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Saving on Dog Treats When Training

When you buy soft dog treats, such as jerky or sausage type, tear them into smaller pieces. You can give just one tidbit as a training treat or plain old reward. Most dogs don't need the extra calories of an entire treat, and this way, you spend more time with your dog, too. It's all about the love!


By zballoongirl

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March 11, 20050 found this helpful
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Hope I'm not posting this twice. My apologies if this happens.

I make my own doggie "cookies" for my dogs. They are dirt cheap to make and use ingredients that are in my house and I know what are in the treats. I make the cookies for my dogs every two weeks and they love them. I've tried them on other dogs and they love them too.

Here's my favorite:

Snickerpoodles Dog Treats

  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 3/4 cups white flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Mix vegetable oil, shortening and honey together until smooth. Add eggs and beat well.

Blend in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Knead dough until mixed well.

Shape dough by rounded teaspoons into balls. Mix the cornmeal and cinnamon together in a bowl and roll balls in mixture.


Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with a nonstick spray. Press the balls down with a fork twice going in 2 different directions or press with your favorite stamp.

Bake 8 minutes at 400. Remove from baking sheet and cool on a rack.

I go half white and half wheat flour and last week I substuted blackstrap molasses for half of the honey. You could make them in small nuggets before you bake them or break the larger cookies up.

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By guest (Guest Post)
March 12, 20050 found this helpful

A vet told me to fry a pound of liver, laced with garlic salt. for 30 minuets,cool and then slice into little cubes. My black and tan doberman, and my kitten, just love the treats. Who says you can't train a kitten.

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January 10, 20160 found this helpful

MilkBones and BlueDog treats can also be broken into smaller pieces.

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January 10, 20160 found this helpful

When training my cat, I use the broken pieces out of her Friskies treat bag.

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