Leave the Chow
This little dog is now pulling away on the sack of dog chow determined that it stays behind.
I’ve dowelled the sack to the crate and also dowelled about an 1 1/2″ into the dog’s mouth and into the sack. Once I’ve painted this part up and epoxied it in place, it should be fairly strong and act as an anchor point for the back end of this carving.
I suppose that any wood carving can be broken, but I’ve done my best here to have a fairly strong base that should stand up to reasonable handling.