Just got done with a game and there was a dispute about the Dog. We played haunt number 42. Is it possible to trade an item from player to the statue? Considering the statue activates with the item. If the dog can trade an item with a person why not put an item in the statue's hand?
That's actually exactly what our group did for this haunt when we played it a year ago. We all agreed afterwards though that it violated the spirit of the haunt (the dog can give items to others, but it would be unrealistic to assume it can reach the statue's hand and drop an item in it) and ruled that we wouldn't allow it again.