It has always been ongoing for centuries when all dogs were given bones from their master's table, and it was always considered that bones was considered part and parcel of being a dog.
Splinter bones and chicken leg bones were not given to their dogs because this could splinter and harm a dog's intestines.
Around 1970's, veterinarians, breeders and experts started using nylon or rubber chew toys as an alternative.
These toys were considered a lot safer for a dog's teeth and digestion.
Nowadays, opinions have changed again, and experts though some of them still warn about the dangers in feeding dogs with bones, some also say that raw bones are important for a dog's health.
Some experts say that bones must be slow cooked to remove the excess fat and prevent the growth of bacteria.
It sounds confusing but the best way to know, if you haven't decided is to consult your veterinarian for guidance on bones, and just a precaution, make sure that your dog does not swallow any big or sharp chunks of bones, as these will cause digestive upset or internal blockage.
Some of your dog's favourite toys are balls, knotted ropes, squeaky toys, boat bumpers and rubber or nylon chews.
Some of these toys even have hollow centres in which food can be placed.
Dogs like to roll, gnaw, and bounce the toy for hours.
Bits by bits fall off, thus encouraging the dog to play with it more.
These toys will keep your dog busy and will exercise his jaws without you saying "no".