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How to prevent a dog from doing ____?

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I have a new puppy and I can't get him to stop chewing my stuff up. The only exception to normal training is he is doing it when I am not around. The same goes for trash digging. He has food and gets walked and played with. He just chewed up a pair of shoes I have had for 4+ years and I don't know what to do. I can't punish him because he won't know what I am punishing him for. Dog experts help me please. I know associating a barrier around things he should stay away from is what I should do but the trash can is in the kitchen on the way to his dog door.
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Yea he has a crate. I will start to put him in it at night. My only concern is that it is not healthy to keep him in it all day. He never approaches the taboo things in my house unless I am not around. I can be in my room and come out and he is in the trash or has chewed something up. He seems to like yarn and shoes.
Ok I will try to confine him to either being with me or in a controlled area. The only reason I asked this is because I didn't have to do it with my Whippet puppy 6 years ago. I wasn't accustomed to the procedure. Thanks everyone I have a better idea of what to do now.
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