I adopted a female shepherd mix, approx. 1.5 yrs. old, from Detroit Animal Control about two and a half weeks ago. For the first two weeks, she behaved excellently while I was gone to work. Over the last three days, she has chewed up a handful of items in my house while I've been gone. I'm gone to work from about 7:30 am until about 11:30 am, then come back home for lunch and let the dog out to run and go potty. After a short visit, I go back to work until about 4 pm. As I stated, she did not chew at all for the first two weeks, and she does not chew on anything inappropriate while I'm home -- only when gone. I've read a handful of articles on how to curb this behavior if you're there to see it and react immediately to it, but I haven't seen anything that discusses how to handle this when you're dealing with it after the fact. If anybody has and tips or hints, I'd really appreciate hearing them. Thanks!