My lab mix loves his X-Large cot. He's not real destructive, so we didn't need the chew-proof guarantee of the other beds. It's big enough for him to stretch out on. He sleeps on it every night and when he's in the house, its his spot to go to when we need him to be calm and out of the way. He doesn't like feeling confined so it works better for him than a crate. If he's outside during the day, I just move the bed out with him and he'll lay on it outside too (and it frees up some space in the living room). I keep a blanket on it for padding and to help keep it clean. I'm buying another one for our new Border Collie rescue. The screws loosen from time to time and have to be tightened...not a big deal though.