Hi mamas I need your advice. I have an Australian Red Heeler who is 1 1/2 yrs old. I have had him since about 3 months old. We have a small house and we have a futon for a couch. My male kitten started rebelling b/c we kept him indoors and started peeing on the couch. I used natures miracle vinegar etc. Buddy my heeler chewed open the mattress at night or when he was home alone, we brought back his crate for when we are not home, and replaced the matress and let the cat become an indoor outdoor kitty. Dogs happier, cats happier. Well we got a new matress and I think it was at night, he ate a hole in it. The cat never peed on this one. but it is on the same frame. My mom sewed up the hole and we put a comforter over it. He chewed the comforter. Most of the night the dog sleeps in the family bed but sometimes he ventures out there. So I now have a few unsewn holes in the futon...good sized ones. I threw out the torn to shreds comforter and put another old comforter over the mattress. He started to chew that in one day. I can't afford a new couch or mattress and I am running out of blankets...I LOVE MY BUDDY DOG, but DH is getting fed up. What do I do???