I have a red cattle dog and he chews everything to pieces. I left my cordless phone on the back table one day and he knocked it off the table then ripped it apart. I buy him soft cushions to sleep on and he tears them apart.
This type of behaviour is usually born out of boredom and pent up energy. Good, solid runs or extended play time is usually the best method of dealing with this type of problem. Crate training comes a good second, unfortunately if your pup has too much pent up energy, then he may attempt to chew his crate, so even when crate training, exercise is the first step. A tired dog is usually a happy and well-behaved dog.
I had a Jack Rusell fo 17 years and she wasn't big on chewing things up except for pillows and cushions when she was younger. I would find the stuffing spread all over the room and she would be hiding behind the couch. She knew what she had done, cheeky little brat.
Yes, I agree with dgrwriting, the dog is bored, he needs a mate, Cattle dogs have lots of energy so require lots of "work"... hopefully he is not left alone during the day as this will exacerbate the problem.. u need to spend time with him more whilst he is young and full of mischief...trainig school might help too
I've never in my life had dogs that chewed anything up except their own toys. I think it is just a matter of reinforcing to them what is theirs. Kongs and Nylabones are great as they last a very long time. Frisbees are good for a quick burst of play to tucker a "chewy " dog out.