My standard poodle Taylor is getting on everyones last nerve here - I am the only one who wants her here, and I dont want her to have to go but I'm afraid it will come down to that if I cant resolve these issues. For a little background info - She is 1 year old this month, we have had her since she was 4 months old. She's been through two obedience classes, puppy and beginner. She is VERY smart and did very well. Now let me explain the problems, most of which are only problems when we are not home, but thats alot of the time.. maybe someone will have some ideas for me. In the beginning when we all left for work/school, we left her in the laundry room with our other dogs. She started chewing up the door, the walls, the towels we would leave on floor (for the little dogs to go potty on if needed), etc. and two of the other dogs were both hurt by her (we know it was her - they had big scratch marks on them... and these are little dogs, a yorkie and a shih-tzu). That was the end of that. We tried leaving her outside a couple times but she will dig & bark, and she jumps on the door so hard she will knock the glass window on the back door out. So of course she is now in a crate when we are not there. If I leave chew toys or bones in the crate with her she won't touch them but happily chews on whatever towel or blanket I leave for her. So we get home and clean up the mess and all the dogs are free to go around the house as they please. Even while we have been home with her if you do not watch her CONSTANTLY she gets into something. She has ripped up three dog beds, every single dog toy, pillows off of the couch, etc. She harrasses the little dogs, to the point she will even pick our little 5lb shih-tzu up by his tail and carry him around. She'll run up to them full speed and basically pounce on them. Shes meaning to play but she is much bigger then everyone else and she doesnt understand that. I think I've pretty much painted the picture for everyone. I have tried to explain that she is still a puppy (I have always heard large breed dogs mature slower then small ones and that most are not mentally mature until they are 2 - is that correct?), that she is a high energy dog and is releasing pent up energy, etc. but our little dogs have never gone through that and so she is just considered a head-strong, stubborn, bad dog that will never learn. Its to the point were she is now in a crate anytime I am not watching her and I know thats not helping. I play with her (fetch), walk her, etc. but it doesnt seem to make any difference. She is a beautiful, sweet, smart dog and I love her but I dont know what to do with her. I know if she was the only dog and if I were home more often she would do a LOT better, she IS a good dog, I know she is. But she's causing a lot of tension and obviously she's not happy if shes acting out like this. Is this something she will outgrow? what am I doing wrong? any advice would be appreciated.. thanks.