>My yellow just loves to chew on oak, only oak and nothing else!
A few thoughts. I have been lurking in here for a while, as I am just
getting into woodworking, but I have some good experience on this
I would guess that your yellow is like mine and is a mouth dog - no
taste = no interest. And what the dog is after is not only the texture
of the oak, but all of the tannins, since you said she isn't interested
in non-tannic woods like Pine. The tannins are giving alot of flavor
the dog probably likes.
I would say there is no harm in it, EXCEPT, at this age you will need
to be very strict on how the pup gets the wood. If she picks up the
wood herself, she thinks anything is fair game, scrap or nearly
finished coffee table. You need to put the scraps for her in a certain
bin, and personally take them out and give them to her.
My wife, who is a vet, would say hell no!! Shard in a small dog,
doesn't show very well in X-ray, exploratory surgery to extract it, at
least $1000. So if you are going to allow little yellow to chew, I
would be darned sure to pay attention to her, and at the first sign of
any real splintering, take that peice away from her.
Just my .02 .... I guess more like .55