Each time my B gets a bone we go through a cycle:
1. When it's fresh and meaty he is on high alert guarding it, chasing off the cat and only anxiously accepting our petting. He has also occasionally growled, but I have broken that (fingers crossed) by saying "look", and giving him a treat when he makes eye contact. He will stay outside until late chewing the meat off.
2. As the bone is shredded to just fat and sinew and is developing a stink, at night he insists on bringing it inside. Me and my girlfriend escorting him back outside or throwing the bone back outside has turned this into a game where he will loudly announce his presence with the bone and await a mad chase around the lounge room and outside.
3. The bone will be completely stripped, dry up and he'll basically lose interest, so I throw them out.
Has anyone had luck teaching their B that bones are for outside only? I know why he wants to bring it in, it is just like humans sitting around a coffee table. He wants to be with his pack and quietly enjoy his bone… But they stink too much for me to allow that.
Outside he has a bed with comfortable blankets, it's not enclosed so maybe he feels more secure inside... But that doesn't equate with phase 1. where he is protective yet stays outside.