Hi all, I've been enjoying reading your discussions for advice but just joined today to see if anyone may be able to advise! I'll try to be succinct! We have 2 rescue dogs, a female mastiff who we have had for 1 year who is a good girl, and we recently adopted a 9 month old (teen!!) crossbreed. He is a typical teen puppy and we have been working hard on his training and giving plenty of exercise with road walks to work on his lead manners as well as running on the beach most days to let off excess energy. He and our female dog play a LOT , which is very boisterous to the point of seeming too rough sometimes but no harm done apart from the house looking like a whirlwinds been through! We studied the notes on here about preventing separation anxiety, by de sensitisation and he's been mainly ok... until a couple of days ago when he's forgotten everything And has destroyed cushions, chewed the leather sofa, pooed and weed( even after a one hour walk and I only left him for 1.5 hours) pulled books off shelf and chewed them, ate dog basket cushion etc etc you get the picture! my husband often works from home and I am wondering if the problem is spending TOO much time with him, as when we have to leave him it's a horrible shock. Today I popped home from work mid morning as was ( rightly ) worried , and I've ended up taking the afternoon off to sort things out/ clean up! I've started going back to basics by popping out for 2 mins, 5mins etc which I do with no fuss . I don't want to crate him- I think he'd go berserk plus on days when we are both out at work he'd be in there for 4 hours which seems wrong. I leave him with a frozen stuffed kong or treat ball, tv on . Am I missing something ? Am scared for my lovely house that he's going to wreck it ... Have developed my own reverse separation anxiety where's I am scared to open my front door when I come home to see what he has done!