My lab/dalmation mix puppy is tearing up the chairs to my patio furniture, digging deep holes in the back yard and chewing the wood siding on the house. I have been forced to place her on a chain when she is in the back yard. Is there something I can do (short of giving her away) to make her stop these costly bad behaviors? The other puppy (a lab) does not engage in these behavior and is allowed to roam freely. It makes me feel really bad to have to resort to this to control her behavior.
It sounds like your pet is bored. This dog needs more exercise and more stimulation. I recommend about 1-2 hrs of play and new toys every week. Also try to rotate the toys. vetcare.