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Bottom line - she is bored. If she is spending more time in the kennel than out, (all night, and a good part of the day, if you are working) with nothing but a 'bed' to play with, she is going to play with the bed. You can't expect her to sleep all the time. Imagine spending your days/nights in a bare environment - not very interesting, and it wouldn't be long before you were looking for 'something' to do. She needs some toys, there are many safe toys for adult dogs.
Crucial to 'good behavior' is exercise, interaction, and stimulation,and lots of it. Is she getting enough of ALL of these? Good walks, runs, outside time, 'family time' and interaction and time to just 'be' with her people, opportunities to use her brain.There is a lot of truth to the saying 'A tired dog is a good dog.'