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    No way in hell can my dogs ever have those lethal smoked bones. They break into lethal shards, the perfect way of perforating an intestine, throat ect.

    I stupidly gave one to each quite a while ago, saw what they did and had to get them out of mouths as well as off the ground. Thank goodness I had trained them to let me take stuff out of their mouths. That was done for exactly that reason..emergency etc.

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    That was my concern and why I asked. Hate to think someone has good intentions but doing potential harm.

    Perhaps there is a safe method of smoking that prevents this. Hopefully Roz can inform us?

    To be honest, I love smokey BBQ ribs........The dogs can salivate all they like, but still not getting any.....
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    Frosty ate a dried pork trotter slice with no ill effects. However it lasted her about five minutes where as the person who gave it to me - her dogs take over an hour of peace and quiet to make not much of a dent in them.

    I find Frosty does better with cow hoof - though it gets a bit stinky (like permed hair smell), or Deer antler. But anything too hard to chew up - is probably not good for their teeth. Sigh.

    Mostly - Frosty does not get bones these days. Not safe for her.

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    Okay then I am liking this thread.
    Can someone say or tell me how long we can leave bones out.
    I this I mean the ones we buyt from the supermarket and give to our dogs.
    I am sure I did read it here somewhere that after a certain ammount of time these bones should be collected and bined as I think the post said that after a while
    these bones become britle to.
    If you can help out I will be so pleased as Murphy is now on shanks and loves them.
    But some bones he gets are out there for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    No way in hell can my dogs ever have those lethal smoked bones. They break into lethal shards, the perfect way of perforating an intestine, throat ect.

    I stupidly gave one to each quite a while ago, saw what they did and had to get them out of mouths as well as off the ground. Thank goodness I had trained them to let me take stuff out of their mouths. That was done for exactly that reason..emergency etc.
    Ditto here...They are equal to cooked in my eyes.

    As to RAW bones, freeze mine and give them to the dogs, my dogs are amazing chewers and just finish them within a couple of hours. We hardly ever use the full femur bones, but if we do the heads are gone in hours. if there is a shaft left the long tongues of my lot usually get rid of most of the marrow with no ill effect, because they are so used to RAW. Some dogs can get the runs from too much marrow. I leave bones out for up to a week in Winter if they last, but only a day if Summer and hot. otherwise they get blown and or have a high bacteria count. It is not often that I pick up bones. I use all kinds of bones and my dogs have never had cracked teeth, but I do have an extra large variety of dog

    As to labradors. I do Obedience with a few Labs and they are great. They love food, so if you do the "nothing in life is for free" system with them you will end up with awesome dogs. Nothing clicker trains like a lab. And remember the Guide dogs for the blind are mostly Labradors and so are many sniffer dogs and gun dogs. It all depends who is on the end of the leash
    Keep them busy and happy........Just like all puppies can be destructive, whatever the breed. So all can be lovely obedient dogs.

    It is all about time and effort spent on the dog
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    hey everyone
    on the topic of labs, i have a two yr old girl and yes as a pup she would chew things left in her way (including some expensive shoes) but at the end of the day puppies learn with their mouths, so you have to keep everything away from them until they learn and be diligent in your training..trust me it pays off. i have an amazing lab, my hard work in her training def paid off
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    Destruction will depend on how prepared you are for the breed. Labradors are a retriever, a hunting breed and as such will want to do a lot of work. If you want a plod around pet get either an older dog or choose a different breed. Too many people accept that labradors are just destructive and boistrous - they're bored and underworked.

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    to put it simply, Labradors are awesome buy one for your daughter she will love you forever..heck buy her two, that'd be even better
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    but seriously does anyone know of a breeder in syd/illawarra area or surrounds that breed chocolate labs... i want another

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    Oh well this has been very informative on the bones issue....good stuff to know...also is it wrong of me to have a little bit of a 'YAY' moment as even though i have had several dogs who all chewed stuff they shouldnt\t, once they grow up you forget they did it, now we have Alvin who is a puppy and still destucto dog i was forgetting again that other peoples dogs do this too...so sorry for being happy that everyone elses dogs chew stuff they shouldnt as well LOL....I feel a bit better now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by elle.burns View Post
    hey everyone
    on the topic of labs, i have a two yr old girl and yes as a pup she would chew things left in her way (including some expensive shoes) but at the end of the day puppies learn with their mouths, so you have to keep everything away from them until they learn and be diligent in your training..trust me it pays off. i have an amazing lab, my hard work in her training def paid off
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    I agree with Elle we have a 3 yo lab and he chewed a lot of things as a pup. If you teach them what they can chew on and what they cant they learn quickly. You will find if you put a lot of effort in training when they are pups you will have a fantastic dog. We put a lot of time into training our boy and he amazing now, couldn't ask for a better dog!

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