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She gets mad when we get home late!!! HELP!!!

First of all this is not about my GSD, I love that guy he doesn't give us any trouble at all!!!

However, I have a 5.4lbs earthquake at home called Pritzy! We usually get home around 6pm and find everything ok, she pees in her diaper and plays with her toys and naps all day... BUT, if for whatever reason we get home passed 7pm she will destroy everything and anything she can get a hold of!

We leave her in the hallway with a gate about 3ft tall blocking her from the rest of the house. Well yesterday we got home around 8pm (working overtime) and the house was a mess!!! She jumped over the fence ripped newspaper, ripped her diaper, went potty all over the living room and kitchen...

How can I train her to stop this behavior??? Again I can leave her in the whole house and she will be a good girl UNLESS we get home late... I know this has something to do with her getting bored but she has plenty of toys! Crate training is out of the question on weekdays since we are gone from 6am-6pm most of the days... should I crate train her on weekends? Any sort of help is greatly appreciated (Just please don't attack me and tell me I'm a bad owner lol)
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She's a maltipoo and she's about 5 1/2 months if that helps.
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She's not mad, she's bored. Exercise her more in the morning, find something that occupies her longer or get someone to come over and take her out. Or, crate her.

Have you ever looked at one of those timed toy dispensers? That may be a good way to give her something brand new to catch her attention later in the day.

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Is keeping a diaper on a dog all day bad for them??
I would think she'd be prone to UTIs from that...?
Are piddle pads out of the question? Also yes, she's probably bored and could benefit from someone coming in on long days and visiting her, etc.
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She's not mad, she's bored. Exercise her more in the morning, find something that occupies her longer or get someone to come over and take her out. Or, crate her.

Have you ever looked at one of those timed toy dispensers? That may be a good way to give her something brand new to catch her attention later in the day.
timed toy dispensers ?? Could you post some links?

Thanks!
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Is keeping a diaper on a dog all day bad for them??
I would think she'd be prone to UTIs from that...?
Are piddle pads out of the question? Also yes, she's probably bored and could benefit from someone coming in on long days and visiting her, etc.

Yes I'm sorry that's what I meant she ripped her piddle pad! There's no way someone can go check on her during the day though... My GSD stays outside so I'm afraid of leaving her outside with him because although he is gentle with her he's big and strong, and I'm afraid he might accidentally hurt her. I cannot believe such a small dog can destroy so much in such little time lol
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She's not mad, she's bored. Exercise her more in the morning, find something that occupies her longer or get someone to come over and take her out. Or, crate her.

Have you ever looked at one of those timed toy dispensers? That may be a good way to give her something brand new to catch her attention later in the day.

I've never heard of timed toy dispensers! She loves toys so I will definitely look into this! Thank you
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timed toy dispensers ?? Could you post some links?

Thanks!
I'm having internet issues today so you'll have to google it.

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