Have you ever wondered how Trainers keep their dogs focused? It's the Homemade Dog Training Treats.
How to Dehydrate Liver for Dogs
Does your dog love liver? Did you know that liver is a training treat that's considered a "high-value" treat for dogs.
Dog trainers have long used dehydrated treats for dogs to help during training sessions. Have you ever been to a dog show and admired the well-behaved dog and his owner?
The dog keeps his eyes glued to the owner, ready to do whatever he needs and is asked to do!
At first, I used to think it was the pet’s undying devotion to its master. But then I discovered it's the homemade dog training treats used to reward the dogs.
Liver Dog Training Treats
In visiting a local dog show, the trainer gave me the scoop on what he uses, something the dogs can’t refuse. Training Treats!
Both my dogs are food motivated. They love nothing better than a high value training treat.
You can use anything your dog likes to eat, as long as you’re changing it up to keep him or her interested in listening to you.
I love to dehydrate all kinds of meat, vegetables and homemade cookies for my dogs.
I know, you’re probably scrunching up your face and saying “Ewww.” I get it…Dogs have the opposite reaction – they love liver!
If the thought of liver is too disgusting, never fear, chicken, beef or turkey will work just as well.
How to Make Dehydrated Liver Treats
1-3 lbs liver is the only ingredient! Dogs love it plain, so no unnecessary spices needed.
Is the idea of Liver totally disgusting to you? Here's a recipe to dehydrate chicken. HINT: For 3 lbs of thinly sliced liver.
These should be cut in strips about 1" wide and ¼" thick.
To facilitate cutting, put the liver in the freezer until it is stiff but not frozen. It will make cutting it so much easier.
You will end up with about 20-25 strips.
After slicing place onto the dehydrator trays. Run the dehydrator for 4-6 hours, depending on how thin your slice of liver.
Pro Tip: Making liver in the dehydrator can cause the house to smell. If you don't like the smell of liver, try placing your dehydrator outside on the patio and let it run.
I have a covered patio, so placing the dehydrator and letting it run, sometimes overnight, is better than having the house smell.
Other Homemade Dog Treats
Do you enjoy making dog treats? Here's a few more recipes:
Make your own pepperoni treats - Yes! You can make your own pupperoni treats. These are easy to make using turkey sausage.
Simply place them into the dehydrator and let them cook.
I also like to cut them into smaller pieces to make it faster and easier to feed the dogs.
These are my dogs' absolute favorite treats!
Using Chicken instead of Liver
Dehydrated Chicken Treat - These chicken treats are easy to make.
Simply cut up some chicken or buy the chicken for stir-fry, which is already cut into pieces.
Place them onto the dehydrator and let them sit for 4-6 hours, depending on the thickness of the chicken.
Toppers for Dog Food - Does your dog like vegetables? Do you enjoy making your own homemade dog food to use as a topper?
I feed my dogs kibble, but I make homemade dog food as a topper besides the kibble.
My dogs love it! It's a great way to get fruits and vegetables into your dog.
Share a meal with your dog - Did you know you can cook for you and your dog at the same time?
Here are some meal suggestions to share with your dog. Easy and quick to make, your dog will love it.
Free Homemade Dog Treat Recipe
Homemade Dog Liver Training Treats
A favorite homemade dog liver training treats
- 1 lb liver
Slice liver or any meat you choose into thin pieces.
Place onto a dehydrator tray.
Dehydrate for 4-6 hours. Time may vary with different dehydrators.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 32Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g
What temperature should the dehydrator be set on?
Ruby Doodle Dog says
I use about 70 cc on my dehydrator.