Scrumpot, he's a puppy and almost all puppies are destructive. the best advice i can give to you is to get a kennel for him and crate train him. it will help him learn to behave (as well as help SO MUCH in housetraining him) and will stop the destruction b/c he will only be out of the kennel when you guys are home and watching him. if he destroys things when you are home, then you need to get a collar and leash for him and keep him nearby you at all times.Originally Posted by SCRUMPOT
trust me that he'll get better... he is just young, teething and lacks discipline. the kennel will help not only him, but will help you to love him. it is definitely difficult to feel affection for a destructive pet. you have to guide him and help him stay calm and do things right.... if you don't, you could end up with a dog that is destructive for a couple of years... b/c most stay in some semblance of puppydom for the first couple of years.
my bella is finally old enough (she'll be 2 in december) that we leave her out of her kennel all the time. we still have the kennel up for her, but we leave the door open. she sleeps in there at night frequently and when she's really tired during the days. it's her safe haven. for me, it was a godsend after she had eaten through the wood on chairs and kitchen cabinets and through several dsl and computer wires.