OLD

by LINA
(SYDNEY AUSTRALIA)

HAPPY BOY

HAPPY BOY

MY BOY NEVER HAS DUG UP THE GARDEN, NEVER PULLED CLOTHES OFF THE LINE, HASN'T DESTROYED HIS TOYS SINCE IN WAS PUP BUT EVERYTIME I GET A NICE BED FOR HIM........HE MUST DESTROY.....WHYYYYYYY????

YOU WOULD THINK THAT HE WILL ENJOY HIS BED TOO.

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Feb 28, 2012
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WRONG BED NEW
by: LINA

He is an outside dog, been that way ever since he was a puppy. He really doesn't like being indoors. So sleeping in my bed is the last thing on his mind as he wouldn't know what it looks like. If i had to pick his favourite room then it would be the kitchen cause when he does come in, the kitchen will be his pit stop. He loves food and who doesn't.

The bed tearing up has been in his blood since puppy. I have sometimes caught him in the process. He first licks and licks a spot on the bed, then he starts tearing it with his front teeth which is in a matter of minutes. Then when he has exposed the stuffing then the rest is history.

Feb 28, 2012
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Wrong Bed NEW
by: Ralph

He's probably ripping up the beds you give him to tell you that he wants to sleep in your bed with you.

Feb 24, 2012
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Stuff up the back legs NEW
by: Christopher Bayhi

I have had large breed dogs develop arthritis because of hip dysplasia, trauma, etc. (I bred and trained GSDs professionally for 10 years, Rotties for about 2). But I haven’t personally had any of my dogs develop arthritis just from sleeping on a hard surface. The arthritis was aggravated by sleeping on a hard surface.

You can supplement your boy’s diet with Glucosamine and Chondrotin which will help lubricate the joints. While it won’t guarantee he will never get arthritis, it will help prevent it. If a dog already has arthritis it will help ease the pain. Omega Fatty Acids, Bromelain, Yucca, Boswellin, Vitamin E, and Velvet Elk Antler have also been used to prevent/combat arthritis. I swear by Velvet Elk Antler.

Please check with your vet first to make sure your boy is healthy enough to have any supplement, and the supplement is not contradictory to any medications he may be on.

Feb 24, 2012
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Stuff up the back legs NEW
by: Lina

I meant arthritis in the back end. I had a German Shepherd who also didn't like beds and she suffered arthritis at a very young age (5 yrs) because of lying on concrete.

It got so bad that i had to put her down as she could not walk and she was peeing and pooping on herself. The vets told me it was caused by her sleeping on hard floor.

Feb 23, 2012
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Crate with no bedding NEW
by: Christopher Bayhi

Lina,

What do you mean by “stuff up his back legs”? The only problem I could see is the formation of calluses on the elbows or rear legs. While unsightly, they don’t pose a health risk unless they become infected.

Feb 23, 2012
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Ripping up the bed NEW
by: Lina

Thanks for your advice. But have tried that also and he still tears it up. He is crate trained and spends most of the time in the crate with it opened. He just doesn't like anything in his crate. I have bought a quite strong raised trampoline bed and he does not use it. Maybe because he can't destroy it because it's chew, scratch proof and dig proof. He prefers sleeping/lying on the concrete floor or in the crate which has no bed. In the long run it is going to stuff up his back legs.


Feb 23, 2012
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Bed Manners NEW
by: Christopher Bayhi

Dogs have a natural “nesting” instinct. He’s getting the bed the way he likes it.

If you’re talking about him tearing up the bed where the stuffing comes out, that’s a different story. He may not want a bed. I’ve had pups refuse beds, but want to lie on dirty clothes in a small hamper, or try to sleep in the cat litter box. Try covering the bed with an article of clothing that you don’t mind getting soiled like an old unwashed t-shirt. He might not like the scent of the bed.

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