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Yes, once they're fully house broken. Both my Dachshund and Cavalier have thick plush beds, my cat uses their old lambs wool beds in his crate, and my Springer just has a bath mat since she doesn't like to lay on plush beds.
 

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I have a crate pad (the kind with bolsters along the edge) and then on top of it Sadie's fancy bed. When she gets something messy like a kong I take that bed out and leave in the pad, which stays pretty clean.
 

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Hi! All my dogs have plush crate pads with bolsters. Two of them love to nap in there during the day. But, my daughter's German Shorthair Pointer didn't have anything but a towel for the longest time because she chewed everything up. She is older now and does have a crate pad lol!
 

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I have never put a dog bed in a crate as I just saw no need for one. I'm not saying don't do it, just stating that I never have.
 

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my dog finds it too warm to have any sort of pad or bed in the crate with him. i have a pad in there for the nighttime (he choses to sleep there, door's open) but i always take out the pad when he goes in there when we are out. i don't want to take the chance of him chewing on it. i actually had to take the pad out at night too because he is too hot and pushes it out of the way. i put it on the floor near our bed in case he choses to sleep on it.
 

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I'm with wvasco...the only reason my kids have pads in there now is because they're senior citizens with joint problems....they didn't really care for cushy until about a year ago.
 

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Yes. I use a thick crate pad on top of which I placed one of those egg crate pads that I custom cut to fit, and have a mattress cover over that. Then, I put a sheet on top, which I change twice a week (or more if necessary). They also have down pillows.
 

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Rittie has a folded up quilt in 'her' crate (it's actually Mal's, she just took up residence there ;P). The only one of my guys who is routinely crated these days is Lizzie, and the REASON she is crated is that she likes to munch on fabric - so no bed for her. :p Maybe in another 6 months.
 
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