A friend of mine has a dog that she rescued. She had developed some bad habits, apparently… The dog chewed up her bedroom furniture legs; bedposts, end tables, etc... She even chewed up some of her favorite GLASS figurines (unbelievably):eek: !!! This golden retriever "Tess" is a loving and beautiful dog and is my Bella's best doggie friend! But times were rough at the beginning for the family until they got her through this. First of all the dog was young and may be growing out of the "naughty puppy" stage, second of all they did have to put her on anxiety meds for a while, third of all they have an existing "alpha" weinmeraner (not sure about the spelling) dog that may have put Tess in her place. Whatever it was, this golden is doing much better now and not chewing on the furniture anymore. Somehow they managed to do it without crating... So maybe there is hope for the future for you and your furbaby.