If you can't provide 100% constant supervision, he needs to be crated. That'll help keep your house intact while you're gone!
One thing you could do is to crate him and leaves his sight. If he stays quiet, immediately praise and reward. If he goes nuts, wait for a break in his anxiety and immediately come back in sight with praises and rewards. You only need to be out of his sight for a few seconds unless he's crying. Do that for a few days and then when you leave his sight, count to ten in your head. If that's too long, count to 5. Gradually work your way up until you can leave his sight and him be okay with it. This could take quite some time to accomplish though!
Another thing you could do is get him a companion. Probably not the easiest solution as you may not be ready for another dog. We used to have a dog named Gracie and every time we left the house we came home to the blinds ripped off the windows and shredded. We probably spent $1000 or more on blinds because of her anxiety of being left alone. One day my dad comes home with a puppy to surprise us. Gracie hated the puppy for quite some time, but she never ate the blinds or tore stuff up in our absence again!
Yet another solution would be those calming pheromone things (I just went completely blank on the name). You can buy them at petsmart or online. They're supposed to be pheromones that calm and relax a dog, especially dogs with anxiety of any kind! Or you could be to discuss a medication for the dog with your vet.
Good luck with the pup!!
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