I had 3 dogs years ago, that chewed everything when I wasn't home. I even lost a couple of house doors (3), and part of a kitchen floor
They were all shepherd/husky crosses.
Other than that, they were so well behaved around people, and I had total control over all of them when out, without a leash.
Now, I have 3 dogs that I cannot control out of the yard, only one will walk nice on a leash, or come for truck rides. The larger 2 go into protection
mode, and think that they should look after me, so I can't take them hardly anywhere.
That said, I can leave meat thawing on the counter, and they won't touch it.
Inside the house I have total control, and if I'm not home, absolutely nothing is out of place when I come back. The oldest of the 3 is a
shepherd/husky/coyote cross, and if the lab even knocks something off the table by accident, she comes running over and pins him by his nose to
She is a brilliant dog. Almost too smart.
I've never even tried to crate a dog, I think a lot depends on the oldest dog - they will teach the younger ones both good and bad habits. My
shepherd always thinks I should stand at the cookie jar feeding them for being so good, now she has my shihtzu demanding cookies too, and he doesn't
even like them much. He puts his on the floor when he gets it for her to have...
If you can get the oldest dog to behave, you'll have less trouble with the younger one.
They need to want to please you, and know when they have. Smother them with hugs and kisses every time they're good.