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How can I get my dogs to stop chewing up everything when I leave the house?

It doesn't matter if I'm gone for a half an hour or 8 hours, I come back and my house is destroyed. I pick up everything that looks "chewable" and put all their toys in the front room floor, but it doesn't matter because then they just go for the couch! Spanking them doesn't do anything, cuz then they are just scared. I know they know they did wrong, because when I walk in, they go down with their tail between their legs. Indie is 6 years, and Mack is 5 months. I believe Mack is instigating it.. Help!!

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CRATE! I use crates on my dogs. Best thing ive ever used. They may be a bit expensive but worth it.

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Yes indeed ! My Rott is ready to " night night " when I leave I get her tired and give her a Kong with Peanut Butter.
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I hate when people put there dog in a crate how would you like to be in a small jail. But it's ok if they are still a tiny puppy.
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spray lemon juice an everting at there level. when my dog Olive kept licking of her fur on her arm i put just a tiny but of lemon juice on it and it worked. worth a try.

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What kind of lemon juice, the kind you cook with? Just mix it with water or what? Its worth a shot, thanks =)
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you can buy some lemons and squeeze them your self or just buy lemon juice from the store in the small bottle. it may not even matter as long as its sour. lol no problem
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Don't leave stuff on the ground

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puppies are bad about that...most will grow out of it as they get older..the older dog is just joining in...my puppies tore the rug off the floor. and some think they mad at you for leaving them...but spanking them is useless...they dont even know why..they think you are just being mean to them. no love like a dogs love my friend ...i had people do much worse things..........your dog loves you more than ANY human ever has or will. ever seen a human do this missing another ?
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Leave back door open

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Crate them when you leave.

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I use a bitter apple spray. You can spray it on anything and it leaves a lingering bad taste in their mouth. You can get it from petco or petsmart

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Put some spray on the things they chew and make sure its something they dont like

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