Hi everybody. I’m looking for some help regarding my dog’s sudden destructive behaviour. My 4 year old springer has always been very hyper and needy, but since his puppy days, he’s generally been a very well behaved dog. Never destroys anything or does anything naughty. He’s left at home with our other dog for a few hours a day each weekday, during which time they both sleep and stroll about (we have a webcam which we use to keep an eye on them). This has been their routine ever since we got them. About a month ago we got a new sofa. The dogs didn’t make any fuss of it and all has been normal. We came home from work last Wednesday to find the cushions had been pulled off the couch and a big hole had been ripped up in the back of the couch. We thought it was a one off and put the cushions back etc. Next day, same thing. The exact same spot of the couch had been made bigger and more sponge ripped out. Last night we went in the kitchen, came back into the lounge and caught him in the act. This was the first time we were able to ‘tell him off’ and stop him during it. We just got home from having a meal out and surprise suprise, its happened again! My confusion with it all is firstly how he hasnt acted like this in years, but secondly, how focused the destruction is. The damage is limited to a tennis ball sized hole. I just cant think why this is happening. Any advice on why this might be happening along with how to stop it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!