My husband and I have a one year old male Akita-Shepherd cross. He is a great companion. One problem that we have, and it has cost my husband's family a family heirloom, is that our dog, Grififn, chews on things. My mother-in-law is storing a bunch of stuff in our porch area, that is blocked off by a half wall from the backyard, where Griffin spends most of his time. He has plenty of toys, and a warm doghouse. My husband went out to the porch to light the BBQ tonight, and found our dog in the porch (he has discovered he can jump over the wall) and he had chewed the cover off of a bible that belongs to his mom. This bible was bought by her father just after he returned from the Vietnam war, and he had left notes inside, and had written his thoughts in it. This is a very valuable (though not financially valuable) item. It is irreplacable. I need to know how to deal with this, short of finding a new home, or losing my temper. Please help me!