Monday, July 19, 2010

Treat For Training!


Dogs will be more likely to repeat the behavior that got him the better treat, for this reason we use very good treats and require our clients to do the same while in our classes.  Homemade treats are often the tastiest to dogs plus we do not use food/treats that contain dyes.  PLEASE feed one small treat at a time and treating a dog is reserved only for rewarding the dog while he/she’s working/learning.


Liver Treats

Thick cut beef liver

Partially frozen

Sprinkle garlic on both sides

Microwave on both sides for 3.5 minutes (total of 7 minutes)

Cut into small pieces or strips and piece off.

Freeze and use as needed


Poultry & Fish

10 oz can of chicken

10 oz can of turkey

10 oz can of tuna

2 eggs

3 teaspoons of garlic powder

1.3/4 cup of flour more or less to make a stiff dough

Mix together and press flat on cookie sheet about 1/4 “ thick

Bake 250 degree for 30 minutes

Cut into quarters and turn over and bake another 15 minutes

Cut into cubes or strips, refrigerate and freeze


Hotdog:  Micro-wave and cut into pieces or strips, adding garlic is usually welcomed.

Kitten chow: 1 piece or less equals a treat

String Cheese:  pinch or allow the dog to gentle piece off a small amount of cheese.


Liver Brownies [WARNING: this recipe contains corn meal]

1 Jiffy mix - any flavor except chocolate (I have substituted oatmeal occasionally)

1 lb beef liver (include the "juices")

1 Egg

Garlic powder

Mix all ingredients in food processor and bake in a shallow pan for about 10 minutes at 350


Liver Leather

1 lb (2 cups) beef or chicken livers

1 cup tapioca flour or starch

Preheat the oven to 250

Puree the liver in a food processor.  Add the tapioca flour or starch and mix well.  Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly grease it.  our the mixture onto the baking sheet and bake for 70 minutes or until firm on top and uniformly brown on the bottom.  Place baking sheet on cooling rack and let sit until coo enough to handle.  Peel off the foil and cut into small pieces with a pizza cutter.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator

Autumn’s Liver Jerky Bites - The key to these ugly, but tasty, jerky bites are boiling the liver before you bake it.  Cut the treats to whatever size please you and your dog.  Once cooked, they are not easy to break into smaller pieces.  The liver will look shrunken and charred, but your dog will not mind.1-pound (2 cups) (more or less as desired) beef or chicken liver.Cut the liver into bite sized pieces.  Place in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for three minutes.  Drain the water and place pieces of liver on a baking sheet covered with greased or non-stick foil.  Bake the liver for two hours (longer if pieces are large).  Store at room temperature in a loosely covered container.






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