I won’t talk about the sticks. We’ve ways around those. Diversions for our dog.
The stones our dog Zoe brings in between her paws are in the form of pea gravel. I never wear shoes in the house so it hurts when I step on a piece of gravel. I can’t imagine how much it hurts Zoe.
We do get her nails trimmed but she doesn’t like me to trim the fur between her paws that collects things, like small rocks.
The old childhood saying that sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me. As an adult, our dog brings in a stick or a stone from time to time but words can really hurt us. That’s the way it is. Dee