My pup is nearly 9 weeks so not ready for the raw meaty bones my other two get. She does have raw chicken neck and chicken wing as these are perfect size for her! I'm learning from a behaviourist who has also learnt about diet but some of the points she raised about feeding a barf diet (minced meat meals) doesn't sit well with me as I've learnt otherwise. I just don't feel like I'm in a position to fight my corner though as I don't know if what I have learned is 'right'. One thing she mentions is that the barf diet causes rot and tooth decay. Here is why I disagree: Rot and tooth decay is caused by the unnatural substances and sugars contained in commercial pet foods. While I know barf wont clean them so natural wear and tear will take place but I do not believe for a second barf causes decay. Secondly, she says that dogs need to practice the action of chewing and crunching in order to get the body ready for food releasing all the enzymes etc. here is why I disagree: Chewing produces saliva to help break down the food in your mouth ready for swallowing. The brain knows when it's getting a meal triggering the stomach to react accordingly, chewing probably helps this along but is not vital in digesting food? Am I right or wrong to disagree with her? She also told me not to make homemade meals for pup as I was going to make brown rice just to bulk out her meals and to feed with liver when she doesn't have a bone meal :/ She also told me not to give them probiotic yogurts as it sticks to the teeth causing decay...? This maybe true but I feed them bones which keeps their teeth clean. She wasn't keen when I told her I fed my dogs treats too which I think is odd? I'm putting pup on a barf diet so she gets a mixture of meat meals and I'm going to make a big batch of veg from the raw feeding sticky to make sure they are all full of nutritional goodness!