Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Biscuits - FOR DOGS!
Val's Secret Santa

2 C. flour
1 C. wheat germ
1 C. peanut butter
1 egg
1/4 C. vegetable oil
1/4 C. water
1/2 tsp. salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine flour, wheat germ and salt in a large bowl. Mix in peanut butter, egg, oil and water.
3. Roll dough out onto lightly floured surface to about a 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out biscuits with cookie cutter.
4. Transfer biscuits to an ungreased baking sheet.
5. Bake 15 to 25 minutes for small (1 inch) or 30 to 35 minutes for large (3 inch) biscuits.
6. Transfer to rack to cool. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.

Santa's dog will do anything for these!

Hot Dog Treats
Marie Finnegan

Slice a hot dog and then nuke it until it's shriveled. This makes a great training treat. I even cut the slices in half for a smaller treat. You don't want to feed the dog-just entice it and/or give it a reward. I also put dog food (dry) and use pieces of that for treats too. Some dogs are picky so I usually have 3 different things to choose from with me. 

To hold the treats in I use a neat pouch that clips to a belt loop on my pants. It zips closed when not in use and it is easily washed. It's also easier to get the treats out of faster than my pocket!

Liver Training Treats for Dogs
Val Nichols

1 lb. raw liver
1 egg
....put egg & liver in blender to liquefy
Then mix in bowl with:
1/4 C. powdered milk
1 C. corn meal
1/2 C. wheat germ

Add small amount of flour to make stiff (if needed). Use aluminum foil or lots of spray on cookie sheet. Press into pan. Bake at 350 about 20 to 30 minutes, until bottom is light brown. Cut into large pieces to wrap in foil and freeze. Take out only enough for a day or two. Does not store long in refrigerator.

Since Boomer's allergy problems, I have not been using these with him, he is allergic to wheat. The best and least messy treats we have used so far is plain beef jerky. We buy a flank roast, or some other inexpensive cut of beef, and slice it thin and put in in the food dehydrator. (see you should have hung on to that one you sold at the yard sale!) After it's dried, I put about 1/2 in the freezer for later use, and the other half in a Ziploc bag in the fridge. You can cut it up into small training pieces with a scissors.

Liver Treats
Kathy Coffman

I don't know about liver treats, but I just used plain old dried liver, haven't met a dog yet who didn't love my liver :o)
I just get about three or four packs of frozen liver (I like Armour-beef, calf's liver is too tender)-then I plop them all in a large pot cover with water and add lots and lots of garlic (I use the jarred minced garlic)-the garlic is very important (as it makes the liver not smell so bad while it is cooking VBG). I boil the liver just till the pink is gone. Then I take it out and bake in a 250 degree oven for about an hour or so-turning once-I cook it until it is well dried out on the outside and still a bit moist on the inside-(I use cookie sheets lined with foil and place the liver on raised racks inside the pans).
As soon as it is done I freeze the whole batch in zip lock bags, and pull out just what I need to use. It only takes about a half hour to thaw out-and they like it frozen too! or you thaw it out in the microwave.