They do learn fast.
I love the summer months when Rusty can eat his raw stuff outside. Raw bones he either eats in his crate or on a towel in the kitchen. He knows if he leaves with it, it's mine. We give him space to eat and it works out nice.
For whatever reason he won't just stand and eat the bones out of the bowl. He likes to lay down, lick the bones, crunch, spit out, lick
He really seems to enjoy his little process.