We have a 8mo old Golden, if we must leave her [church, store] she chews walls/wood bed frame or uppulstry in car. Vet doesn't think it is seperation anxiety. My husband on the bike runs with her, and we play with her, throwing but she won't give us the ball!. She loves meal time! I am disabled. She will not play with her toys if we leave her. She prefers to destructive chewing. She was just spayed 2 weeks ago, and in heat with cysts on her ovaries! I am livid!