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Any thoughts would be helpful.

We have a 91/2 month old german shepherd/husky and an 8 month old german shepherd/husky/wolf hybrid and in the last 2 weeks they have taken to chewing our furniture while we are away(both of them). they play well together and I doubt its because they are lonely.

We take them to the off leash dog park every morning to tire them out but it doesn't seem to work. We crate them when we are away for short periods, but during the day we are gone 10 hours and do not want to crate them.

Any suggestions or thoughts? We are curious why they do it and how we can train them not to do it.
 

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This is pretty much what hybrids will do. They are half wild animal. You got one as a pet. The dog can be crate-trained so that he can't get up to any monkey business while you are gone, but hybrids have been known to claw their way through crates or even drywall, if you opt to confine them to a bedroom or bathroom. From owners I've talked to, the most successful setups tend to be outdoor enclosures (either a 8' stainless steel fence or cattle-grade steel fencing).

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10 hours is a LONG time for a dog. I think most humans would go mental if left alone for 10 hours, even with an Internet connection. You might have to daycare your dogs, if you can find a daycare that will take a hybrid.

Some informative links on wolf dog ownership:
http://www.wolf-to-wolfdog.org/links.htm
http://www.inetdesign.com/wolfdunn/whate/
 
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