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    Check out our blog: Top 10 treats to help keep Luna happy...

    Luna, a dog's life...: Top 10 treats that help keep Luna happy!

    What treats do your pups go bonkers for?
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    Cheers. I'll give a few of those a go.
    We have a heap of carrots and pineapple at the moment.
    Thanks for the ideas.
    Cool blog.


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    My two love love love carrots! but they go crazy for apples. Every time i go to eat an apple now, i get death stares from them both.

    Natures gift liver and chicken treats are really great too

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    Nibbler will do anything for cheese cubes, natures gift liver and chicken also :-) So happy with that, we used to give our other dog the natures gift strips, I tried them with Nibbler but he can't chew them effectively just yet. Haven't tried anything else so far... Will have a go with the pineapple now (going to cut some up for dessert) yum!

    smoked bones is a great idea for something different!

    He really did enjoy chewing on the goat tendon I got him, will have to buy more.

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    I find the smoked bones shatter too easily. They end up with heaps of small sharp bits at the end. So I stopped buying them, even though they were perfect for inside. Instead I give her smoked rawhide bones inside. They smell like bacon! And I give raw bones outside.

    My dog likes the liver treats and the Nature's gift treats, but for training - and especially on our walks - I prefer to use soft foods like cooked chicken, cubes of ham (cut offs from the deli counter at our local IGA) and sliced frankfurts. They are easier for her to swallow fast, which is important when you do training on the go. I found the chicken treats would often just roll out of her mouth in those situations and her having to search for them in the grass was too much of a distraction.

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    I have to agree with the smoked bones shattering. i think they are just a version of cooked bones. same as RAW bones being left out in the sun too long. I like only fresh RAW bone for dogs.

    We make our own liver treats, very cheap...We buy a $2.50 lamb's fry and cook it on our verandah for 12 minutes on high. it goes all rubbery. i drain it and cut it into small pieces. Into the freezer and defrost as needed. The pieces are very easy to handle and during training I find most dogs love them.

    My dogs also love carrots........It is a real treat and peas, especially fresh from the garden.

    Fruit in any manner is also much wanted. But a bit hard to carry in your pockets

    My dogs love just about anything edible as a treat, but the thing we give the least and only as a "we are in a hurry and forgot the treats at home" are frankfurts, they love them, but my Annabelle is very allergic to preservatives, so I buy her fresh meat on those days.
    It is amazing though when I take classes that there are still people who just bring dry food. And still expect their dogs to work for them.

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    I'll try making my own liver treats this weekend. Thanks for the tip! The store bought liver treats I find too hard and they often have sharp edges, so not very suitable as "fast rewards".

    I do like to mix steamed chicken cubes in with my treats too. When it's steamed, it isn't greasy either. I have a Tupperware microwave steamer, so just put some chicken thighs in that and steam for about 8 minutes. More expensive than liver though! They're usually the highest value rewards I give to Banjo atm.

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    I also will not give them the smoked bones, such sharp shards.

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    We haven't had any issues with shards on the bones.. A lot of what she is eating is the meat thats still on the bone and cartilage.. Thanks for the heads up though!

    Thanks guys, some awesome ideas
    Meet Luna, a 13 month old Beagle pup in Melbourne with her sister Cynder a 13 week old Border Collie!
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