Hello all, This is my first post, spurred by the latest bout of chewing on my things, and I need help because this cannot go on any longer. Background: -13 month old male Mal -Rescued from shelter Aug/Sep 2020 -Prior family surrendered due to small children. -He is fixed -Anti-chew solutions don’t work -He has plenty of toys -The amount of walking doesn’t seem to change anything. -Tried a metal cage, he would’ve broken teeth trying to chew out. -Housebroken IRT bathroom needs -I bought a muzzle today that I plan on using while he is inside and not in someone’s direct observation. So now is the problem, he cannot be left alone inside for even 5 minutes, this last bout cost a pair of leather gloves and electronic components from my hobby desk. Yesterday was a hat. Last week socks and shirts. Three weeks ago part of a wall....You get the idea. He spends more and more time outside in a 10x10 pen with an igloo due to this problem vice staying inside where I prefer he spends his time. Mind you, this is at a full size home with property enough to keep any dog content. When he is inside, among anyone, he still takes things that are not his-right in front of you-Food or otherwise. He is reprimanded every time, it started out small to correct the behavior but has rapidly escalated in severity to where it is now. Nothing seems to work, the only deterrent at all is a shock collar and I doubt that will work 100% of the time. He will take the same things over and over no matter what I do, and he knows it’s bad because he’ll cower away when he’s caught and expects to be grabbed for it. Just a couple of other things: He chewed his way through the chain-link pen last month, I fixed it to where he couldn’t anymore. He also started to throw his igloo around and turtled it a handful of times-this last bit was corrected with a zap from the collar so far and he hasn’t attempted it that I’m aware of since. He also wedges himself into small spaces and gaps whenever possible. This is usually your legs, the couch cushion you’re sitting on, the ottoman, etc...which is annoying but fine. The issue is that he always demands attention from you, which if you’re just trying to have morning coffee or the like, forces you to need to either put him back outside or the basement and risk chewing. Oh, the attention he wants isn’t just pets, he always mouths at you no matter what-like an oral fixation needing to drool up hands and pant legs. It’s never just good boy belly rubs and ear scritches-he always gets hyper and mouthy. Even when I shower, he cries at the door and hates being left alone-this seemingly is the trigger. He refuses to be left alone without access to people at his will. If he is prevented in any way, this causes the bulk of issues. I have never experienced this type of consistently and increasingly infuriating behavior in a dog before. Usually a dog understands ground rules by now, especially after physical force/shock collar is resorted to curb it. I am out of ideas and don’t want to force myself to give him up. I don’t take kindly to the thought of it, but if I can’t leave him for 5 minutes in fear I’m gonna lose belongings, then what should I do? He’s one of the kindest, playfully tempered dogs I’ve ever met. Not one angry hair on his skin, but I need help curbing these issues. He will even ignore food just to be close to a person at all. If I can stop the chewing, I can deal with the rest, but they may all be part of the same issue. Please help, as I don’t know where else to turn aside from paying for a trainer which is my next step from here.