northernboxr & nswain had some really great tips. I've been doing the leash/door nob/time out trick and it seems to be working like a charm. if she does it, i say ARGH and then tie her leash to a door nob (where she can't reach anything to chew on, or play with, she just has to sit there) say "time out" and then walk a way for a few minutes. if she starts whining i leave her there for longer until she stops whining, don't want her thinking she can have her way if she whines. she is definitely catching on! it's great!
Natalie, proud mama to one skin kid, 2.5 years old, and one furbaby, Maggie flashy fawn, 3.5 years old