Let's start off with we have LOTS for the dogs to chew on. Stuffables, raw hides, rope things, etc.
Today, I discovered that Scamp managed to pull up the carpet in an area that it meets the tile. He managed to destroy via chewing a few inches back and a few inches wide. All in about 10 min.
I had a "not good moment" and freaked out (yelled at dog, tossed him outside). I realize that it wasn't a very good way to handle it--but what should I do. I can't "reason" with him. I thought someone was with him; we try to not leave the dogs unattended. I have lots for them to chew on. I frequently stuff the kongs (but have yet to figure out how to not make a huge mess with peanut butter, etc), we are very active with the dogs.
It was a bad day all around but this really took the cake. We can't fix this. But, we will live with it--I really want to be able to prevent it from happening again or getting worse. Short of locking them in their kennels all the time, what can I do? And what would have been an effective reaction?