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After all those things I read about treats with chemicals and all that unhealthy ingredients I don't buy any treats anymore.

For training I use kibble.

What do you use for training treats?
 

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Kibble or fruit or veg. If I have time I make rice crackers. I used to make liver treats but Erns can't have meat so don't anymore.
 

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How do you make the liver treats?
 

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How do you make the liver treats?
I tried without a Dehyrdator machine - waste of time as they didn't turn out!

You can buy them, they are the only treats I use - one ingredient! Liver! As with anything just check which company you buy from. Other than liver treats I just use kibble.
 

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I tried without a Dehyrdator machine - waste of time as they didn't turn out!

You can buy them, they are the only treats I use - one ingredient!
Easy for you to say :) I never saw liver treats on local pet stores. I found one but it wasn't only liver! Ouff
 

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During actual training sessions, I've been using chicken or turkey hotdogs. When we do rally, Caleb "gets paid" when he's back in his crate after we've finished the course. I use something special than, and not always the same thing. Most of the time I use pieces of home made treats. I need to make more, tho, so lately it's been either a duck breast or bacon chew or a piece of celery.
 

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Here's something I make for my dogs. I usually break it up into small pieces and freeze them in several sandwiches bags. Then just get one out to use it. I got the recipe on this board. I can't remember who posted it but it is one that is so easy and I feel good knowing what's in the treats.


Raw liver 1 container or 1 lb with juice

2 eggs

1 tsp garlic powder

3 cups of quick cooking oats

Put the first three ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix well. Pour into a large bowl add the oats a cup at a time, stirring carefully after each cup. spread the mixture on a large 10 x 15 greased cookie sheet with a rubber spatula or wet your hands with water and spread. it should be a quarter to a half inch thick bake at 250 degrees for 30 - 45 min. Remove from the oven cut in half or fourths and loosen with a rigid spatula turnover and bake another 15 min. remove from the oven. Let it cool and break into chunks it must be refrigerated and can be frozen
 

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I used to make liver treats, a receipe similar to the above, but had flour I think instead of oats. Now I usually use hot dogs chopped up and nukes, or string cheese. Sometimes I use steak that has been braised in garlic butter and a red wine sauce (more of those treats go down my mouth than the dog's however!
 

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Hot dogs or carrots seem to work best.

Wellness made some salmon & venison treats that also worked well.
 

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How do you make the liver treats?
I used to make the recipe Jeanne made. Can add tuna or salmon.

Ones I made most of the time were dried liver. I cut the liver very thinly across the liver. Lay if on wire oven racks and cook about 100C or bit less(not sureF ).Cook until dried. Usually about 8 hours if I remeber. Makes the house a bit stinky,when they first start cooking.Dogs love them and last for ages.

If you are like me and hate the feel or smell of it I use gloves and knife and fork to cut it.
 

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I used to cut hot dogs into really tiny pieces and microwave them until hard.
 

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I used to cut hot dogs into really tiny pieces and microwave them until hard.
hmm.. That's an easy one.. Although I do not have a micro wave, but I can grill them or put them in the oven ..I guess!
 

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