My poor Simba (he will turn 1 in a couple days) he is normally always by my side. When he was younger he was never crated more than 2 hours and did just fine. I've left him longer recently like 5-6 hours and he destroyed his memory foam crate bed. Now as soon as he's crated he's auto programmed to destroy. I give him bones to chew and peanut butter frozen kongs. This helps. I feel awful he has no padding in his hard crate. I toss him in a doggie blanket and he ate holes in it. It's dangerous to leave him when he's swallowing junk. I'm thinking about getting him one of those dura crate things. In addition to that what can I do to ease his anxiety? I bought homeopathic calling tabs. A thunder shirt? If I get a shower and shut the door he immediately searches out something and destroys it. My husband can be sleeping in the same room as him and he doesn't care. I think he's super attached to me. We leave him 2.5 hrs twice a week and 5 hrs 4 -6 times a year. My neighbor lets him out and plays with him anything over 5 hours. What am I doing wrong? How can I keep him calm when we leave? Our last vacation he tried to eat through the metal wire in his kennel and made his mouth bleed! The kennel lady walks him 4+ times a day and he he has air conditioning and heating as needed. I'm so sorry I'm rambling. My husbands making me crate him at night and if we're occupied working on our new house if I can't be watching him. I don't think that's helping either! Earlier this summer I put him in the yard on his chain and within 20 minutes he ate the trim around our basement window and the panes shattered! The wood was apparently rotten but if he had eaten glass!!! He was ok. Please help!