My ten year old dd (darling dog) has started eating stuffed animals that belong to my 3.5 year old dd (darling daughter). I also have a 9 month old son but the dog doesn't touch his things. Up until now she has been a very good dog and not destructive at all. She is gentle with my three year old and will play with the dog toys in the yard with her nicely. I'm not sure why she has started destroying stuffed animals.
The only thing I can think of is sometimes my daughter doesn't wash her hands well after eating so maybe the food smell ends up on her toys, but were vegan so I don't think that could be that big of a deal. The other thing is my ex left his dogs here for me to watch over a month ago, he had said it would be for a weekend! They arn't allowed in the house, they live in the shed (it's 300 sq feet and has electric and windows) and in the yard for a few hours twice a day. I'm thinking she might be jealous of other dogs being around here.
I don't know what to do. If she notices me walking in the room she'll get up and stop chewing but I can't watch her all the time since I'm watching two kids all the time! I would appreciate some advice on how to get her to not chew up stuffed animals anymore, it's making my daughter very sad.