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Old 09-28-2014, 02:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Training snacks with a raw food diet?

What do you use for training snacks to carry around with you during the day while on a raw food diet?

I noticed The Honest Kitchen has some dehydrated training snacks so I'm wondering if that is the way to go.

(Currently considering raw diet because my puppy is quite thirsty after eating kibble and poops 3x a day on Orijen 6 Fish -- although otherwise, she is doing fine on it from what I can see).
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Old 09-28-2014, 03:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Any treat your dog likes and will work for? I try to avoid the absolute junk, but other than that I'm not picky about treats like I am with his main diet. Mine likes bits of cheese, cooked chicken, the Wellness protein bars, and the Cloud star training treats with all their flavor varieties.
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I use ZiwiPeak for my raw fed dogs. Those are air dried real meals that I don't feel bad when I have to give out a bunch of those throughout the day as I can balance their raw meals by decreasing it. They are not as high value to the dogs as some other "junkier" treats but my shepherd is extremely food motivated so it works good to tone her excitement down a notch so she doesn't loose her mind during training.
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ZiwiPeak is great, I know some raw feeders that use it for training treats. I also like Real Meat. Like the ZiwiPeak, I use the dog food rather than the treat line, which are the same size, perfect for training treats but more economical since they come in larger bags. I use the 90% Air Dried, usually beef: Real Meat Pet Food

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Ingredients: Beef *, Beef Lung, Beef Liver, Beef Heart, Parsley, Pumpkin, Rosemary, Inulin (from Chicory Root), Ground Beef Bone, Vegetable Glycerin, Choline Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E Supplement), Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Vitamin E, Iron Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, Copper Sulfate, Nicotinic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide (source of iodine), Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid.

The Real Meat Company does NOT use any beef gullets or glands.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 35%
Crude Fat (min) 20%
Crude Fiber (max) 2%
Moisture (max) 15%
Calories 4250kcal/kg 181kcal/ 1/4cup (1/4cup=1.5oz) Phosphorus level=1.6% DM Calcium level =1.8% DM Salt/Sodium =.14% DM Chloride =.47% DM
A friend and board member here feeds raw and she uses Real Meat with her dogs.
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ZiwiPeak is great, I know some raw feeders that use it for training treats. I also like Real Meat. Like the ZiwiPeak, I use the dog food rather than the treat line, which are the same size, perfect for training treats but more economical since they come in larger bags. I use the 90% Air Dried, usually beef: Real Meat Pet Food







A friend and board member here feeds raw and she uses Real Meat with her dogs.

That would be me! I like using the Real Meat treats, but I also feel that they aren't as high of value like cooked chicken, etc. My youngsters are extremely food motivated so they work great and it is what I use most often. I will also use chicken, steak, or turkey hot dogs if I need something higher value.
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I simply cook up liver until it's almost dry...cut it I to very small pieces.
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Rafi is raw fed but I just give him regular grain free treats. I actually found the dehydrated raw treats were a little too rich for him so he just gets those when we go hiking.
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I feed regular treats that are well-reviewed. I figured it's only a tiny portion of the diet, so it doesn't matter too much.

I use cheese cubes, natural balance logs, zukes minis, freeze-dried livers, Orijen kibble, and others all cut up in similar sizes and mixed together.
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I have neighbour's that throw crappy dog treats over the fence and love that Gus does not recognize any of it as food. I just can't bring myself to feeding anything processed.
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I simply cook up liver until it's almost dry...cut it I to very small pieces.
Thats a great idea! We start class next week, and I was going to use liver bites, but fresh cooked is better! Thanks..
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