Hello! I love the fact i've found this forum, so i'm going to drain your brains again! Yay! I mentioned in another post about my dogs near death experience with her new favourite food - Carpet! Since the incident i've installed a baby gate in my house to limit the areas she can destroy. But my house is a logistical nightmare - it's an upside down house, so downstairs i have a bedroom (with access to the garden), hallway and bathroom, upstairs i have an open plan lounge and kitchen. Currently Indy has the run of the downstairs hallway, stairs and kitchen - with the baby gate blocking off the lounge. I'm wondering now, since carpet munching seems to be prevelant, whether it'd be wise to now limit her to the kitchen only; by installing a babygate at the top of the stairs. My only concern is whether the area she could be potentially limited to is too small - kitchen floorspace is about 2.5m x 1.5m also a square inbetween the kitchen and lounge of about 1mx1m. I don't have a tape measure, so i can't tell you how big Indy is - but she's about 10cm taller than the average border collie. Other stuff to note - she has a taste for anti chew sprays (any other home solutions people can think of would be cool, but the brands we have access to are yummy apparently). We are home with Indy 4 days a week, and the days we are at work, she is left for 8 hours in total, with a break up of 2 x1hr lunchbreaks each day where she is played with and toileted etc. She also gets 3 long walks a day.