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What's the most high value dog treat?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by sighthounds, Nov 8, 2018.


  1. sighthounds

    sighthounds PetForums Junior

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    What training treats get your dogs super excited?
    Liver, chicken, veggies, shop-bought.. or something totally different? Please let me know your secrets and recipes :)
     
  2. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Fishy mainly, but anything edible will do
     
  3. JoanneF

    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    Liver cake - can also be made with tuna.

    A pack of liver (supermarket packs are usually about 500 grams)
    About 250 grams of flour - I use gluten free as some dogs are gluten intolerant
    1 egg
    A slosh of olive oil or salmon oil for a glossy coat (optional)

    Cut the liver into pieces and use a hand blender to blitz it with the egg until it's a sloppy mess. Stir in the oil if using and the flour. It still should be a sloppy mess.

    Turn into a parchment lined baking tray measuring about 6"x9". It shold be about an inch deep.

    Bake at 170 degrees for about 15 minutes until a knife comes out clean.

    When it's cold, cut into kit kat finger sized pieces - half them again for a smaller dog - and freeze them in a freezer bag. They freeze in separate pieces so you can take out one at a time and break into smaller pieces for training.

    Dogs love it, it has no sugar, salt or other nasties and lasts for weeks. It also is cheap to make - a recent survey showed some dog treats to be more epensive, ounce for ounce, than fillet steak!
     
  4. Northpup

    Northpup PetForums Senior

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    Lamb! I guess it’ll depend on what their regular feed is too. Stan gets sardines and chicken with his food often so those aren’t that special anymore.
    Fish and chip shop sausage (rarely go but we’ll get him one if we do)
    Lamb or beef
    He loves carrots but not many dogs will choose veg over meat. Boiled baby carrots with butter are an extra luxurious one compared to a regular slice of one from the fridge
     
  5. kittih

    kittih PetForums VIP

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    What ever your dog thinks is high value. My neighbours dog thought his blue squeaky ball with pink bone pattern was higher than any food treat I could offer.

    Lay out a range of treats and see what your dog picks first. Also bare in mind that the value may change depending on the context.

    Value can also change depending how often the treat/reward is presented ie its scarcity or who else is competing to get it.
     
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  6. Maria_1986

    Maria_1986 Crazy Guinea Pig Lady

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    For Chevy it was smoked salmon as her top level, super duper amazing treat- it was the only substance that could compete with a squirrel! For regular training though she would get excited by her own normal kibble, with fish4dogs training treats being her normal lower mid range value treat and cheese being up at the top.

    Chester cheese is nearly always right up there, hot dog works well too, ham it depends on his mood, sometimes he loves it and sometimes he doesn't seem as keen. However a squeaky ball is his fav reward.
     
  7. Northpup

    Northpup PetForums Senior

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    Oh gosh yes! Forgot about cheese!! Extra strong cheddar is like a drug for mine
     
  8. kimthecat

    kimthecat PetForums VIP

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    Cocktail sausages !
     
  9. Picklelily

    Picklelily PetForums VIP

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    oven dried liver pieces
    webbox liver treats
    primula prawn and ham spread

    and because my dog is just plain weird pieces of butternut squash
     
  10. PawsOnMe

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    For Izzy she loves cooked chicken, blackberries, sausages, liver!, fish treats, semi-moist treats. But anything rolled along the floor to chase becomes even more high value.
     
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    Liver cake and Cheese
     
  12. Bugsys grandma

    Bugsys grandma PetForums Member

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    Woody loves, cheese, roast chicken, roast lamb and roast beef, he also loves a bit of black pudding on occasion, liver dried out a bit in the oven, hot dog sausage and tiny cubes of spam! Yuck! To be honest though,nothing can really compare to his beloved ball! When I first got him he had no idea what to do with a ball at all, I had to teach him how to play with it, now it is his favourite thing of all time.
     
  13. KSvedenmacher

    KSvedenmacher PetForums Junior

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    Yoda loves hot dog or liver (slow dried in the oven). He is not too fond of liver cake as it makes his poo runny. He loves cheese as well, but it makes him so gassy, so I only use it if I don’t have anything else at hand.

    As kittih says, it’s really what your dog values as treats. I tried a few different things before finding what Yoda loves.
     
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    XemzX PetForums VIP

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    For Jonesy it is literally anything edible! Though leaning more towards smelly for high value treats, though he will work for literally anything :Hilarious
    Addy is more particular though loves garlicky sausage treats and cooked chicken :)
     
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    IMG_5006.JPG For sox turkey breast if I have to emergency stop him I call turkey! Lily god knows anything I take she spits out but would do anything for her ball. Below is sox sitting for turkey.
     
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  16. Katalyst

    Katalyst A Lanky Lurcher and a Delinquent Dobermann

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    I find cheap tinned hot dogs and squeezy cheese to be pretty good go-to high value treats. Liver cake is also a favourite here but I always include some garlic when I make it. Just a heads up... it'll stink your house out.
     
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  17. BlueJay

    BlueJay Pee on it and walk away

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    Rory looooooooooves Ellas Kitchen baby food :D
    Basically blitzed up fruit in a squeezy pouch. Goes banonkers for them!

    Super stinky garlic sausages from here are Frodo crack
    https://natural-treats.co.uk/
     
  18. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

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    melon and home made peanut butter biscuits.:)
    Not sure why melon is so popular but all 4 of mine go nuts for it and my old family dog did too.:Bored
     
  19. Boxerluver30

    Boxerluver30 Hound Lover

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    Liver cake, i cant stand the smell though so won't make it myself, so it gets bought for him. Cheese. Anything fishy. There the 3 Samson seems to find most rewarding :)
     
  20. DaisyBluebell

    DaisyBluebell Earth, the insane asylum of the Universe

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    For Emma ANYTHING YOU PRETEND TO EAT YOURSELF FIRST!
    Seriously its dried sprats & Philly cheese in a squeezy tube
     
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