I bought the bed because of the information indicating it bed was made for aggressive chewers. The first time my dog was placed on the bed in the crate she had the material ripped and the stuffing all over the place
Really great dog bed in terms of comfort for our 55lb mutt. Best one by far. But he began to tear foam out of one corner on day 2 and I can’t fix it much beyond popping some back in and hand sewing the seam. He keeps reopening it once or twice a week. I’m pretty sad about it because the bed will clearly last on the order of months, not years. Not worth the $150.
This is what I came home to after a quick trip to do grocery shopping. Ridiculous!
I ordered the small crate pad with the stated size of 27"x18"x4" and it is actually 24"x18"x4" so now it won't fit in the crate I ordered. Very frustrating. Haven't been able to have our pup try it out yet since it doesn't fit so I don't know how durable it will be.
Our 60lB pit mix has gone through at least four other brand name crate pads since we adopted him. The first he chewed as a puppy, nothing to be done there (no bed is chew proof if your dog is determined enough) but he outgrew that stage and since then the other pads have just not held up with nightly use. They sink and become thin and uncomfortable within months. This crate pad however, not a dent in a year! Not even close.Looks like the day we got it. We noticed a difference in his sleep immediately. He sleeps much more soundly and dosen't wake up to reposition himself as much. He was unsure of it for a couple of days- its taller and stiffer then previous pads so he was hesitant about getting in to the crate but quickly overcame that. We recently stopped crating him and repurposed this pad into his favorite bolster bed from Frisco. I doubt we will need to replace it anytime soon but if we do I hope that Big Barker makes a three or four sided couch styled bed. Those are Lou's favorite! Pro tip- We covered our crate pad completely with a soft fleece blanket. It protected the pad from accidents -including one extremely bad tummy and was softer to the touch then the durable cover. Which we have never had to do more then spot clean.
The longest a crate pad has lasted in the past is three hours. This is great with no tags or stitching to attract attention and very comfortable as well. Highly recommend.
This is the second Big Barker bed that I've purchased. The first one was at least ten years old. It provides good support for an old dog. This bed is durable and the cover is washable.
My 25 lb Whippet puppy tore a giant hole in this product within 2 days of receiving it. It didn’t tear on the seam, she was able to tear a hole in the surface of the cover. She’s not a particularly agressive chewer. Definitely not the quality I was expecting for the price.
The Big Barker crate pads are fantastic. My 2 pups love them. They don’t loose their shape or fullness. They stand up to my 2 heavy chewers
My dogs are much happier in their crates with these beds. Good investment for dogs that need to be crated during the day!