Making Dog Training Treats at Home

When you decide to make your own dog treats for [i4w_ud_DogName], then you have full control over the amount of fat, sugar, and overall calories that will be included in the result. Furthermore, you’ll know exactly how much of every ingredient has been included. And you’ll be able to avoid chemicals and preservatives that aren’t as good for your dog’s health. This kind of knowledge is very important for [i4w_db__DogBreed]s, as they can become obese very quickly.

Making your own dog treats is really easy and the following recipe for chicken and green bean dog treats is a great starter: it’s a healthy snack and really tasty for your dog. It should prove a winner when it comes to giving [i4w_ud_DogName] the right motivation for training. What’s more, these chicken and green bean treats contain vitamins A and C, and a good amount of fiber. And they only take about 15 minutes of prep time and about 35 minutes to bake. One batch makes the equivalent of 36 large cookies, or around 140 small training treats.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ½ cups of whole wheat flower
  • 1 cup of cornmeal
  • ¾ cup of chicken stock
  • ½ cup of green bean puree (boil or steam the green beans for 10 mins til tender, then blitz in a blender with a little of the cooking water as necessary to make a smooth paste)
  • ¼ cup of skim milk (or water if your dog has a dairy intolerance)

Mix the dry ingredients and set aside. Whisk the chicken stock, green beans, and milk together. Add the wet mix to the dry mix a little at a time, until a stiff dough has been formed. Either roll the dough and cut into shapes or roll small balls of the dough between the palms and flatten for smaller, round treats. Lay them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for approx. 35 minutes at 350ºF or until they are crispy, but not burned! Allow to cool fully before serving to the dog.

These cookies will provide a wonderful, low-fat, nutritious treat for your dog whether you simply want to provide it with the occasional special treat or are using the cookies as rewards during the training process. However, you still need to be careful that treats and other supplements never account for more than 10 percent of your dog’s daily caloric intake.

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