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NATURAL TRAINING TREAT?

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Stitch   

rI have a young large breed dog (read bottomless food pit) who I have found can't tolerate many of the commercial dog training treats.

He also seems to have issues with heart and/or liver....I haven't worked that one out yet.

Currently I am using chicken.  It is high value but it is not only expensive but very messy to feed. 

Oven dried diced heart/liver did work and was easy to feed but it gave him the runs.

Can you share some of your training treat ideas please?  He goes through a small plastic baggy sized lot each training session.

 

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In the wet food aisle of Aldi and I think it was Woolie (maybe Coles) - where they keep the pet mince - they often sell bags of small dog food. These are essentially tiny meatballs and are my basic go to. I mix kibble in with them so the kibble gets the flavour and then alternate while training :)

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I am seriously no expert in training, just basic training for my foster dogs. But I use lamb puffs because they are puffy, dry (so easy to carry), break up small and don't give them the trots. :)  It's lamb lung. 

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46 minutes ago, Powerlegs said:

I am seriously no expert in training, just basic training for my foster dogs. But I use lamb puffs because they are puffy, dry (so easy to carry), break up small and don't give them the trots. :)  It's lamb lung. 

lamb puffs are a favourite here :)

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sheena   

I go through heaps of treats, especially with a new puppy in training.  I buy the Prime 100 rolls from the pet store & cut them into tiny pieces & store them in the freezer.  The Salmon & the Roo are the favourites here and along with the chicken are the easiest to cut & handle.  Some of the varieties are a bit crumbly but those three, especially the roo are good.

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Rebanne   

I used to fry up some cheap steak with peas and carrots for my fat foodie. The vegies took on some of the meat flavour. Emma never knew what she was getting and didn't care!

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Thanks for all your suggestions.  I was thinking about the Prime rolls as they can be single source protein.  The lamb puffs sound interesting but not sure if it would upset the gut.

 

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Stitch   

Prime Roll Kangaroo & Pumpkin have worked really well.  I diced a whole roll and then froze it in 125g baggies....somewhat of an endurance event but happy with the results.

It just shows that you get what you pay for....no upset tummy with the more expensive rolls.

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sheena   
2 hours ago, Stitch said:

Prime Roll Kangaroo & Pumpkin have worked really well.  I diced a whole roll and then froze it in 125g baggies....somewhat of an endurance event but happy with the results.

It just shows that you get what you pay for....no upset tummy with the more expensive rolls.

That is what I use & do...works a treat & am very happy with it.  I have tried one of the more expensive supermarket rolls but it was very jelly like & hard to handle

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corrie   
5 hours ago, Stitch said:

Prime Roll Kangaroo & Pumpkin have worked really well.  I diced a whole roll and then froze it in 125g baggies....somewhat of an endurance event but happy with the results.

It just shows that you get what you pay for....no upset tummy with the more expensive rolls.

That was exactly what I was going to recommend (specifically the roo and pumpkin). Having great success with this with a dog with IBD. 

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