When training a dog it is always useful to have some form of reward for them. However a lot of commercial products have additives and preservatives.
We make a Garlic Liver Cake as it is simple, easy to make and healthy
The dogs love it!
Note I have edited as I didn't specify the amount of Garlic
It is tiny (1/4 teaspoon in 2LBS of mix) and is mainly for it's aroma which is irresistable to mutts.
At this low concentration it is completely safe but can be left out if you wish
I was given this recipe by a VET - small amounts of garlic can be beneficial. Large amounts are dangerous however the same can be said of just about everything!!
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Step 1: Ingredients
Now we keep sheep and when it comes time to slaughter we keep the offal, a lot of people don't like liver (personally I love it) but we get about 50lbs a year, so this is a good way of using up any remaining from the previous year.
All measurements are for 1LB of liver
1LB Flour (anything but self raising)
1/4 tea spoon Crushed Garlic or Garlic Powder(this is just for aroma and will be a trace element and thus not dangerous for dogs
Microwave safe dishes
Step 2: Step 1 Mix
Chop 1lb liver into small chunks and blend
Add 1LB flour, 1 Egg, 50ml Milk and Garlic
If the mixture looks a little dry then add a little water
It should be thick custard consistency
Step 3: Step 2 YUM!
Put half of the mixture in a microwave safe dish (I'm sorry it looks like the contents of a nappy at this point!)
Spread it about 2cm thick
Microwave for 3 minutes
Step 4: Step 3 Turn
Turn it over on to a plate and microwave for a further minute.
Check it, if still soft then do another 30 seconds or so
When properly cooked it should be a bread/meatloaf type consistency
Step 5: Step 4 Cool and Cut
Cut into 2cm chunks and freeze.
If you use layers of cooking paper it is easy to separate small amounts at a time
Even frozen it will still be spongy and ready to use