Before I left, we were having a problem with Lynyrd chewing Alex's stuffies. I spoke to NSD about it and their advice was simple and to the point:
1) Make sure Alex's stuffies are out of reach in a bin (this is a transitional measure)
2) Provide Lynyrd with his own stuffies (separated in a box and by material)
3) If Lynyrd takes one of Alex's stuffies, take it away and give Lynyrd one of his own
Straightforward and doable. So when I came home, we went to the pet store and picked up four plush chewable toys, the ones marked as the toughest to destroy. They were more expensive but I thought it was worth it to have something that would last.
They lasted less than 6 hours before Lynyrd had seams ripped open and stuffing yanked out. I tried sewing them up with high strength waxed thread. No deterrent or delay.
So we tried some different chewable plush toys. Same result.
I've now ordered a third batch.
Now I don't mind if we have to replace toys fairly frequently. After all, we had to do that with Alex's chew toys as well. But I want more than a few hours before I have to take the toy away because it's too damaged.
I'm going to look into getting some canvas of my own and see if I can make something more resistant. But meanwhile, we'll just have to start getting creative.