Training Treat Recipe
Hot dog training treats
Purchase a package of inexpensive hot dogs.
Cut hot dogs crosswise into 1/2 inch (or slightly less) slices.
Place hot dogs on a microwave-proof plate and dust with garlic powder.
Microwave at 2/3rds power (on my microwave that is level 6) for 20 minutes.
Rotate the plate every 10 minutes and watch carefully that they do not start to burn.
Check to see if most of the moisture has been evaporated.
They will still have some moisture from the fats in the hot dog but that should reabsorb within 5 minutes after you remove them from the microwave.
Cool on a paper towel and store in a zip lock.
You may also make these treats in the oven.
Set the temperature at 250 degrees and bake for 1 hour.
Check them every 15 minutes to see that they aren't burning (ovens vary in temperature).
The advantage of the oven method is being able to cook up several packages at once and
you don't have to watch them as closely.
NOTE: Microwaves vary in power so you may have to cook them a
little more or little less depending upon the power level of your microwave oven.