Tasty Tuna Tuesday

Every Tuesday one of the funniest dogs on the Internet, Kolchak the Puggle, shares some of his favourite treats and recipes. This series is such a hit, he has turned it into a blog hop so we can all share some of our dogs’ yummiest snacks.

Baking has been a hobby of mine for a long time. Once I discovered I could bake for my dog, I loved it even more. Shiva doesn’t care if the cheesecake doesn’t set or if the crust has turned to charcoal. No matter what I make for her, she gobbles it up as fast as she can. By far she is the best food critic ever.

I’ve shared this recipe before. As it’s my favourite and super-easy to make, I figured I may as well share it again. I attribute these treats with a lot of our training accomplishments. The batch I made this past weekend before the fun match served us very well. The stinkier, the better as far as my dog is concerned.

Here it is, the secret to our success:

Looks pretty tempting, doesn’t it? I bet your stomach is growling now.

Tuna Fudge

2 cans of tuna (do not drain) or 15 oz can of salmon un-drained – I have also used canned chicken and turkey. Basically any meat in a can will do.
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cheese – you can use any kind, I like parmesan because it is smelly
1 TBSP garlic powder – this is optional, I like to use it for the stink-factor

Mix all ingredients together and put in a greased 9×9 pan
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

What I love the most is that you can cut the fudge into teeny tiny pieces. They smoosh and tear easily and thus are perfect for training. Once cut up, the pieces freeze very well. Depending on how often you train, one batch can last for a few months.

Or, for one agility match.

Find some more tasty snack ideas by checking out the blog hop. Do you have any fun recipes you enjoy making for your pets? Does your dog have a favourite treat she thinks everyone else should know about? I’d love to hear them all!

39 thoughts on “Tasty Tuna Tuesday

    • And thank you for doing that, Sugar! I’m sorry I forgot to include your name. Your blog is terrific and the tasty hop was such a fun idea!

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    • They are so easy, that’s the genius of it all. They don’t taste like much, pretty bland, but dogs seem to like them. We were quite a hit with some other dogs on Sunday and Shiva ended up sharing!

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  1. I remember making these when you first posted the recipe and I can vouch for it’s easiness to make and gobble up factor:) Must make some more! I spend more time cooking for Frankie and Beryl than I do for myself so might as well cook some treats:)

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    • I am so glad your dogs liked them as much as Shiva. I have some other recipes as well but I love the simplicity factor. You don’t even need specific ingredients or equipment. I even use a larger pan than 9X9. Baking for dogs is much more flexible than baking for humans.

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  2. Wow that looks super easy! I will try that with my pups. I love to bake but haven’t ventured too far with baking for the pups. You’ve got me thinking now!

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    • My friend gave me an awesome baking for dogs book and I’ve only made a few recipes. I’ll have to try some of the more complicated ones and share them on here! I am glad I could inspire you. I can’t be the only crazy dog lady. 😉

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  3. That is a great recipe. We use chicken as bait for Storm in the ring, but I bet she would like these better than plain boiled chicken! Might actually get expression out of her…

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  4. YUM! Those look fantastic. (8the Mama gags.) – Kolchak

    Those look so easy and I bet they would be a HUGE hit over here.Kol & Fe love anything that is really, really stinky. Thanks for joining us on our Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop! Hop On!

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    • You can tell your mom that other than the smell, these treats are totally people-friendly. Much cheaper than the store-bought versions too.

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    • LOL. They aren’t that bad. But I may just be way too used to disgisting dog treats at this point. They are less gross than tripe!

      Or lamb lung.

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  5. Uh, sorry. I’m getting kinda drooly here. I have GOT to get my mom to make me some of these. It looks super easy so I bet she could prolly handle it. Okay, I gotta go get a towel to clean off my keyboard cuz it’s kinda wet now.

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

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    • It is really easy! She doesn’t even have to measure if she doesn’t want to. You’ll love them because she made them especially for you, right? 😉

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    • Hahahaha! I don’t cook for my PH either. I don’t cook period. Unless it’s for the dog.

      What does that say about me? I don’t want to know.

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    • It’s all about the disgusting smell. If you want to break through the haze that is Shiva on an agility course, you have to bring out the good stuff. Even hot dogs aren’t enough.

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  6. I agree.. the stinkier the better 🙂 thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe 🙂 We might just try this since Dom has become a very picky eater lately. Our love to dear Shiva.

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    • That’s tough. I don’t know how I’d deal with a picky dog. One of the reasons Shiva has been fun to train is her willingness to work for crumbs. You definitely have a challenge on your hands. I hope this can help.

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    • After two years, I don’t get grossed out by treats anymore. There isn’t much I haven’t held in my hand in hopes of enticing my dog. 😛

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  7. Okay, now I feel like a bad dog mom 😦 I have never baked or made anything for Cali. (But she has been feasting on fresh blueberries in our backyard!) She is allergic to so much stuff – I know I would be better off making her treats! (bad dog mom!)

    Those look truly gross and I’m sure they are perfectly yummy to Shiva! YOU are a good dog mom 🙂

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    • Blueberries are awesome dog treats. I often put them in her Kong.

      There are a few good dog cookbooks out there if you are interested. You are a very good dog mom too, whether you make homemade treats or not. I doubt Cali knows the difference, after all!

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  8. I made these a while ago and used them for Barbie’s CGC training, especially the more difficult things for her like recall and ‘meeting a friendly stranger’. They are firmer and better than the dog-polony rolls that I was using before that. I also like to make my dogs peanut butter & oat cookies. Will be cooking up some doggie treats on the weekend if I have time!

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  9. I love to bake but haven’t ventured too far with baking for the pups. And thank you for doing that, Sugar! I even use a larger pan than 9X9. After so many years, I’VE BURNED OUT.

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  10. They don’t taste like much, pretty bland, but dogs seem to like them. Golden Hello. They are less gross than tripe!

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