Well, when I reupholstered this we did not have puppies in the house and I only used a thin quilting fabric. That was more than sufficient for normal human use.
But now we have two year old dogs – one who weighs at least 160 (Enlish Mastiff) and one who weighs at least 90 (Newfoundland). This hassock is used by me and our Newfoundland has decided that it is a dog seat. Whenever I sit in my chair she climbs up on this hassock and waits for attention. And let me tell you it is a tight fit for her big toukis to sit on this hassock but she is determined.
As a result, the hassock now looks like this:
That thin quilting fabric was not designed for dog toenails. No big deal though I have been wanted to re-upholster it anyway because this was my first project of the sort and I didn’t pull the fabric tight enough.
Now, it has been redone with upholstery fabric and should hold up a little longer than the other fabric did. If not – it is easy enough to redo it just takes time to take all the staples out.