My sweet but suddenly destructive 7-month pup has now cost me more money. While in his wire kennel, he managed to start ripping up the Berber carpeting in the family room. The plastic tray that was in the crate was a little small for the kennel and he could reach the carpet along the edge and start pulling. I then moved his kennel to the kitchen and he managed to start ripping up the linoleum. I then put him in a slightly larger wire kennel which has the correct size tray. Well, when I got home today from running errands (for maybe an hour) he was able to rip more flooring in the kitchen. He managed to somehow crack the tray completely in half and get to the floor underneath. I’m so surprised at this as he really likes his kennel and settles down nicely in it. He usually has a bone in there with him also. The longest he is usually in there is four hours while I am at work. Guess he needs more exercise to tire him out before he gets put away.
So ... since I will have to replace the carpeting in the family room and flooring in the kitchen, I’d like to know what everyone feels is a good flooring for a home with dogs.