You're on the right track, jamie. Try no bedding in the crate but do put in a stuffed kong. My dog, too, would rip up anything cloth in the crate, but it turns out he had separation anxiety, rather than being just bored.
If you try a stuffed kong (which is provided for distraction purposes) and no bedding, and he ignores the kong and maybe even starts to relieve himself in the crate, he may be a separation anxiety candidate. It's hard to get them over this, but it's definitely possible.
give him nothing destructible. better that then have him eat something and get ill while you are gone. adn mine have blankies, they push them aside to lay on the cold plastic. especially in the warmer weather. your pup may, or may not, grow out of this.
The Kong is a good idea, also you might want to try CET chews. They are wonderful for keeping their teeth clean, Shredded paper for bedding, until he gets over his problem with blankets. Just some ideas. Good luck with him.
My dobie did the same thing. No matter what I put in there she destroyed. First she learned to open the zippers on the stuffed beds and removed all the stuffing so I sewed them close then she started ripping them to shreads. I put carpet, towels, you name it she shreaded it. Finally I found on line the Kurunda beds (not sure of spelling is Ku or Ka). It is not destructable. After going through a $50.00 bed every day I spent $75 or $80 on the Kurunda and she can not destroy it. She can not even start to destoy it.
Do not buy these beds directly from the Kurunda web store as they are cheaper on other web sites, shop it a bit as the prices varied quite a bit with Kurunda being the most expensive.
The girl told me off the record that this is by design as they would rather sell a dozen or more beds to a distributor than to under price the distributors and compete with them.
Believe me if the puppy from hell could not destroy it, it is really not destructable.
well i had to change my log in name cause i forgot my password and i dont have the same email address but this is still me, the original poster of this post, lol...
ok so thanks for all the wonderful ideas. i did look up the Kurunda beds and it is a bed by it's self but i need something for in his kennel.
he is 1 1/2 years old now and i have been battling with this problem for a very long time now but recently he got very sick from the strings so i need an alternative for him.
he needs to be in a kennel when we are gone and at night even though during the day he is house broken only if he has access to outside through the doggy door, if the door is on he will pee/poop in the house...
The Kuranda bed comes in various sizes that pretty much match most crates. I took the 4" PVC legs and cut them so the bed is level with the opening of the crate, the dogs just walk in and they are already on the bed and the bed fills the entire crate.
My Bunnie destroyed everything you could possibly think of. She has had the Kuranda bed for about 8 months now and she can't even begin to destroy it. This worked for me.