as some of you know my pit and my social worker have become enemies if not check out my pit V.S. my social worker and me inbetween. well judy's advise has proved helpful. (put one of his fave toys in the kennel for distraction) i threw in a seasoned cow bone and for the most part he was too buisy chewing and i also put a blanket over the kennel. there are still breaks inbetween when all he did was bark and act frustrated. but then he would stop and atart chewing again. hopefully if i keep at it, the problem will get better. but is it safe if he actually eats the bone? it is a real cow bone and they are quite large.