This is Echo (yes, she's named after the Dollhouse character):
Echo is a 10 month old Boxer/Labrador (and maybe Pitbull) mix. She is a happy, outgoing, intelligent and overall well behaved dog. She is the love of our lives.
But Echo (like the Force) has a dark side. She likes to chew and rip up things like plants, blankets and expensive carpets.
I am at a loss because she only chews/shreds when she is alone in the living room or backyard. If we are with her she is fine. When we do leave her alone we always make sure she has plenty of toys (plush, squeaky, rope, brain teaser treat dispensers, bones, etc., etc.) She has more toys than any dog I've ever owned. She'll show interest in the toys immediately and play with them energetically, but if we leave for a few minutes and come back she's trying to rip up a carpet or chewing on plants.
How do I correct a behavior that I can't directly observe? How do I teach her what she can and cannot chew on?
Help me H/A - you're my only hope!