Training Treatsoogly

Would you work for nothing? No?
Would you work for pennies rather than pounds? No?

Just like you, your dog won’t enjoy working without a reward, or for low value treats.
Glass with dog treats
So here is The Upward Dog’s favourite soft training treat recipe to float your pooch’s boat!

The Upward Dog’s Dainty Delights

What you need…

250g raw liver (we use chicken, but use whatever suits your dog best)

250g flour (if your dog is sensitive to wheat, she will do better with a nut flour)

2 eggs

2 tsp. sunflower, olive or vegetable oil

2 tbsp. peanut butter

2 tbsp. virgin coconut oil

Cooking up a storm…

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 degrees for fan-assisted ovens). Line a baking sheet with greased parchment if you would like to make small pieces, or grease an oven dish to make a cake.
  2. Place all ingredients in a food processor, and blend until smooth.
  3. If the mixture seems very dry at this stage, add a little low sodium chicken stock to help it come together. If the mix is too wet, add some extra flour.
  4. Once the mixture is somewhere between the texture of cake batter (wet and sloppy) and pastry (dry and solid), it’s ready to bake. Spoon onto the baking parchment in little dots, or into your oven dish.
  5. Cook for 15-20 minutes, adjusting timings for different sized pieces. When cooked, the treats should be malleable, but firm enough not to break up when pressed. If your dog prefers a harder, biscuit-like treat, cook for a little longer.

Scrummy add-ins…

  • Any food supplements your dog normally enjoys can be added to these – we add Pooch and Mutt’s Bionic Biotic to help coat and skin health. You could also use their Mobile Bones powder for dogs that need joint support, or turmeric paste if your dog takes it for arthritis.
  • Bach Flower Remedies – we can personalise a bespoke mix for your dog to add to her treats.
  • Chopped fresh parsley – brilliant as a breath freshener!
  • Basil has been reported as helpful for some dogs (and humans!) with arthritis or other joint pain.
  • Try grating in some ginger as another potential breath freshener, and also as something to settle any sensitive tummies.