Washing Your Tuffies Nest:

 

Both the Durasoft and the Wipe Clean Tuffies Nests can be washed down. First, pull out the middle cushion and take off the Fleece cover. Wash this in the washing machine at 40degrees Celsius. Next, turn the nest surrounds inside out so you can get to the side where the dog leans the most.

Pull out middle cushion  Turn nest inside out

 

Use really hot tap water (or even boil the kettle) and put a drop of “Techwash” from Nikwax (or similar type of liquid soap) into a jug. Pour the hot water in to dilute well. Then, with thick rubber gloves, so you don’t burn your hands, use a sponge to wash the bed all over. Try to be very gentle around the seams as they are less waterproof. Work the soapy solution well into the fabric, concentrating on the most soiled areas.

wash with soapy water

work well into seams

 

Once you have worked the soap well in all over all the surfaces of the bed, you can hose it all down. Again, be a little gentle and avoid pointing the hose directly on to the seams:

hose down

 

Wash the nest cushion in the same way as the surround and leave both to air dry well.

wash nest cushion the same way  hose cushion down

 

When it is all dry, fit the fleece onto the cushion.

 

when dry fit fleece onto cushion

 

Finally remember to assemble the nest so that the Tuffies-label corresponds to the MIDDLE of the LONG side of the oval cushion as shown in the picture.

reassemble