If you want to train a dog, even just basic commands like sit, down, stay or come, in some cases it is very useful to have some healty dog training treats to use as a reward. There is an infinite amount of treats on the market but there’s no comparing the ones made at home with the ones you buy. First of all you also know exactly what’s in them and second in it so fun to make meatballs for your pet! Let’s discover the recipe for homemade dog training treats!
Homemade dog training treats recipe
With our recipe for dog treats, not only can you give your pet a healthy treat but you can save a lot compared to buying traditional dog treats that are in stores. Let’s get to work! First of all, choose the type of meat you like which can be chicken, beef, and ground turkey. Alternatively, if you have a vegan dog, you can subistute the protein with green beans that you grind up with a bit of fennel. Let’s sumarize what you need:
- 100 or 150 grams of meat or alternatively 200 grams of blended or minced vegetables;
- 3 or 4 tablespoons of breadcrumbs.
Handmade dog treats
Once you’ve prepared the meat or vegetables put it all in the blender and blend until it is all uniform. Once it’s a paste, make little meatballs. The size should be based on the size of the dog. Obviously a chihuahua shouldn’t have a two kilo meatball! For a small dog the meatball should be as big a index finger fingernail and for a big dog as big as that of a thumb. Remember that it is a training reward not lunch!
Avoid using eggs, you’ll see that it all comes together just fine with breadcrumbs. It will take a bit longer compared to the meatballs we eat given the size, but if you preprare them with your four legged friend you won’t even notice. Once you’re done preparing your homemade dog treats, all that’s left to do is put them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, leaving space between them and put them in the oven at 180 C for about 8-10 minutes.
Try not to dry them out too much, if they are small they won’t take long to cool. As soon as they have cooled your treats for dog training will be ready. If you don’t have much time, you can also prepare tons all in one day and store them in freezer bags in your freezer. Obviously you will have to take them out to the thaw the night before a training session.