Thought I'd update here about my puppy, since so many were interested.
I started my puppy on raw a couple of days ago. She's been on a grain free kibble since she was rescued at about 3.5 months old. I had planned on waiting until she was about 2 years old, but decided to do it now. She was spayed in mid January and gained about 10 lbs since then. Although not fat, she had a pretty good layer covering her ribs, I am unable to see them anymore, but she has a very good "tuck" to her tummy so I was unconcerned about it. But weight is an issue for labs and then health problems follow.
Anyway, I was really surprised at how much difficulty she had. When I put Sierra on raw, she was just over 8 years old and she took right to it. While I did cut the bones initially, she chewed minimally then swallowed. No "games". Not Alpine however. It took her almost 30 mins to eat 3 wings. I really had to play with her to get it. She's mildly guardy over bones/food, so I used that to my advantage a bit.
This morning was the 3rd day and shes doing great. Still takes her a bit, but she really chews them good. I had noticed in recent weeks while eating kibble, she wasnt chewing it anymore like she had. It was all gulping, and that is when kibble can become dangerous for big dogs.
Anyways, thought I'd update this for anyone who was thinking of changing to raw for their dogs and they werent taking to it very well. Raw chicken is tasteless and takes a lot of phyical work for them to eat it. But I believe in the long run they are much healthier. I'll update in a month or so, in case anyone is still interested.