Commercial treats or Hotdogs? - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-02-2014, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Airman1stclass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 253
Default Commercial treats or Hotdogs?

So my puppy is running low on treats and im just wondering should I just start using hotdogs. Treats im looking at getting or cloud star brand training treats. Any advice?
Airman1stclass is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-02-2014, 08:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
onyx'girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SW, MI
Posts: 24,480
Default

I don't usually give hot dogs(or eat them!) but do give string or cubed cheese and natural balance or red barn rolls that I cut into pea sized training treats or tracking bait.
I've wanted to order this, many of the people I train with swear by it, now that we're back to tracking I probably will get some for tracking bait: Happy Howie's Meat Rolls
__________________
Jane~
Kept by Onyx, Kacie and Karlo
onyx'girl is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-02-2014, 08:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,158
Default

I wouldn't buy any treats from chain stores like petsmart or pet Co. They don't care about your dog. They care about making money and they will put anything on their shelves. There's a reason some of the higher quality respectable dog food brands refuse to sell to them.

If you buy treats go to a small pet boutique store. All the treats in there are usually made in USA. I'd go with natural balance rolls. It's firm enough to cut into a nice training size.

Hot dogs are great but they are very high in sodium. Imo the best treats are homemade because you know exactly what is going into them.
boomer11 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-02-2014, 08:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Lucy Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 6,881
Default

I'll boil some chicken breast or grill a cheap low fat steak like london broil. Cut them into a ton of tiny bite sized treats and you've got yourself a high value treat.

If you want to go commercial, I like zukes.
Lucy Dog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-02-2014, 08:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Airman1stclass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 253
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by onyx'girl View Post
I don't usually give hot dogs(or eat them!) but do give string or cubed cheese and natural balance or red barn rolls that I cut into pea sized training treats or tracking bait.
I've wanted to order this, many of the people I train with swear by it, now that we're back to tracking I probably will get some for tracking bait: Happy Howie's Meat Rolls
Thabks I'll definitely check these outs. I actually have natural balance rolls now. He enjoys these. He isn't crazy for them.
Airman1stclass is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-02-2014, 09:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Jakesworld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Vader, Washington
Posts: 120
Default

I use hot dogs, but not solely. I don't get the cheap ones like bar s, (mushy texture), I alternate with diced turkey, chicken, cheese and steak. Hot dogs are pretty high in sodium I think. Packs of breakfast steaks (thin cut) cooked and diced and frozen end up being Cheaper than quality commercial treats. Cooking a whole turkey can keep u in treats for awhile too. I used to cook a lb of hamburger patties, dice and freeze. (Haven't done that for awhile, don't know why) there's so many high quality treats you can make yourself. And it winds up being more economical. And they last a long time in the freezer. Not to mention variety. I do use some store bought treats, but mostly if I'm out and don't want my pockets all greasy.
Jakesworld is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-02-2014, 09:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
Master Member
 
eddie1976E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: CT
Posts: 546
Default

I just got some Paws Gourmet, but I think I will start making treats at home. Much more economical and healthy.

Leerburg | Soft Training Treats
eddie1976E is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-02-2014, 09:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
kjdreyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 307
Default

I think the Cloud Star treats are great - Jedda LOVES the chewy ones, and they're tiny so you don't end up stuffing her in a training session. They don't crumble in your pocket either. I found a deal on a variety of flavors on Amazon. They don't have salt or sugar in them, which I like. Good luck!
kjdreyer is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-02-2014, 10:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
Master Member
 
Diesel7602's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: utah
Posts: 788
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Airman1stclass View Post
So my puppy is running low on treats and im just wondering should I just start using hotdogs. Treats im looking at getting or cloud star brand training treats. Any advice?
Try making your own. My dog loves these. I use ground flax seed instead of corn meal. http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/18027...event10,event8
I also give my puppy hot dogs. But I wouldn't give them all the time =)

Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Diesel7602 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-02-2014, 11:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
SunCzarina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 12,797
Default

Does he like icecubes? My dogs go absolutely wild for frozen calves liver cubes. I broil 3 or 4 of them at once then cut them up and put them in 4 or 5 freezer bags.

Just be warned, liver's kinda nasty when you take out a bag for training and it sits in your pocket for an hour class. Venus loves cheese too but Otto's lactose intolerant and has low tolerance for fat so I have to treat with lean meat.
__________________
-Jenn

Venus of Crooked Creek 1/26/13
Otto von Hena-C 05/23/08
Morgan Donnermond 08/04/01 to 9/28/12 Long Live the Queen!

I have duct tape and I am not afraid to use it.
SunCzarina is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:17 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com