Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Depends on the dog. Nikon had rags and towels for a long time until he started ripping and chewing and now he has nothing in his crate in the house (but he has foam and a crate pad in his crate in the van, and he has a dog bed in the bedroom....go figure). Pan is 4 months and has always had something in his crates but it can't be the foam b/c he shreds it - doesn't eat it, just rips it into a million pieces and then lies back down. I don't ever buy dog beds, I use old foam mattress pads or foam we get at work for packing laptops. I get towels, blankets, and rags from my mom. She volunteers at a Goodwill type store and they don't sell a lot of the bedding that comes in so she gives it to me. Pan's crates are all packed with bedding and even some little pillows. Coke is good with bedding in his crates but he is not crated at home anyway. I always start the puppies with bedding, mainly so that if they pee it gets absorbed and they can avoid it, rather than it running all over on a plastic crate pan.
Last edited by Liesje; 01-06-2011 at 03:35 PM.