Middie has a nice big smoked knuckle bone I'm letting him slowly work through. I only want him eating it in his crate, because it's.. messy and yucky, lol. Once in a while he'll haul it out and bring it over to me so he can chew it on my lap. Apparently he's under the impression I like smelly, slimy bones on my pants. Every time he does this, I give him a stern no as I take the bone away and toss it back into his crate. At first he was just taking it right back out and bringing it over to me, but since I've been doing this he's really improved and only tries to bring it out once a day or so. (Which is much better than it was when he first got the bone believe me, so there's been significant improvement.) What I'm asking is, is there a better way to do this and should I be doing it differently? I don't want to lock him in his crate to chew on it, as the second I close the door he lies down and pouts rolleyes and I want him to be able to go in and munch on it when he feels like it. Suggestions?