Would you believe.. no shocking damage, no horror stories to tell!
We have been leaving Hooch twice a week from 8:30am til 3pm and he is FINE with it!
We give him a heap of different treats, food stuck in balls, dental sticks stuck in toys etc. We leave the telly on when we remember.
Everything (hose, furniture, kennel roof etc) is brushed with crib stop paste.
When we come home we take our time opening the door to let him in, so when he comes in - there is no excitement. We ignore him (which is so hard because we missed him!)
I noticed he does cry when we leave him in the evenings/nights.. I dont know why he is ok being left during the day but night time he just hates us leaving him.
Thank you everyone for the support and help you have given me during the first 3 months of my house being eaten up.
All your advice and kind words have helped and we pretty much got it right! doggie is happy and so are we.
On a side note... I just got a new dining suite (rubbished the one he ate), if he touches it - I *will* pull his teeth out!