Dog Treats...

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  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    So I am training my dog Zoey and I was wondering what type of treats to use. I have been using cheerios but I don't know how healthy they are for her. So I am looking for a healthy dog treat (possible homemade) that I can use for training, any ideas?
     
  2. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
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    cooked liver is awesome and holds together well. Many professional dog trainers use this. I use cooked pieces of venison (left over from dinner) while working with my pups at handling classes. They love it. It is very aromatic which really gets their attention. I don't like baked treats because they crumble and leave bits of crumbs on the ground that the dog wants to stop and clean up.
     
  3. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    freeze dried liver is a good one.

    Or here is a recipe for baked liver treats

    Liver Brownies
    20 oz. chicken livers
    2 cups flour
    2 tbsp. garlic powder

    Puree livers in processor
    Add flour and garlic powder, process until smooth. It will be thick, like brownie dough.

    Line a 9x13 pan with foil and spray with Pam. Pour the dough into the prepared pan.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes
    Cool. Cut into squares. Freeze.
    Will keep ~3months in freezer, 3 days in fridge.
     
  4. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used little bits of cooked chicken breast kept in a baggie in my pocket.
     
  5. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    string cheese is also an awesome treat [​IMG]
     
  6. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Quote:this is too funny, my dogs won't touch liver with a ten foot pole. My cats, on the other hand....
     
  7. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I baked liver treats once. The dogs loved them. My husband clmplained for days about the smell! Lol
     
  8. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I baked liver treats once. The dogs loved them. My husband clmplained for days about the smell! Lol
     
  9. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
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    Quote:yeah as I was reading over that recipe I was thinking how BAD that must smell while baking. Think I'd have to take the toaster oven out on the porch and bake it there!

    I was talking to a handler at a show recently and she said she loves using string cheese because of how well it holds together.
     
  10. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I think I am going to use some cheese and some cheerios for now. I want to keep some what of a variety so that she doesn't get bored with it. She isn't a very food obsessive dog to begin with. I don't have any liver. I once had a recipe for peanut butter dog treats but they were awfully crummy.
    Thank you all for your input so far! You guys are great!
     

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