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Suggestions for RAW Treats for Tracking?

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My 6 month old Buddy has just started training with a local group that does Schutzhund. He is on a raw diet since he can't tolerate processed food. We used hot dogs for tracking yesterday, but he has had an upset stomach since.

Any recommendations to replace the hotdogs with a raw alternative. We will use cooked chicken if we need to.

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Re: Suggestions for RAW Treats for Tracking?

We use Natural Balance dog food rolls a lot for tracking. Not sure if your boy would tolerate it or not since it is processed, but might be worth a try. Of course using cut up raw meat can work too, but awfully messy. Cooked would be easier to handle. You might try freeze dried liver treats too.


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Re: Suggestions for RAW Treats for Tracking?

What about duck, turkey or chicken hearts sliced and dehydrated?


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Re: Suggestions for RAW Treats for Tracking?

Due to the volume of food needed in beginning tracking, I cooked boneless/skinless turkey thighs in the microwave and then chopped it up. Going raw would be just too messy.

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Re: Suggestions for RAW Treats for Tracking?

I get beef hearts and cut them into about 1/2 inch thick strips and brown them in a pan. Then I cut them with sciccors into tiny pieces. Some people put them in the oven on low heat to get rid of all the moisture, but I like them soft, they can swallow them and not chew anything.

I used to use liver too, but i didn't like the smell and they were more greasy too.

just wanted to add I make a bunch at once and then freeze them in smaller bags and thaw as needed
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Re: Suggestions for RAW Treats for Tracking?

What about freeze-dried treats? You can find freeze-dried liver, chicken, fish, etc treats at the pet store. My dogs' favorite is "Wildside Salmon" . You can also find dehydrated or freeze-dried raw dog food such as the ones made by Nature's Variety.


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Re: Suggestions for RAW Treats for Tracking?

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Originally Posted By: greenleafAny recommendations to replace the hotdogs with a raw alternative. We will use cooked chicken if we need to.

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That's what I would use. Just cook up a breast and cut it into TINY pieces - like the size of a pea.
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Re: Suggestions for RAW Treats for Tracking?

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Quote:Natural Balance dog food rolls
That is what I used in the states also.

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Re: Suggestions for RAW Treats for Tracking?

Awww, what a waste for beef heart...(sorry, I love it moist baked)

My brother does a lot of hunting and sends us frozen goose or crane breasts. When I have too much (it makes a great chicken fried steak), I filet it into about 4 layers then dice it up, and freeze it. The dogs love it.

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