The chewing phase usually is not long lived. How old is the pup now.? Is she teething? All our pups were crate trained from when they were in the litter box but it is not hard to get a dog to love their crate. You do absolutely need a metal crate and make sure it is over size for her estimated final proportions.
There are available on ebay, metal puppy enclosures that are around 400mm high with panels that link together. You might try protecting your laundry cupboards with them if you really do not want to use a crate.
I agree with the chardonnay curls but prefer beer lifts myself.
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