So, for the past week and for the next week, I'm living at my in-laws to pet sit. They have two golden doodles, one is an old girl who sleeps all day and the other is a new puppy, (though fully grown now!) She's almost a year old. I actually see them a lot because I work for the family business and the office is on the property (not in the house, but I do use the bathroom in the house). My worries though, is with the puppy. She really is sweet, big, but sweet. They don't really have time for her though, and she's bored all day. I can tell! She's chewed up half the Christmas tree, the whole side of the couch, every pet bed she's ever gotten, every blanket. She hasn't been completely house broken yet, and keeps peeing in two spots. Their solution was to crate off the tree and areas that she pees. She still managed to break in a few times, and they finally just got up a set that works. But this dog is BORED. Especially because she always carries what few toys she does have outside, and leaves them there. And I swear I'm one of the only ones to go pick them up and bring them back in the house for her so she has something to play with! They let her have the empty cat food cans, and it scares the wits out of me because she will literally chew them to shreds, I'm talking coming into work in the morning, checking in on the dog and finding metal shrapnel pieces ALL over the floor! It's a wonder she hasn't torn up her gums, and what if she swallows, even accidentally? I brought this up to my in-laws, but the response is "Oh, no worries, she doesn't swallow, only chew, she's so gentle!" When the hubby and I knew we would be there to house sit, we came up with a puppy plan. We went and purchased a bunch of Christmas toys on sale, I picked up a deer antler chew (as I've heard they're great for dogs) and NO CATFOOD CANS. Thing is, she's now all but destroyed every toy and I've had to take them away. The only good one is the deer antler...she didn't want it at first but now she likes it and it occupies her. But I only got a small one. And the thing is, I made sure to buy her some toys she can't destroy...you know, Kong's and the like. But she won't touch them. It's like she literally only wants toys she can really rip apart and destroy. I can't keep buying new cannon fodder toys, and I worry that she'd harm herself anyway if she starts accidentally eating rubber tennis ball bits, string and stuffing. My in-laws got her one of those big cooked bones...you know the ones as big as your arm? But she doesn't chew it like the antler. I think she's worn it down all she could and it's just too thick for her otherwise. Or maybe it just keeps getting left outside. I think it's actually moldy :/ Does anyone have any other toys suggestions to help occupy her? I hear raw hide toys are TERRIBLE for dogs and I don't want any of those. Maybe just more antlers for her? They're expensive but for the dogs health and how much I've been saving on cat products it might be worth it.