Your animals misbehave. They deliberately disobey you. They need to be disciplined. Rubbing their nose in "it" doesn't work, because they just spread "it" all over the house. Hitting them isn't the answer, because it what psychopaths do. If you want to modify you animals' behavior...I recommend "SHAMING" them.
Observe: After I posted this picture of my cat Ella Fitzgerald on Facebook...she has stopped chewing on the remotes.
(This change in behavior might also have something to do with the fact that she can't open the drawer where the remotes are now stored.)
Take a look at this hilarious video of Maymo being shamed. (My favorite part happens at about 1:58)