My berner, Trace is 10 months old. He's a good sweet boy, but we're having some issues with him that I Don't know how to break. I've Never had this much of a problem training a dog before or breaking them of habits. So any help on a few of these issues would be great. One is Chewing. He Keeps Destroying things. Esp Shoes. Flip flops, leather shoes, stuffed toys, socks, those are his main things. I had bought him Several chew toys, a tire type toy, nylabones, etc. No stuffed toys since I have a 3 & 5 yr old and I believe giving a dog a stuffed toy will teach it All stuffed toys are ok to chew on. Plus he would just Eat half of it and it could hurt him. I do'nt have any super soft squeaky toys cause again, he will destroy it. I figured maybe he has a soft mouth and the hard toys are too hard and that's why he has barely touched them. so I bought him a Soft rubber chew toy from Walmart. Very flexible but still not Clothlike. He barely touches it. I've dealt with chewers before and never had so much trouble breaking this. They were hard chewers (one dog loved Wood) but I've never had a Soft chewer before. I don't know what to give him! Second is that even with all chewables put away we can not leave him out at night. He is perfectly house trained during the day. He doesn't have accidents or anything. At night he pees &/or poops Every Single Night. We take him out at night and let him pee for 5 minutes (he stands and pees Forever almost every time). Or if we just let him in the yard we leave him for more than long enough for him to do his business. We tried taking the water up at night so that he wouldn't just guzzle water and fill his bladder early. Still nothing. He can stay inside for hours and be fine, but ater half that time at night the floor will be wet. We don't want to keep him in a kennel at night since we do want him to be part of the family and sleep in one of the bedrooms. Sadly we can't do that right now. Digging is another thing he'll do outside. It's not that we leave him out for hours on end all the time. He's usually inside unless we're not home and it's a nice day, that way he's not confined in the house. He doesn't just dig then. Sometimes we let him out and he immediately goes to start digging. I've never had a digger before so I have No idea how to deal with this. I don't work so I'm not away from home often, and when I DID work (up until about a month ago) I only worked PT. I love my dog, he's So sweet and so loving. But he has my husband convinced that he is an Idiot. He just happily acts like he has no idea what you want him to do when we Do know that he Does. I know he's a smart boy, and he's a good dog, but I Hate that my husband tells people that Berners are stupid dogs, since this is his only experience with one. I am not a champion dog trainer by any means, but I do know to be consistant, I know to ensure my Family stays consistant. We treat all of the dogs the same Except that He gets chew toys and they don't since they don't chew! I don't beat my dogs, I apparently scare my husband's dog just with my bad dog voice. I use a lot of praise. I take him for walks and car rides and ensure he has plenty of positive attention. I have successfully taught every dog that has ever come into our home, even temporarily (fostering strays) the basics (sit, lay, out, come, go lay down, kennel up). Be is a little yipdog that cried or a growling rottie. Hell I even trained my Cat (come, down, stop, out) I just don't know what to do besides work him to exhaustion every day! Sorry that was so long. Any help you can offer me will be So appreciated. Thanks.