I am at a loss for what to do about Diamond and her destructiveness.
When I left for work today I left a bag that had 2 books and a tupperware container that I had bought at the Goodwill on the couch. When I came home from work, I was gone literally less then 45 minutes, she had got the bag off the couch and chewed up everything in it.
This is not the first time she has done it. It is turning into an every day occurrence. She will find whatever she can and chew it up. She also does not care if we are home or not. If she sees a piece of paper, or really anything she wants, she will sit right in front of us and rip it up.
She has things to chew on so I am not sure what to do about it.
We used to kennel both her and Pulver when we left but she managed to rip the entire front of her kennel off. Broke it clean away from the rest of the kennel.
We tried the pheromone thing and that just seemed to make her worse.
I am at the point that the only thing I can think of is to muzzle her when we leave. Dustun is at the point that if I can't figure something out then he wants to find her a new home. We can't have her destroying whatever she feels like, whenever she feels like it. She is going to obedience but that won't help this issue, especially when we aren't home.
I don't like the idea of having to muzzle her, but like the idea of having to get rid of her even less. If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate them.
Oh, and I realize that if I leave stuff out she may chew it up, but she will take stuff off the kitchen table, or take books off my bookshelf (yes, she has done that)
She has also gotten really bad at getting on the couch. This is a fairly new thing (since she broke her kennel) she will get on the couch when we are gone, or when we are in bed. I am not sure how to stop that. I can't shut her in a room because she will destroy the door, door jamb, and door knob trying to get out.
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