Treat Ideas for Dog Training

Ah, the million dollar question! What type of treats should I use to train my dog? Here are some ideas:

Boiled / baked protein

  • Take any cut of beef, pork, turkey, chicken (including ground)
  • Bake it or boil it
  • Strain off any fat
  • Let cool
  • Chop into bite-size pieces and portion into baggies
  • Portion into resealable sandwich baggies
  • Refrigerate for up to 3-4 days
  • Freeze for up to 2-3 months (freezer-safe container)

Cheese (always opt for low-fat)

  • Shred or chop into bite-size pieces
  • Portion into resealable sandwich baggies
  • Refrigerate for up to 5-7 days
  • Freeze for up to 3 months (freezer-safe container)

Wet dog food (canned)

  • Add a little water to dilute it
  • Portion into a squeeze tube (like this one: http://goo.gl/aZpIVW)
  • Refrigerate for up to 5-7 days
  • Freeze for up to 2-3 months (freezer-safe container – NOT the squeeze tube)

Low-fat / pancreatitis-friendly treats

  • Boil small elbow or shell pasta for 10 minutes, strain and rinse in cold water
  • Let it sit in cold water for 5 minutes and when it is completely cooled transfer to a bowl
  • Open a can of tuna (preferably no-salt or low-salt)
  • Strain the liquid into the bowl of pasta and mix well
  • If desired, flake the remaining tuna into the mix
  • Portion into resealable sandwich baggies
  • Refrigerate for up to 3-4 days
  • Freeze for up to 2-3 months (freezer-safe container)

Commercial Rollover Dog Food rolls

This kind: http://goo.gl/zs25mQ (they have a few flavours)

  • Slice into 1/4” slices
  • Pile 3-4 slices at a time and dice in one direction, keeping the form
  • Turn the pile 90 degrees and dice in the next direction, making tiny cubes.
  • Portion into resealable sandwich baggies
  • Refrigerate for up to 5-7 days
  • Freeze for up to 3 months (freezer-safe container)

How to slice and dice Rollover Dog Food rolls:

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