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The dog bed seems just fine, but my labradoodle refuses to sit or lie in it. In fact, he will walk AROUND it rather than step into it.
Any suggestions would be helpful.,I bought a Watershed dog bed a few years back and absolutely loved it until it finally fell apart after long years in rough weather. So of course I wanted to get the same bed again, the first being so fantastic.
This bed is nothing like the old version. So much so that this is the first bad review I have ever written for a dog bed. I have two dogs who do very little damage to beds. We got the bed and the dogs took to it right away and did the usual three circles and laid down. Just doing this put runs in the fabric all over the bed. The seams are also starting to pull apart. I attached two pictured of this from less than a minute of use. I put it down and immediately there were runs in the fabric. I couldn't get a very good picture with the iphone, it looks worse in person. The look doesnt bother me but if just walking onto the bed damages the fabric it bodes poorly for the longevity of the bed. The fabric is flimsy and brittle and will not last very long. It is also smaller than I expected but that isn't such a big deal.
Problem #2 happened when my older dog had an accident on the bed. (we hadn't put it outside yet) If this had been the previous version the liquid would have run right through to floor but this bed is super absorbent. not a drop touched the floor. This would be great if it wasn't meant to be a watershed outdoor bed. I went to rinse the bed off in the shower and it just absorbed more water. It took forever to get the urine out of the bed. Then I hung the bed up on my (very strong) shower curtain rod to dry and it is still not dry after 3 days.
An outdoor bed that absorbs a great deal of water and wont dry out for days is a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
The only reason I haven't decided to return the bed yet is the dog does really love the comfort of the bed. I'd just keep it as an inside bed but I fear the poor quality of the construction will mean the bed will fall apart too fast.
I love Orvis and was really surprised with this bad experience. I do know they will replace the bed, and this makes things better. I'm just disappointed that something of such poor quality would come from Orvis.,The deep-dish outdoor dog bed was an instant success. Our small dogs love it.
Only issue was the pattern. I thought I was ordering the blue-green pattern (which looks brown and gray on the photo), so assumed it must be the cabana. My mistake. The cabana is a rather jarring multi -color pattern. So, be careful.,The quality of the fabric and the overall making of this bed is so nice! I have 3 dogs and am rescuing a 4th, very big, lovable dog and I ordered this bed for her!! We already have several of your dog beds, but this one is the best! Fabric is great for outside and inside, easy to wash and the dogs love it!! I will order more of these!,This bed is described as twice as strong as the original dog beds. That's a joke. Our young poodle who does not chew her bed has destroyed 2 covers in 6 months.
The material is is not very durable - you can see her claw marks where she has jumped into the bed. The seams are incredibly badly made. The cover just comes apart.
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