raw bones are fine, though probley not good for some smaller breeds. cooked bone will splinter. I sometimes give my dog a raw egg mixed in with her food
100% you should not feed cooked bones.
However, we used to feed our cocker raw ham bones (from a large chain petshop) in february, he stopped pooing for 2 days, and was in some discomfort. Net result: Trip to vets followed by an Operation. They see this a LOT and don't recommend any dog gets bones. The digested bone had compacted, and wouldn't pass. There were also fragments that were stuck in the wall of his small intestine (yep, we saw the x-rays).
We won't be feeding bone anymore.
Good job nobodys adviced to feed a dog cooked bones, historicaly somebody mentions bones and the kybosh gets put on the proposal and danger is all folk remember ....bones is about raw and volume, the humble raw chicken wing could'nt be more scientifically perfect
. Giving a dog a large bone is like giving a kid a family packet crisps (packet of fat).
Get your dog into a small ball spike (wanting it-not literally inside of it
), it's more than double edged sword, the dog can be run and acheive yardage in a smaller time slot than a walk provides, it can be done in a small controlled area, dogs that are into the ball generaly are more willing to avert other dogs and your dog will by dint of retreiving the ball and returning to you.. be half-in to a straight recall to it's handler (if you've never had your feet run-over then it's an handy spot to site your dog). The trick with the ball is once encouragment is shown is not to stall the chucking (or re-chucking), half a dozen instant re-chucks will excite the dog no end and cement the want into it's napper. If you stall with a re-chuck the dog will stall you in retreiving the ball in bizarelly very close correllation (strange but true).