**Long rant ahead beware** Ugh! My dog is driving me crazy. I've been trying to have patience with her because I know she's had a lot of life changes lately but darn it's hard. Sydney a 6 year old lab-ish mix, well out of her teething, puppy chewing stage. She has her own toys. I even bought her some new ones that she likes! And yet...and yet. She's been misbehaving so much lately. Really ever since her lifelong companion passed away earlier this year. She's normally a very obedient dog, very well trained. I've prided myself on having trained her myself to be patient and well mannered, quick to listen. When our other dog died, she started acting out. Stealing food off of plates, running away, disobeying commands...just being a general nuisance. It's understandable in a way. Her whole world got turned upside down when her best friend passed on. But that doesn't mean I'm gonna put up with it! It's been a battle of wills to get her to behave. She was just beginning to settle back down when along came little Reese. When 2 month old Reese moved into the house, Sydney was very upset. She chased the kitten and barked at her, demanded attention of her own, and sometimes even cornered Reese a few times. Reese held her own and scratched Syd's nose a few times and between that and being scolded by the humans of the house she gave up on that within about 3 weeks. But now, all of a sudden, she's decided that anything, anything that Reese interacts with on a regular basis must be destroyed. Dishes, toys, scratchers, you name it. If Reese touches it, it's in pieces by the next day. I even caught her taking a toy right out of the kitten's paws to rip it to shreds. We have an older cat and she's NEVER done this with his stuff. She loves him. They even snuggle on a regular basis. It definitely appears that it's because of Reese. And no amount of scolding or catching her in the act has changed a THING at this point! I'm at my wit's end. She's destroyed about $100 worth of the kitten's stuff at this point.