Brody is a very polite eater. The towel thing didn't work for mine. Taz made it under the bed once with her chicken wing and it would take a braver person than I am to get her out from under there when she has a raw bone. Now I just pop them in a crate when they have raw.I just trained to the towel. Put it out. Put him on it. Told him to sit. Stay. Gave him the meaty bone. Praised him when he laid down on the towel. Put him back when he walked off it and said "uuuuh uuuuh stay on your towel." It only took a couple times.