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Nylabone - how durable for a 12wk puppy
We've just introduced a 12 week old GR into our home. We currently have a 4yo Aussie/German sheppard mix (70+ lbs) who loves his liver flavored DuraChew Nylabone. We invested in the puppy line of Nylabones (soft, durable and edible) medium sized. But our pup is drawn to the fullsized durabone. Aside from the edible bone which he loves, he doesn't touch the softer 'teething' bones.
Is there any risk of allowing him to knaw on the fullsized durabone? I don't want him breaking any puppy teeth. Plus, the bone makes me feel better that the empty Gatorade bottles his exercises his jaw on. Note: he doesn't bite through the plastic.
Seeing that he keeps borrowing our other dog's durabone, I figured he'd like his own fullsized durabone.
Any risks I should be aware of? He isn't interested in the chicken flavored softer teething bones.
Feedback would be greatly appreciated. We want to settle him in on routine as he's going to be my service dog. BTW, he's the most intelligent animal I have ever seen. 12 weeks only, no training, and he's already reading and responding to emotions...
Side question: puppy kindergarten. Recommendations? His Service Dog Trainer doesn't do much puppy work as she coordinates with the local Guide Dog Assoc. But for him, she's willing to make an exception. So, spend the money and go private or get the basics down with the prepackaged training at PetSmart?
PS. Is it obvious we're new Golden owners? Totally in awe and excited about the future with this little guy.