Why is my dog chewing up the house? And will she grow out of it? Plus some other Qs?

I have a 4-5 month old Jack Russel Terrier mix!

She’s a great girl but when I’m out she tears up the house!
I leave her and my other dog in the kitchen with toys food and their crates! They are only on there own two days out of the week and i come home for about an hour during the day too..
But for the time i am gone my jrt

– Chews the chair legs
– She has chewed the side of the sofa
– and destroys the puppy pad.. (we made a metal surround for the puppy pad but shes figure out how to get it up)

We have made a wooden bored to stop them getting UP on the sofa too..

I’m not really sure how to stop her from all the chewing? I thought she might be teething? But she looks like she has her adult teeth…

How can I teach my dogs when its OK to get on the sofa and when it isn’t…?

What should my routine for the 4 month old puppy be for toilet training be when im out? Should i leave the puppy pad down etc?

Should my dogs have the same crate, the crates we have are HUGE for the little dogs, we talked to our groomer about downsizing and she suggested letting them share one crate because they got comfort from one another? I know when they get the chance they get in the same crate but isnt the point of the crate to give them there own safe space?

Thanks in advance 🙂

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    4 Responses to “Why is my dog chewing up the house? And will she grow out of it? Plus some other Qs?”

    1. CSC says:

      Buy plenty of toys and exercise dog often, your dog will eventually grow out of it. My dog chewed on everything as a puppy and we followed the same advise, plus crated her in a large crate when we would leave the house. She learned and after she turned 1-1 1/2 years old we no longer had to crate, even before that her chewing had reduced exponentially.

    2. Ashley says:

      The dog is young and is probably teething just like a baby would. I would recommend walking them more often (Cesar Milan would say). It will rid of their energy and they will stop eating everything! 🙂

    3. Abby Marie says:

      First of all you shouldn’t let your dog on the couch sometimes and not at other times because it will send her mixed messages and she will be confused. Buy her a chew toy or something or even freeze a towel ad let her chew on it

    4. Noccie says:

      The dog needs training NOW! JR’s are super high energy and need exercise. Chew toys are not sufficient, the dog needs to take a brisk walk at least once a day. A tired dog is a good dog!
      The best advice is to start exercising the dog a lot and to start attending obedience classes. Both you and the dog will learn a lot in class.