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Have you ever wondered how Trainers keep their dogs focused? It’s the treats. See our Trainers Treats guide.
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.
Then I Discovered the Training Treats that Trainers Use!
In visiting a local dog show, the trainer gave me the scoop on what he uses, something the dogs can’t refuse.
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 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.
Here are 4 ways to make training treats.
Toby’s Meat Training Recipe
- 1 lb Chicken, Beef, Liver, or Turkey
- 2 tbsp Garlic Powder
- Place any meat you choose into a saucepan and cover well with water.
- Add garlic powder and bring water to roiling boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the meat is cooked.
- Remove from pan and dry on paper towels.
- To freeze all meat, slice and place individual pieces on a cookie sheet. Put in freezer until it is hard.
- Then remove and place in a container.
- If you were to put all the meat pieces in a container and then freeze them, some pieces will stick together. This way, you can get out a few pieces at a time.
- To thaw, heat in the microwave for about 1 minute., depending on the power of your unit. If you’re going to a train, put in cooler and place in your pocket about 30 minutes before training. It will thaw quickly.
- Can be frozen for about 3 mo. Will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
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Training Treat Recipe # 2
Quick and Easy to Avoid the Smell Dog Training Treats
- 1 lb Chicken, Turkey, Beef, or Liver
- 3 1/3 Cup Flour
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- Put meat in blender or food processor and pulse until liquefied.
- Add remaining ingredients, blend well.
- Place into a microwave proof container and cook on high for 20 min.
- Slice into squares immediately, and remove
How to make dried Jerky Treats
Is the idea of Liver totally disgusting to you?
Well, I have just the thing. This beef jerky recipe is so good, you’ll have to watch you don’t eat up all your own treats!
HINT: For 3 lbs of thinly sliced beef–best choices are London broil, sirloin tip roast, or sirloin steak cuts. These should be cut in strips about 1″ wide and 1/4″ thick. To facilitate cutting put meat in the freezer until it is stiff but not frozen. You will end up with about 20-25 strips.
Homemade Beef Jerky Good Enough To Eat
- 3 Lbs Beef
- 2/3 Cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 2/3 Cup Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder or crushed garlic
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 2 tsp Minced onions
- 1 Tbsp Salt
- Cut beef into strips about 1″ wide and 1/4″ thick. You will end up with about 20-25 strips.
- Place all ingredients in a large, covered glass bowl and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
- Next day, clean the top oven rack and take out only as much meat as the rack will accommodate (for most ovens, this is about 10 pieces).
- Put a cookie sheet or foil on the bottom rack to keep your oven from getting too messy.
- Set your oven on its lowest setting and crack the door so the moisture will escape and leave on until the pieces are dried.
- Smaller pieces will take about 2-1/3 to 3 hours, while larger ones may take 4 or 5.