As the season of gift-giving unfolds, have you considered what delightful surprises await the canine companion in your life? Embracing a vegan lifestyle has not only transformed my culinary adventures but also inspired me to explore wholesome, high-value treats for dogs. In this festive blog, I share a delectable recipe that has not only found its way into my dogs’ Christmas stockings but has proven to be a game-changer in working with fearful pups.
This particular recipe, often dubbed “Tuna Fudge,” comes with a caveat—it’s not your everyday treat. Reserve it for special training occasions, especially when addressing significant behavioral challenges. Whether it’s recall training or helping your dog overcome specific fears, this savory delight steps up to the plate.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 12 oz tuna in water (undrained) or canned salmon
- 2 eggs
- 1 to 1.5 cups flour
- Dash of garlic powder
- Parmesan cheese
How to whip it up:
- Mash tuna in a bowl or blend for a smoother consistency, adding water or applesauce if needed. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
- Introduce flour, garlic powder, and eggs to the mix.
- Blend everything into a cohesive mixture.
- Spread the concoction onto a cookie sheet and sprinkle with Parmesan.
- Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes. Once done, it should have a putty-like texture—perfect for cutting into tiny squares.
- Freeze for convenient use.
This treat’s magic lies not just in its taste but in its convenient size and smell. Dogs, driven more by scent than size, appreciate the aroma of this potent snack in small portions. Don’t be deterred by the fishy smell during preparation; the joy it brings to your furry friend is well worth it.
Feel free to say hello to your pup on Christmas Eve as they unwrap their stockings and savor this special treat. Stay tuned for next week’s blog, where I’ll share more fantastic Christmas gift ideas for your canine companions.
Helpful Hint: Use a pizza cutter when cooled to effortlessly slice the treat into tiny squares.
Note: The recipe is based on personal experiences and experimentation in dog training. No specific external sources are referenced.