The Dog Rescuers With Alan Davies

Recipes for your dog: Training treats

/ 4 February 2016

These fruit and vegetable strips are perfect for tearing up into bite-sized morsels and using as training treats for your dog.

reats can be torn into bite-sized morsels perfect for dog training.

Good for: Getting vitamins in a dog’s diet.

Ingredients

1 x banana
1 x large dessert apple
1 x small sweet potato
100g of grated carrot
85g rolled oats
250g whole wheat flour
1 x egg
75 ml water

Method

Preheat oven to 180 °C// Gas Mark 4
Prick sweet potato and cook in microwave for roughly 5-10 minutes – the insides should be mushy and easy to mash. After cooling scoop out inside from skin, and place in bowl.
Peel banana and break/slice into large pieces. Place in bowl.• With potato masher, squash banana and potato. Mix together to form a paste.
Add grated apple and carrot, along with rolled oats and flour.
Gradually add in beaten egg and the water. Mix all ingredients together until they form a ball of dough.
Lightly flour a clean surface and roll the mixture out with a rolling pin until roughly 1cm thick. Be careful not to press on mixture too hard when rolling.
Slice them into desired sizes and shapes depending on the size of your dog – if used for training, treats should be bite-sized.
Place on baking tray and bake in oven for around 20 minutes until golden.

Remember: After baking, treats should be left to cool before giving to your dog

Storage instructions: store treats in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Allergy information

Before grating your apple it is important to core it as pips contain cyanide which in high doses can be lethal to dogs.
If your dog has a wheat allergy, wheat flour can be substituted with rice flour.