When I bring our 8.5week gsd pup inside, I have been having him sit then wiping his feet with a towel every time. He has be fine with it until the last few days, now always tries to bite my hand. At first I was able to give him another toy to chew on instead and that worked great, but now he refuses to chew anything other than my hand when I'm wiping him. So I tried a raw hide bone, and it worked great - I was able to wipe him again with no problems while he chewed, then I took it away a couple of minutes later.
Someone has told me though that puppies should not have raw hide. So is that true? Or is what I'm doing ok, since he only has it for a couple of minutes at a time, about every hour or two?