My personal experience is nearly the same as Ciscolark. I experimented with home made and with BARF, but was not happy with the results and went back to a commercial food. *shrug*, as s/he said...to each their own.
Heard this on NPR the other day and thought it was interesting: http://www.npr.org/2013/01/24/170135...esticated-dogs
As a tag off of the NPR segment, here is a recent article: