These dog treats made from hot dogs are sure to be a hit with your fur baby!! They are easy to make, keep beautifully, and are great fro training and rewards!
Do you ever have leftover hot dogs? Maybe you threw some on the grill and there’s 2 left in the package. Or you made them for lunch and one is still floating in the pan?
|This is Buddy, quite possibly the pickiest ex-stray lab ever and he loves these!|
The first dog I had as an adult was a Blue Heeler mix named Spunky. He was an awesome dog, my sworn protector… but he was a little crazy! To tame his craziness a little we enrolled in dog training classes. I needed to learn how to handle a dog with his energy level and he needed to learn to listen.
One of the things we learned during those classes was how to make these treats! The class instructor gave us the “recipe” during the first class and had us make them to bring to all future classes. These are perfect for training, you can even cut the hot dogs into halves or fourths to make them perfect tiny rewards, they are also inexpensive so since you use a lot for training it makes them a nice affordable option.
Here’s what you’ll need for these hot dog dog treats
You are now going to microwave these poor hot dogs to death. Because microwaves vary I can’t give you an exact time, mine takes about 6 minutes. Zap them in 2 minute increments, and check in between. If you’ve chopped them into smaller pieces the cook time will be much shorter. When they are about half way done they’ll look like this.
If they are cooking unevenly rearrange them a little, move the center ones to the edges and the edges to the center so they all cook the same.
Here’s what they look like when they’re finished. They are basically dehydrated, and kind of feel like styrofoam. Remove them from the microwave with care, the plate will be super hot!