Wow, what great info everyone. Thank you.
It's funny because I feel like he is such a big chewer, maybe i was trying to curb his chewing habit instead of direct it in a positive way.
Thank you so much for such informative responses!
So we decided that we will give him the nylabone for small amout of time 2-3 times a day and work up to large amounts of time as the days/weeks go by.
*He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart*