Unfortunately where dogs are concerned, this is not always an easy question to answer! Firstly I would have to ask you some questions e.g.
- Is this a puppy?
- My next question will be - Is the dog ONLY chewing and destroying when you are not at home?
If you do not have anybody close to you, there is always the option of a Skype Consult - one thing for sure, the separation anxiety will get worse if not addressed.
- Then I would ask you - How much physical and mental stimulation is your dog getting?
You can also stimulate the dog in the garden by using some of the daily ration of food and leaving scent trails, supplying a digging pit or even a toy hung on a rope to keep your dog busy during the day. There are also a large variety of dog toys where bits of food fall out as the toy is pushed around the garden.
Consider getting somebody to come in during the day and take the dog for a walk.
- Next questions would be - Does the dog receive sufficient human compansionship?
So you see in order to remedy any behaviour concern a dog may have, we need to look at the reasons why it is occurring in the first place.